What happened to this Ohio restaurant owner was a clear case of terrorism but the FBI still hasn’t acknowledged it. The inability for our law enforcement to tell the truth about Muslim extremist crimes should set off alarm bells for every American. Europe has been doing this for some time and as a result the crime and terrorism has just increased. We CANNOT let crimes like this go without naming them!
Hany Baransi’s restaurant in Columbus, Ohio was the site of a jihad terror attack. In the aftermath of that attack, however, government officials did not reach out to him. Perhaps they feared that doing so would make them appear “Islamophobic.”
Meanwhile, Baransi has no patience for Obama’s Islamofantasies. As an Israeli, and now with his experience in Columbus, he knows what Islamic jihad terrorism is. A courageous and realistic man.
On February 11, Baransi’s popular restaurant was attacked by a machete-wielding assailant. The attacker, 30-year-old Mohamed Bary, was chased and killed by police after he allegedly lunged at them with a weapon. According to news reports, Bary, a Muslim from Guinea in West Africa, had previously come to the FBI’s attention with his radical Islamist statements.
While in northern Israel this week, Baransi told The Times of Israel by phone that he is sure the attack was a targeted assassination, although he was not at the restaurant at the time of the attack and had not received any threats. He said his staff told him that about half an hour before the attack, Bary had entered the restaurant asking about the owner’s national background. After staff members told Bary that Baransi was from Israel, he left. He soon returned wielding a machete and began hacking at customers and staff.
“I am sure it was an assassination attempt. I was the target. Why else would the Nazareth have been targeted? It wasn’t a random attack. Mine is the only restaurant in Columbus that displays an Israeli flag,” said Baransi.
Baransi told The Times of Israel he is frustrated with law enforcement authorities and local leaders. He said that while the FBI questioned him immediately after the attack, the bureau has more recently refused to respond to his requests for information about its ongoing investigation. He is also dismayed by the refusal of authorities to label the attack as Islamic terrorism, which he is certain it was.
“There is a problem in the US to mention terrorism or Islamic extremism. Obama talks about how Muslims are peace-loving. I didn’t come to America to have the president preach about Islam,” Baransi asserted.
Read more: Jihad Watch