ABC News is reporting is reporting that the machete-wielding Muslim who hacked up diners at a popular Christian Israeli’s restaurant in Columbus, Ohio was known to the FBI. What that means is anyone’s guess. Increasingly we find that many Muslims behind jihad attacks were “known to authorities.”
These attacks, more frequent now, are an out-and-out war on our way of life. And yet President Obama did not take to the airwaves and did not call for “machete control.” He made no denunciations of imams calling for knife jihad; nor did he speak to the ideology behind this savagery.
There are no lone wolves in the global jihad. There are Muslim faithful — soldiers — all acting in the cause of Allah.
What mosque did Barry attend? Was it the radical Noor mosque? Atlas readers remember that it was the Noor mosque that ratted out teenager Rifqa Bary to her parents after she secretly converted out of Islam, putting her in mortal danger.
“Man Who Allegedly Attacked Ohio Restaurant With Machete Was Known to FBI, Sources Say,” By Emily Shapiro, ABC News, February 13, 2016:
The machete-wielding man who allegedly injured four people in an attack at an Ohio restaurant before he was shot and killed by police was known to the FBI, but not under full scale investigation, law enforcement sources tell ABC News.
The suspect, identified as Mohamed Barry, 30, according to Franklin County Coroner Dr. Anahi Ortiz, was in a law enforcement database which includes names potentially related to terrorism, sources said. Being in the database would have flagged him if he came in contact with local authorities.
The FBI is investigating the suspect’s motive, Columbus Police Chief Kim Jacobs said at a news conference this afternoon, adding that the motive is not yet clear.
Barry had a Columbus address, but police do not yet know where he is from, Jacobs said.
The man’s attack was first reported at the Nazareth Restaurant and Deli in Columbus around 6 p.m. Thursday, the Columbus Police Department said today. The man allegedly walked into the restaurant, had a conversation with an employee and left, before returning about 30 minutes later, according to the Associated Press. That’s when he allegedly approached a man and a woman sitting by the door and launched his attack, the AP reported.