Will Ohio State University students change their tune about sheltering illegal aliens after a refugee has been accused of using a car and knife in a Monday attack on campus?
NBC News reported:
An Ohio State University student posted a rant shortly before he plowed a car into a campus crowd and stabbed people with a butcher knife in an ambush that ended when a police officer shot him dead, a law enforcement official said.
Abdul Razak Ali Artan, 18, 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.
“Law enforcement officials told NBC News that Artan was a Somali refugee who left his homeland with his family in 2007, lived in Pakistan and then came to the United States in 2014 as a legal permanent resident,” the news site reports.
Eight days earlier, OSU students were circulating a petition, demanding that administrators protect individuals on campus suspected of breaking federal immigration laws.
According to The Latern:
As President-elect Donald Trump rolls out his transition into office, questions are in the air regarding how his policies proposed on the campaign trail might come to fruition. While Trump has backed away from a wall along Mexico’s border, stricter illegal-immigration enforcement still could still come about in other ways, potentially on campus.
That’s the worry of hundreds of students who have signed an online petition asking Ohio State to make its campus a “sanctuary campus” — offering protection against deportation — for students who immigrated to the United States illegally. How much this petition could potentially help, however, is unclear.
“It’s kind of a symbolic action, to show that OSU stands in solidarity with immigrants and that OSU supports the Latino community in Columbus, including those who are involved on campus — not just students but also staff and faculty,” petition signer Anna Babel, assistant professor Hispanic linguistics, told the paper.
Will a suspected terrorist attack by a “legal” refugee who appears to have carried out his attack because of hostility to America cause Ohio State students to rethink harboring illegal immigrants?