Somali refugee Abdul Razak Ali Artan, who attacked students and faculty at the Ohio State University campus in Columbus last week, is featured in an article in the newly released edition of the Islamic State magazine “al-Naba.” The 57th edition of the magazine was released on December 1.
On November 29, ISIS officially claimed Artan as a “soldier” of theirs. However, it is not believed he was in direct communication with the terrorist organization, headquartered in Raqqa, Syria.
Artan drove a car into a group of people, which fits tactics distributed by ISIS to its supporters. On the day of the attack, police tweeted just before 10 a.m., “active shooter on campus. Run Hide Fight. Watts Hall. 19th and College.” The Columbus Dispatch reported that one person in the car had a gun while the other had a “large knife.”
However, it was later revealed Artan was working alone and that no gun was found on his body or in the crime scene.
Law enforcement sources told NBC News that Artan, who was killed at the scene, was an 18-year-old Ohio State student. The sources told NBC he is a Somali refugee and a legal permanent resident of the United States.
Nearly all people in Somalia are Sunni Muslims. ISIS is a Sunni Islamist extremist group.
WBNS reports that nine people were injured.
Read the English translation of the article below:
One of the Mujahideen of the Islamic State attacked a gathering of infidels in the city of Columbus, Ohio, resulting in serious injuries. The media reported that the brother Abdul Razak Ali Artan ran over a group of Ohio University student with his car. The knife used in the stabbing of kuffar (non-Muslims) resulted in serious injuries on a professor who taught at the university.
According to information broadcast by the American police, Artan, 18-years-old, of Somali origin, had been living in America for years.
God allowed him to injury 11 infidels, thankfully.
The agency announced that Artan is one of the soldiers of the Islamic State. His attack on infidels was carried out in response to calls from the Islamic State to target non-Muslims everywhere.
Some sites had published a letter he had sent to the brother of the US government
Crusader Arab Internet Network, which warned of the continuation of mujahideen attacks on America.
There have been several attacks aimed at American crusaders recently, most notably the attack carried out by brother Afghan Omar Mateen, acceptable to God, who killed and wounded more than 100 sodomites inside the club [in Orlando, Florida].