“By Allah, I am willing to kill a billion infidels in retribution for a single DISABLED Muslim/Musliman.” - - Abdul Razak Ali Artan.
To the topic of the recent terrorist attack in Columbus, Ohio, USA. As perpetrated by the Somali immigrant Abdul Razak Ali Artan. [make no mistake about it, regardless of what the authorities tell you, this was a terrorist attack!]
My instantaneous thought upon reading of the nature of the attack was the amok, more specifically so, the juramentado! That latter an action as inspired by an overwhelming religiosity having become OVERWHELMING!1
Amok often described as "a crazy, violent rampage". A rampage yes, crazy NO!
"men would for a variety reasons work themselves into an uncontrollable rage; and go on a murderous killing spree. A man 'running amok' would cut down any who came across his path; continuing until his neighbors, bystanders, or the authorities killed him.
Mr. Abdul Razak Ali Artan first have struck his infidel victims with an automobile, then attempting to slash as many more persons to death as was possible. KNOWING FULL WELL THAT HIS ACTIONS WOULD RESULT WITH ALMOST 100 % CERTAINTY IN HIS OWN DEATH!1
The behavior of the juramentado before his amok in the extreme, almost beyond belief.
From the Internet as extracted from the article: "JURAMENTADO: MORO SUICIDAL ASSASSINS" by Barry C. Jacobsen
"The juramentado would prepare for his mission in a most unique and painful way: by having his TESTICLES TIED OFF WITH COPPER WIRE! In a state of intense agony, the would-be assassin spent the night working himself into a killing frenzy. By the next day, the juramentado would be in an altered state of consciousness, so filled with agony that his mind would no longer register additional external pain. The juramentado would then be led by his comrades to a place his target was expected to appear (usually someplace in public, to increase the propaganda and 'terror' value of the act). Just before being unleashed against his victim, the juramentado's arms and legs were tied with occluding ligatures; reducing expected blood loss from possible wounds to these extremities".
No where have I seen it suggested that Mr. Abdul Razak Ali Artan was in an altered state of consciousness.. Was the man on drugs? The Somali is noted in their homeland and cultural domain for the consumption of khat! A leaf that when chewed: "Khat is a leafy green plant containing two main stimulant drugs which speed up your mind and body. Their main effects are similar to, but less powerful than, amphetamine".