Terror attack in Columbus, OH?

Friday, February 12, 2016
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Fred Jackson, Steve Jordahl (OneNewsNow.com)

restaurant attack in Columbus, OHNew and disturbing details are beginning to emerge about last night's attack at a restaurant in Columbus, Ohio.

A man with a machete walked into the Nazareth Restaurant & Deli and began attacking customers. Four people were injured, one with critical wounds. Police shot and killed the man after he attempted to flee the scene.

CBS News has identified the man as Mohammed Barry, a Somali Muslim.

According to Daniel Horowitz, senior editor at Conservative Review, the restaurant, which serves Middle Eastern cuisine, is owned by an Israeli Christian. He says Islamic persecution of Christians may have come to America.

Horowitz

"It would be an awful coincidence if a Somali Muslim happened to just randomly get upset one day, come in with an axe, and the target just happened to be a prominent Israeli Christian restaurant," Horowitz tells OneNewsNow.

According to The Associated Press, the owner of the restaurant says he believes his establishment was targeted because he is Israeli, but the FBI isn't so sure. Hany Baransi tells The Columbus Dispatch that he thinks the machete-wielding man purposely chose the Nazareth Restaurant & Deli on Thursday instead of one of the other nearby businesses in the strip mall. FBI Special Agent Rick Smith says it's too early in the investigation to jump to any conclusions.

CBS says officials believe the Somali suspect may have traveled to Dubai in the United Arab Emirates in 2012. Law enforcement is concerned that this is a terror attack and have called in the FBI. At this point, they say it appears to be a "lone wolf attack." Horowitz reacts to that report.

"Once again the FBI is resorting to their talking point of a 'lone wolf attack.' Well, it might be a lone wolf in that this person wasn't officially commanded, controlled, and directed by a professional terror group. But it is part of the global jihad," he emphasizes.

According to Horowitz, when officials call something a "lone wolf attack" they're trying to diminish the existential threat Americans face from Islamic terror. In fact, he says, it's even more terrifying than a 9/11-type al Qaida or ISIS plot.

"What is even worse is just a ubiquitous, widespread jihad where you have hundreds of thousands of Muslim immigrants living in Western countries, and at any point they could target anyone," he laments.

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