It was June 5, 2014 when a young teenager named Abul Razak Ali Artan arrived in Dallas with his mother and six siblings.
A little more than two years before he was the suspect in a violent knife attack on the Ohio State campus.
“We gave them aid and comfort and some shelter as part of the government resettlement program,” explained Catholic Charities C.E.O. Dave Woodyard.
The Somali immigrants arrived from Pakistan at D/FW International Airport via JFK International Airport.
Catholic Charities says someone from the organization likely picked the family up from the airport when they arrived.
According to Catholic Charities of Dallas records, the family was in temporary housing in Dallas for 23 days, leaving June 28, 2014.
“Then they emigrated. Left, and moved onto Columbus, Ohio,” Woodyard said. “And that’s when we closed our file.”
Woodyard said that file will now be shared with the Columbus Police Department in its investigation of Monday’s attack.
Woodyard points out that refugees are vetted by the U.S. Department of State before they arrive in the United States and that organizations like Catholic Charities are there to help them assimilate and start new lives.
NBC has already scrubbed their original version of the report which included the Muslim jihadi’s Facebook quotes, captured by Jihad Watch: OSU jihadi: “By Allah, I am willing to kill a billion infidels”
Law enforcement officials tell NBC News that Artan left behind a post on what appeared to be his Facebook page shortly before the attack, saying that assault on Muslims around the world “led to a boiling point. I can’t take it anymore.” The post ends: “By Allah, I am willing to kill a billion infidels in retribution for a single DISABLED Muslim/Musliman.”
The post appears to show that Artan suggested people “screenshot” his message before it got taken down. In fact, what appears to have been his Facebook account is now offline….
Replacing it with the more generic references:
Eleven victims were taken to three Columbus hospitals. Most had been hurt by the car, and two had been stabbed, officials said. One had a fractured skull.
Neighbors said he was always polite and attended daily prayer services at a mosque on the city’s west side.
A motive was not immediately known, but police said they were investigating whether it was a terrorist attack.
Artan wrote on what appears to be his Facebook page that he had reached a “boiling point,” made a reference to “lone wolf attacks” and cited radical cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, NBC News reported.
“By Allah, we will not let you sleep unless you give peace to the Muslims. You will not celebrate or enjoy any holiday…Btw, every single Muslim who disapproves of my actions is a sleeper cell, waiting for a signal. I am warning you Oh America.”
And the president-elect chimed in:
More on Catholic Charities and the jihadis they bring to unsuspecting towns across the U.S. here.