Abdul Razak Ali Artan, an 18-year-old Somali refugee, has been identified as the assailant behind Monday's attack at Ohio State University
Abdul Artan was pictured smiling broadly at his community college graduation in May, just months before he became radicalized and bitter about the ‘mistreatment’ of Muslims and attacked his classmates at Ohio State – mowing them down with a car and slashing them with a butcher’s knife.
Artan described how he was ‘at boiling point’ and ‘just couldn’t take it anymore’ in a Facebook rant, minutes before launching his brutal attack which is now being investigated as terrorism.
'I am sick and tired of seeing my fellow Muslim brothers and sisters being killed and tortured EVERYWHERE.
'By Allah, I am willing to kill a billion infidels in retribution for a single disabled Muslim,' the chilling message warned.
In the post, Artan also praised American-born Al Qaeda leader Anwar al-Awlaki, who was killed in a CIA drone strike in 2011 and has been cited as the inspiration for many terror attacks on American soil.
Artan was born in Somalia but moved to a refugee camp in Pakistan in 2007 with his mother and siblings, after their father was abducted in their home country.
After seven years in the refugee camp, the family-of-seven was granted entry to the U.S. as refugees, arriving through New York's JFK Airport in June 2014.
It's unclear what exactly triggered Artan's anger to boil over, but he hinted at his discomfort being a Muslim man in America's heartland when he was interviewed by the school's student newspaper on his first day of classes in August.
In an interview with The Lantern, Artan complained about the media's allegedly negative view of Muslims and said that he felt scared to pray on campus.
Source: UK DailyMail