Here’s the school newspaper’s interview with the Ohio State attacker


The young man identified by officials as responsible for Monday’s attack at Ohio State, Abdul Razak Ali Artan, had spoken with school’s student newspaper three months ago as he was adjusting to life on campus. 

The interview, part of The Lantern’s “Humans of Ohio State” section, was originally published in the Aug. 25, 2016 issue. In the piece, Artan talks about his Muslim faith, being new at Ohio State and how he felt Muslims were portrayed. 

Noting the interview took place on his first day on campus, Artan seemed overwhelmed, comparing the campus to his previous school, Columbus State (where he reportedly graduated Cum Laude in May 2016), by saying, “This place is huge and I don’t even know where to pray.” Read more…

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