White House press secretary Josh Earnest said last Tuesday that the Ohio State University student who attacked several people with a knife the day before “may have been motivated by extremism,” but warns Americans to not blame Islam for the attack.
Law enforcement officials have identified Abdul Razak Ali Artan, a Somali refugee, as the suspect in the knife attack that has left several people injured. He was shot dead by a police officer shortly after he ran a car into a crowd on campus and stabbed several people.
While the attackers own Facebook indicates that the attack was motivated in support of the Islamic State (ISIS), Obama and his administration has made it very clear that they do not want to attribute this act of violence to the “religion of peace” and has warned Americans that by doing so, we would only increase the risk of attacks.
The Obama administration is warning Americans not to cast blame on Muslims after a student at Ohio State University launched an attack on innocent civilians that was likely inspired by Islamic State terrorists.
“Our response to this situation matters,” White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest explained to reporters during the press briefing. “If we respond to this situation by casting aspersions on millions of people that adhere to a particular religion or if we increase our suspicion of people who practice a particular religion, we are more likely going to contribute to acts of violence than we are to prevent them.”
Earnest said that although there was evidence that the attacker might have been inspired by extremism, his motives were still under investigation.
Law enforcement investigators have pinpointed the attacker as “likely inspired by ISIS” according to a CNN report release after the White House press briefing.
The attacker posted a message on Facebook that law enforcement officials have released to the public.
“By Allah, we will not let you sleep unless you give peace to the Muslims. You will not celebrate or enjoy any holiday,” he wrote before the attack. “Btw, every single Muslim who disapproves of my actions is a sleeper cell, waiting for a signal. I am warning you Oh America.”
On Tuesday, the ISIS news agency Amaq claimed the attacker was “a soldier of God,” according to the New Yorker, and might have been inspired by the Islamic State’s terrorist manual.
The attack was clearly motivated by Islam and by ISIS as written by the attacker’s own hand. The current White House stance on the Ohio State attack sounds like more of the cuckhold-liberal-safe-zone crap we’ve been hearing from Obama and liberals for the past eight years. It’s time to set things right and realize that if it walks like an Islamist extremist, talks like an Islamist extremist and attempts to mass murder Americans like an Islamist extremist, it probably is an Islamist extremist.
H/T [Jihad Watch]