Ohio State University attack echoes Islamic State group’s brutal calls

The Islamic State group has urged sympathizers online for a few years to strike out alone with any weapons available to them.

By: AP | New York | Published:November 30, 2016 1:16 am

 

Ohio State university attack, ohio attack, Islamic group, Ohio state university, IS group connection in Ohio, terrorism, Abdul Razak Ali Artan, world news, indian express news Law enforcement officers work around a parking garage in response to an attack on the campus of Ohio State University on Monday, Nov. 28, 2016, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)

The car-and-knife attack at Ohio State University employed methods Islamic State extremists suggested in articles this fall in the group’s slick new online magazine. It isn’t clear whether the slain suspect, Somali-born student Abdul Razak Ali Artan, ever saw or heard about those instructions.

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The Islamic State group has urged sympathizers online for a few years to strike out alone with any weapons available to them. But the group has reinvigorated that message in recent weeks in its new propaganda magazine and a video. That’s according to the SITE Intelligence Group, a US monitoring service that tracks militant postings.