The mainstream media today is refusing to acknowledge an obvious motive in a brutal attack at Ohio State University yesterday.
According to ABC News, 18-year-old Somali refugee Abdul Razak Ali Artan drove his car into a crowd of students before exiting the vehicle and slashing at people with a large knife. 11 people were injured, and Artan himself was shot dead by a quick-acting campus police officer.
Here is the evidence, according to NBC News, linking Artan to Islamic terrorism:
— In a manifesto posted to Facebook right before the attack, he railed against the U.S. and its treatment of Muslim countries.
— He praised radical Islamic cleric Anwar al-Awlaki as a "hero."
— He said the U.S. could stop lone wolf terrorist attacks by making peace with — giving into — ISIS.
— He said he'd reached "a boiling point."
— He vowed to "kill a billion infidels" if it meant saving a single Muslim.
— He gave a threat linked to the timing of his attack as students returned to campus after the Thanksgiving holiday, writing, "By Allah, we will not let you sleep unless you give peace to the Muslims. You will not celebrate or enjoy any holiday."
“Certainly looking at the attackers' social media, it looks like the motive was the type of motive we've seen in other terrorist attacks that have been inspired by terrorist groups overseas, like the Islamic State,” claimed ABC News contributor and former National Counterterrorism Center director Matt Olsen.
But not everyone wanted to acknowledge that.
Of the five major networks, Fox News and ABC News are the only ones noting that, based on the evidence above, authorities are looking into terrorism is a very possible motive in these attacks. NBC presents the facts but doesn't draw that connection. As for CNN and MSNBC, neither outlet had a single mention of the OSU attack on their front pages as of noon Eastern, even though CNN features around 80 stories on its crowded front page.
What do you think of this?