PJ media reported that in October ISIS called upon the newly welcomed American Muslims to join in jihad. They were urged in the ISIS newspaper Rumiyah, to target teens playing sports after school or even flower sellers hawking blooms on the street with “knives.”
ISIS wrote in Rumiyah, that their warriors should go into quiet places, suburbs, and unlikely spots so that Americans feel “fear everywhere they go.” Obviously, they will not be targeting gun controlled states, as places such like Pennsylvania that wouldn’t work — too many people, men and women have concealed carry. In fact, today in Walmart, a woman with her children, got made when her son opened her bag and a little revolver shone brightly in the aisle. She turned quickly to hide the weapon; I just walked away; I cannot say I was surprised.
ISIS will also be calling these thugs “just terror operations” — “just” as an adjective for “justice.” Al-Qaeda calls lone actions “open-source jihad.” Right after the first Rumiyah, there was Tampa. Now there is Ohio State. I sincerely doubt that Neil Young will be updating his famous “Tin soldiers and Nixon’s coming.”
The assailant at OSU said “I am sick and tired of seeing my fellow Muslim brothers and sisters being killed and tortured EVERYWHERE,’ it stated. ‘I can’t take it anymore.’America! Stop interfering with other countries, especially Muslim Ummah (communities)… [if] you want us Muslims to stop carrying lone wolf attacks.’ ” Obviously he did not get the second communique that “lone wolf is out.”
As for his knife attack, seven or so people are in the hospital, and the deluded 18 year old assailant is dead.
There are currently estimated to be more than 100,000 Somalian refugees living in the United States. There has been a small trickle of Somalia immigrants into the United States since the 1920s. But numbers exploded during the 1990s when a bloody civil way broke out after rival factions toppled Siad Barre’s regime in 1991.
Since then, news agencies report there have been half a million casualties and more than 1.1 million people have been displaced by the brutal war which has raged for more than two decades. There is a fragil government in place, but with war all around, how long that will last is unkown.
Between 2013 and 2015 alone, the United States has accepted more than 25,000 Somalian refugees. Artan entered the country with his family in 2014 as one of 9,000 Somalian refugees – the highest Somalian influx in the past three years. However, he and his family reportedly fled Somalia first to Pakistan before coming to America in 2014 where he gained legal permanent status.
Refugees must apply for asylum within their first year in the United States. Following a year in the U.S., they are offered the opportunity to apply for a Green Card. After five years, they can apply for citizenship.
The Library of Congress has a case study on Somalia that you can read and dowload for free. It goes up to 1992 so it is not current, but still interesting. Check it out here.