OSU Jihadi Slasher Was Really A Nice Guy – Which Proves A Point

abdul-razak-ali-artan-mn-0900_163e9570c8bdceffc9fad6fe4e820a0b-nbcnews-ux-2880-1000AP’s ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS provides us the standard “I find it hard to believe he would do that” report today, via Yahoo News.

You know who “he” is.  Abdul Razak Ali Artan.  The Muslim refugee from Somalia who ran his car into a crowd of students on the Ohio State University campus, exited the vehicle and began to chop and slash at his victims with a machete (or some sort of large edged weapon). Eleven went to the hospital.  The nice guy is dead, shot by a police officer.

That guy.

His friends and acquaintances say he really wasn’t a bad sort of fellow.  Here are some excerpts from Huggins’ piece:

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Somali-born student who injured nearly a dozen people in a car-and-knife attack at Ohio State University showed few signs of bitterness despite what must have been a difficult early life, and he even danced onto the stage when he graduated from community college…

That’s important for us to know, don’t you see?  He had a difficult early life and he danced onto a stage for his diploma.

…Those who knew him say he always said hello to his neighbors in the low-rent apartment complex where he lived with his mother and siblings on the city’s west side…

This is pretty standard journalistic fare, frequently seen in reports about serial killers or mass murderers whose friends and neighbors are utterly dumbfounded that this nice boy from the neighborhood is accused of something horrible – like running over college students with a car and stabbing them with a big knife.  It’s just not possible.

…A video of his graduation ceremony [from Columbus State Community College last May] shows him jumping and spinning onto the stage and smiling broadly, drawing laughs, cheers and smiles from graduates and faculty members…

That’s great.  He amused people.  They laughed, cheered and smiled for him.

…Authorities say that Artan and his family were thoroughly vetted before coming to the U.S., and that Artan underwent a second background check when he became a legal permanent resident in 2015…

I wonder what that says about this vetting business that we’re told is supposed to be so effective in protecting us from jihadis getting into the country with the “refugees.”

…Columbus State said he had no behavioral or disciplinary problems while he was there from the fall of 2014 until this past summer…

He was a model student, I’m sure.  I love it.

He was personable and willing to be interviewed and photographed, said Ohio State student reporter Kevin Stankiewicz…

What a guy.

Jack Ouham, owner of a market near Artan’s apartment, saw Artan almost every day when he stopped in for snacks but never alcohol or cigarettes.

He was never angry, Ouham said.

“Very nice guy,” he said.

And, predictably, no one from the mosque he attended knows him.

All of the above proves what Robert Spencer has been saying about Muslims for years:

It is impossible to predict when the most peaceful appearing Muslim will decide to answer Islam’s eternal call to jihad, pick up a weapon, and kill non-Muslims.

About John L. Work

John Lloyd Work has taken the detective thriller genre and woven an occasional political thread throughout his books, morphing what was once considered an arena reserved for pure fiction into believable, terrifying, futuristic, true-to-life “faction”. He traveled the uniformed patrolman’s path, answering brutal domestic violence calls, high speed chases, homicides, suicides, armed robberies, breaking up bar fights, and the accompanying sporadic unpredictable moments of terror - which eventually come to all police officers, sometimes when least expected. He gradually absorbed the hard fact that the greatest danger a cop faces comes in the form of day-to-day encounters with emotionally disturbed, highly intoxicated people. Those experiences can wear a cop down, grinding on his own emotions and psyche. Prolonged exposure to the worst of people and people at their worst can soon make him believe that the world is a sewer. That police officer’s reality is a common thread throughout Work’s crime fiction books. Following his graduation from high school, Work studied music and became a professional performer, conductor and teacher. Life made a sudden, unexpected turn when, one afternoon in 1976, his cousin, who eventually became the Chief of the Ontario, California, Police Department, talked him into riding along during a patrol shift. The musician was hooked into becoming a police officer. After working for two years as a reserve officer in Southern California and in Boulder, Colorado, he joined the Longmont, Colorado Police Department. Work served there for seven years, investigating crimes as a patrolman, detective and patrol sergeant. In 1989 he joined the Adams County, Colorado Sheriff’s Office, where he soon learned that locking a criminal up inside a jail or prison does not put him out of business. As a sheriff’s detective he investigated hundreds of crimes, including eleven contract murder conspiracies which originated “inside the walls”. While serving on the Adams County North Metro Gang Task Force and as a member of the Colorado Security Threat Intelligence Network Group (STING), Work designed a seminar on how a criminal’s mind formulates his victim selection strategy. Over a period of six years he taught that class in sheriff’s academies and colleges throughout Colorado. He saw the world of crime both inside the walls and out on the streets. His final experiences in the criminal law field were with the Colorado State Public Defender’s Office, where for nearly two years he investigated felonies from the defense side of the Courtroom. Twenty-two years of observing human nature at its worst, combined with watching some profound changes in America’s culture and political institutions, provided plenty of material for his first three books. A self-published author, he just finished writing his tenth thriller.
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