In recent months on the Internet, ISIS has been encouraging knife and vehicle attacks similar to what looks to be the jihadist attack at Ohio State University on the Monday after Thanksgiving. For example, according to The New Yorker, last October there was a special appeal to the East African community:
If there are any men of this Muslim community who have not yet taken their stand against non-believers by waging jihad for Allah’s cause and who truly care about fulfilling their duties to their Lord, they must march forth without delay.
Ali Artan, the 18-year-old Ohio State attacker, was a U.S. resident from Somalia. After living for seven years in Pakistan, he immigrated in 2014 to the U.S. Ali Artan allegedly ran his car into a group of bystanders at OSU before attacking with a butcher’s knife those who rushed to his aid.
Below is an observation from NRO’s David French:
We don’t have as many terrorist immigrants from Indonesia, India, or Malaysia as we do from Pakistan, Afghanistan, Somalia, or from the conflict zones in the Middle East. It’s much less risky to bring into the country a cardiologist from Jakarta than a refugee from Kandahar.