Ohio: Muslim Machete Attacker Screamed “ALLAHU AKBAR” While Hacking Up Restaurant Patrons

ByPamela Geller on February 16, 2016

Notice how this key detail is left out of every major news story of this barely-reported on act of savage jihad in Ohio? And Obama — where’s Obama on this?

Ohio Machete Attacker Shouted, “Allahu Akbar”
By Daniel Greenfield, FPM, February 15, 2016:

What could possibly have been Mohamed Barry’s motive in attacking people in an Israeli Arab Christian restaurant in Ohio with a machete? It’s a mystery.

“He had a look on his face that was [indescribable],” Gerald told NBC affiliate WCMH. “And it was just a lot of hate and anger, and I have no idea where the rage is coming from.”

I believe it’s known as the Koran. Specifically, “Slay the idolaters wherever you find them, and take them captive and besiege them and lie in wait for them in every ambush” (Quran 9:5).

But Let’s not jump to any conclusions.

The assailant, identified by police as Mohamed Barry, a 30-year-old of Somali heritage, “came in and asked where I was from,” Baransi told The Tower. While Baransi was at home nursing a headache at the time, one of his employees– a young waitress– told Barry that the owner is from Israel. The man left after he determined that Baransi wasn’t at the restaurant, only to return around 30 minutes later with a machete and start hacking people.

“He came to each table and just started hitting them,” Karen Bass, who was in the restaurant at the time, told WBNS. “There were tables and chairs overturned, there was a man on the floor bleeding, there was blood on the floor.”

“He yelled ‘Allahu Akbar’ and then he attacked them with the machete and that’s when they shot him and killed him,” Baransi said.

This is a major news story and the media’s silence is a criminal act unless you are Muslim, of course. Then it’s in accordance with Islamic law.

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‘A Lot of Hate and Anger’: Victims Recall Gruesome Ohio Machete Attack

by Tim Stelloh, NBC News, February 15, 2016:

Three days after a machete-wielding Ohio man attacked four people — and was later killed by police — some of his victims recalled the gruesome encounter inside the Nazareth Restaurant and Deli.

Mohamed Barry, 30, marched into the Columbus eatery shortly after 6 p.m. Thursday, authorities said, and began assaulting patrons. Debbie Russell and Gerald Russell, both 43, were in a front booth where they had just finished dinner when Gerald noticed a man barge through the door with what he believed was a baton.
Police: Machete Attack Suspect ‘Acted Alone’ 2:05

“He had a look on his face that was [indescribable],” Gerald told NBC affiliate WCMH. “And it was just a lot of hate and anger, and I have no idea where the rage is coming from.”

When Barry charged the couple and swung the machete at their heads, the station reported, they protected themselves with their hands. Both suffered significant damage to their fingers and have received hundreds of stitches, WCMH reported.

Bill Foley was performing Thursday night at the Nazareth Restaurant and Deli when a man with a machete started attacking people. gofundme

William Foley, 54, a musician who regularly performs at the restaurant, “aggressively attempted to subdue” Barry, Foley’s friend Bonnie Stern told NBC News in an email. He engaged “in a physical altercation with him to keep him from hurting or even killing the other people in the restaurant. He was then critically injured in the process.”

Stern added that Foley remains in the intensive care unit at Grant Medical Center in serious condition.

The fourth victim, Neil McKeein, 43, has been released, WCMH reported.

After a restaurant worker fought Barry off with a metal baseball bat, he fled in a white Toyota. When police forced him to the side of the road, Sgt. Rich Weiner told the station, he “lunged” over the hood of his vehicle, machete in hand. When a Taser didn’t stop Barry, police fired, killing him.

The motive behind the attack is unclear. The restaurant’s owner, Hany Baransi, told WCMH on Saturday that he believes he was targeted because he is Israeli. Shortly before the attack, Barsani said, Barry entered the restaurant and asked a worker for details about Baransi’s life.

Law enforcement officials told NBC News that the FBI investigated Barry four years ago after he expressed radical views, although additional details were not provided and agents’ interest in him remained brief. No connections to ISIS have been found, the officials added.

If Barry had been radicalized, that was news to his uncle, Mamadou. He told WCMH that his nephew, who was born in Guinea and moved two years ago to Ohio from Philadelphia, was to have been married in three weeks and that he’d never heard him say anything about carrying out an attack.

“Everybody’s surprised,” he said. “The whole family’s surprised.”

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  • screaminmimi

    Surprised? WHY? This is normal for Muzzies.

  • StanW

    Police were unable to determine a motive for the attack, saying it most likely had to do with a disagreement over condiments.

    • correcht


    • IzlamIsTyranny

      LOL. Well at least it wasn’t an internet video critique this time.

    • Steve

      No halal goat burgers.

    • joe1429

      Maybe he had a bad day at work “workplace violence syndrome” he just “snapped”

  • spacearcadian

    restaurants shouldn´t provoke muslims, get halal certification like in britain

    • Pray Hard

      “Commandatory”? You ARE a Cajun.

  • Michael Copeland

    “The whole family’s surprised.”
    They always are.
    He was shouting “Allahu Akbar!”
    “The motive behind the attack is unclear.”
    It always is.
    All these lone wolves – running in the same ideological pack.

    • Evil Liberal

      But he was a good boy.. Heard that one before

      • joe1429

        yes, “very hardworking , quiet neighbor” haha

  • Jantavious

    Islam is cancer

  • Dusty Koellhoffer
    • Pray Hard

      This is why every REAL American should carry.

      • Steve

        I just saw an article about a rodeo that is disallowing carrying of firearms and in effect circumventing the concealed carry law by making a no gun zone. I have seen other businesses doing the same thing. I think these bans are illegal and should be challenged in court when businesses go around the law. in the meantime I think those businesses that do that should be boycotted as best as possible or at least challenged for the safety issue that they impose on clientele. For example, if you work at a business and they ban firearms then they are keeping you from carrying concealed for personal defense at least legally. I know some businesses want to try to say they protect their employees by having one security guard at a gate or walking around that is nowhere to be found when the shid hits the fan.

    • ted

      If he doesnt actually appoint a mooselamb, he will definitely appoint someone who panders to them.

      • kodster

        From what I understand, he’s leaning heavily towards an India-born Hindu who was just appointed, and confirmed by the Senate by a 97-0 vote, 2 years ago, to the Washington DC District Court of Appeals. So, a left-winger (not as hard left as Obama, but still left of center) who has already gone through the confirmation process, with no ‘nays’… in order to force the Senate’s hand… why won’t you confirm him, you did before??? The only way to avoid confirming this nominee would be to not even schedule the confirmation hearings before the Senate Judiciary Committee in the first place. That’s what McConnell intends to do… not even schedule them, and that’s his right to do so, since he’s the one in control of the Senate, being the Senate Majority Leader… it’s his job to assign the reviews to the individual committees, before bringing them to the Senate floor. This is what pissed everyone off in the Senate, when Harry Reid was in control… he wouldn’t assign them either… just sat on them, at his desk.

        • ted

          Maybe we should just outsource the Supreme Court to Bangalore.

    • Dorrie

      I don’t go anywhere without my firearm in my handbag.

      • Steve

        Good for you. It’s good to hear a woman that believes in taking care of herself.

      • kodster

        Hi, Dorrie… glad to see I’m not alone in my practice.

    • kodster

      He can’t do any ‘recess’ appointments. SCOTUS already slapped him down on his previous attempts to make appointments during regularly scheduled recesses of Congress, attempting to circumvent the Constitution. The ONLY time he can make such an appointment is during an EMERGENCY recess, and it is of dire necessity to have someone in place. Well, SCOTUS has operated with only 8 sitting justices, before, so no precedence or emergency there.

      • Dusty Koellhoffer

        As I ask repeatedly, since when has that ever stopped him? Have they actually UNDONE his previous appts? Or just said they are wrong?

  • ruthy k

    http://www.worldtorahnews.com/#!UPDATE-Owner-Of-Columbus-Ohio-Machete-Attack-Restaurant-Vows-To-Hang-Bigger-Israeli-Flag/cjds/56c27cf30cf2da78df4e555e I LOVE this guy! The owner of the restorant says what he plans to do. Get a bigger Israeli flag, wear a star of david and get a Tatoo! OMG- Yes! He’s nobody’s doormat. “Honest to God, I am not kidding. They don’t scare me. We are Israelis. We are Israelis. We are resilient, we fight back.”- he said! Here’s hoping for your renewed success. Keep at it!

    • Michael Copeland

      Messages of support can be sent.
      There is an e-mail facility on their website:

      • ruthy k

        Thanks, I used it. As a side note, his business site is a hoot and a holler! Seriously funny! Worth visiting.

      • ruthy k

        He really appreciates the support. If you want to give him and his crew an emotional lift, reach out to him on his site’s contact section. Lets show him he’s not alone. Thanks for the resource Michael!

    • Lia

      Go, Sir! Am Yisroel Chai!!

    • ted

      He should get a bigger gun too.

      • joe1429

        too bad no one had a gun in the restaurant

    • joe1429

      He got balls

  • The FBI screwed up big-time on this Muslim p.o.s.

    • IzlamIsTyranny

      The FIB is increasingly infiltrated by muslums.
      Case in point: within the last three years a synagogue was shot up somewhere in the Mid-West. The FIB did nothing. This year, someone put three strips of uncooked bacon across the door handles of a mosque and the FIB offered a $5K reward for any information leading to the arrest of the terrorists.

    • Pray Hard

      The Federal Bureau of Islamization is compromised and complicit. They did exactly what they’ve been told to do by Mobama.

    • honeybee

      The RBI did not ‘screw up” they followed order

  • Sifter

    “No Jewish? It’s OK, you’re Christian, you will do.” Slash thrust slash. Just another routine day in Islamoworld.

  • IzlamIsTyranny

    Too bad Colmes wasn’t there, I would’ve liked to see the muslum man culturally enrich Mr. Colmes w/his machete.

  • Lysy2

    This is why I ALWAYS CARRY, EVERYWHERE!, even to church!

    • Pray Hard

      Nice avatar. Liberals, leftists, Muslims and “atheists” hate mine.

  • Pray Hard

    Wish I’d been there. They could have just called the morgue. It would have been fun listening to the coroner explain how the Mollusk had a chair crammed down his throat.

  • Steve

    Black lives matter gone wild meets mohammad jihad in the workplace.

    • kodster

      Not a joke… BLM is guarded by the New Black Panthers, who are ALL Muslims.

      • Steve

        Thanks for the info. What can I say they both hate America. The joke will be on black lives matters since islam has a long history of enslaving blacks.

        • kodster

          Unless they convert to Islam, themselves. Both are financed here in the USA by none other than George Soros.

          • Steve

            Yes, it all becomes more and more clear-one of the globalist financiers of leftist turmoil- Soros. If blacks to convert it might be move up for them so to speak in the class status in islam that might be tolerated. I still believe a lot of the upper strata globalists are in it for more than just money and power and control by islam or even blacks. If you ever saw eyes wide shut and the ritualistic partying of these people in satanic orgies alluded to by kubrick, it could be these people are hoping to make chaos of this world for some sort of desperate hope for deals for immortality with whatever powers they imagine. I don’t mean to go off the deep end on you but if you look at some of the people in that group for example bill ciinton and his associations with orgy island it’s enough to make you wonder. Then of course there is the bilderberg,the trilateral commission, the council on foreign relations , nafta and other trade treaties ongoing that make you wonder about the globalists agenda even more. I’m sure the gop likeliness to place a candidate for president is really pissing off a lot of these globalists especially Trump or Cruz or even Rubio.

          • kodster

            You’ve pretty much nailed it. Believe me, I am very much aware of what they do. ;)

  • Drew the Infidel

    One well-placed round of talon ammo (it’s still available) would have shut him up. Just quietly pull the trigger without war cries and let the Glock do the talking.

  • Florian75

    It is paramount to have high standards of journalism in the counter-jihad/counter-islam movement, but sadly this article falls short. The headline and premise are totally misleading and unsubstantiated by the evidence presented in the article.

    1) The author writes: “He yelled ‘Allahu Akbar’ and then he attacked them with the machete and that’s when they shot and killed him, Baransi said”. Hany Baransi, the restauarnt owner was not at his restaurant during the attack, “while he was at home nursing a headache”.

    2) Baransi implies in his statement the attacker was shot at the restaurant. This is incorrect, Mohamed Barry “fled in his white Toyota”, and “when Police forced him to the side of the road” he was shot after they first attempt to Taser him.

    3) People and victims present at the time of the attack do not report hearing “Allahu Akbar”, according to the author’s story. Instead Baransi, who wasn’t there, is quoted. Therefore his comments are hearsay and a second hand account.

    4) Why not interview one of the folks named as an employee/bystander/victim with the specific question – “Did the attacker say anything?” or “Did the attacker yell Allahu Akbar?” The waitress, Karen Bass, Debbie & Gerald Russell, Bill Foley, Bonnie Stern, and others are not quoted as hearing what the headline states.

    5) Who is the employee “who fought Barry off with a metal baseball bat”? Don’t you think a reporter would want to hear his account of what happened and get a statement from him/her? After all, that action was damn brave and likely kept other patrons from getting hurt.

    6) It is 6 days after this attack and there is still scant information and detail about what actually took place and what was said by Barry.(At least in Pamela’s report and over at Jihad Watch, perhaps local news agencies have more in-depth investigations.) Updated information has corrected Mohamed Barry’s origin as Republic of Guinea, West Africa, not Somalia as was first reported. Much more of this story needs to be clarified and expounded upon. And hearsay and second hand information needs to be kept out of the headlines.

  • honeybee

    Wolves always hunt with the support of a pack.

  • christian vidal

    Never forget.In 2001 when the twin towers collapsed 1 billion of muzz were enjoying.
    9/11 is holiday in the muzz world. All they want is to destroy us! Their only goal : the erasement of the western civilization.

  • ted

    Where’s Obozo?? – Fundraising and thinking of the SC nominee that could most screw up the constitution.

  • joe1429

    News “we are searching for a motive” lol