Terrorism? Somali Refugee Identified in Ohio State University Attack

While the attacker’s name in the attack on the Ohio State University campus has not yet been released, police have identified him as a Somali refugee who was a permanent resident of the United States and a student at OSU. Some reports have said he was 18 and others have said he was 20.

Authorities are still trying to determine the motive behind the attack which left 10 injured, one critical, and the attacker dead, but they have not ruled out terrorism in the attack. The officer who ended the attack arrived in less than one minute after a report was made that someone had mowed people down on the sidewalk with their car. After running over people,the suspect exited his car and began to stab people with a butcher knife. The officer was able to shot and kill the attacker within about a minute or so after arriving on the scene.

Initial reports indicated that there was an active shooter on the campus which prompted some leftists to immediately begin attacking the Second Amendment and the gun rights of law-abiding Americans. The shots, however, turned out to be police shooting the suspect who used his car and a large kitchen knife in his attack.

ISIS has instructed followers online to attack the West in any way they can. They have told them if they can’t get a gun to use a knife or a car. The suspect in the Ohio State University attack, contrary to initial reports, did not use a gun but rather used a car and a large knife.

This story is developing.

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Jennifer Burke
Jennifer Burke
Jennifer is a Co-Founder of PolitiStick and the Editor-in-Chief. She is a graduate of Texas A&M University and a certified teacher with 12 years experience in the classroom. Jennifer attended what is credited for being the first modern-day Tea Party rally in the country in the Seattle area and from there emerged as a powerful speaker and writer within the movement. While still in Washington State, Jennifer was selected to be a member of the second graduating class of the Jennifer Dunn Leadership Institute (JDLI), a program which identified future conservative leaders. Jennifer worked as the National Outreach Director for one of the largest conservative groups in the country and served as Managing Editor and writer for what quickly grew to become one of the top 15 conservative sites in the country. She brings to Politistick a passion for the fight for freedom for current and future generations.

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