November 28, 2016
He just wanted to dispel prejudices against Moslems.
The thing about being a Republican is that we’re proven right again and again about everything.
But it’s rare that events vindicate our message in such delightfully ironic ways.
The ape responsible for the violence at Ohio State University on Monday was presented by their student journal as a poster boy for non-violent Moslems who just want to pray in peace and resent White people’s bigoted prejudices about Islam.
Wow. Muslim OSU attacker was profiled in student magazine. He was just misunderstood!!pic.twitter.com/OfnCUCFN02
— Preston Roark (@Roark__) November 28, 2016
The journal in question, The Lantern, just reproduced the interview on their website.
On Monday afternoon, the Ohio State Department of Public Safety released the name of the suspect involved in the violent incident near Watts Hall — Abdul Razak Ali Artan, a third-year in logistics management. The Lantern had interviewed Artan as part of Humans of Ohio State, a print-only feature in The Lantern’s Arts&Life section. Below, The Lantern has reproduced the same interview that appeared in the Aug. 25 issue of the paper. The text below is a direct quote from Artan.
“I just transferred from Columbus State. We had prayer rooms, like actual rooms where we could go pray because we Muslims have to pray five times a day.
Sounds like the university bent over backwards to accommodate these Moslems, doesn’t it?
I guess catering to these savages doesn’t reduce their urge to kill the infidels, after all.
This seems like important information.
“There’s Fajr, which is early in the morning, at dawn. Then Zuhr during the daytime, then Asr in the evening, like right about now. And then Maghrib, which is like right at sunset and then Isha at night. I wanted to pray Asr. I mean, I’m new here. This is my first day. This place is huge, and I don’t even know where to pray.
“I wanted to pray in the open, but I was 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. I was kind of scared right now. But I just did it. I relied on God. I went over to the corner and just prayed.”
Oh, that poor boy! He was scared! He was afraid that people thought he was violent because of the media’s strident anti-Moslem rhetoric.
All I can say to Artan is “thank you.” So far, it doesn’t seem like he succeeded in killing anybody. But he did succeed in creating a powerful argument for deporting all Moslems, even the ones who claim to be peaceful and misunderstood.
Now, every time liberals whine that we’re “misrepresenting” Islam and that most of them are good guys, we can just point at this story.