Yesterday there was an attack at Ohio State University that left many injured and the suspect dead. We now know that moment before the attack, the attacker left an anti-US Facebook post.

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18-year-old, Abdul Razak Ali Artan, took to Facebook to say,

“I can’t take it anymore. America! Stop interfering with other countries, especially the Muslim Ummah. We are not weak. We are not weak, remember that. If you want us Muslims to stop carrying lone wolf attacks, then make peace. We will not let you sleep unless you give peace to the Muslims,”

Artan spoke on American-born Yemeni imam Anwar Al-Awlaki, which is the man that the US accused of being an al-Qaeda recruiter and subsequently killed in a drone strike. Artan called him a ‘hero’ in the Facebook post. During the attack, Artan reportedly hit people with a car and then got out and cut them. Authorities are currently searching for a motive in the attacks. He was a OSU transfer student of Somali descent. A quote of his captured the school newspaper as he spoke on muslims being afraid to be muslims. He said,

“I wanted to pray in the open, but I was kind of scared with everything going on in the media. I’m a Muslim, it’s not what the media portrays me to be. If people look at me, a Muslim praying, I don’t know what they’re going to think, what’s going to happen. But I don’t blame them. It’s the media that put that picture in their heads, so they’re just going to have it, and it—it’s going to make them feel uncomfortable.”

Source: Complex