Last Thursday there was yet another jihad terror attack on American soil: a Muslim named Mohammad Barry entered the Nazareth Restaurant & Deli in Columbus, Ohio, screamed "Allahu akbar" and began slashing at patrons with a machete. Immediately, the denial and obfuscation machine cranked into high gear. Columbus police Sgt. Rich Weiner said: "Right now there's nothing that leads us to believe that this is anything but a random attack." The Washington Post wondered: "Random act or Islamist terrorism?"
It's actually abundantly clear that this was not a random attack, but an incidence of "Islamist terrorism," and not just because Barry screamed "Allahu akbar" (which was not reported in mainstream media accounts about the attack). Barry was on the FBI's radar for his jihadi views, although they dropped any investigation of him back in 2012 (why?). An initial report said that Barry "walked into the restaurant, had a conversation with an employee and then left," only to return later with his machete. The owner of the restaurant, Hany Baransi, explained what the conversation was about: Barry "came in and asked where I was from." An employee of the restaurant (Baransi was not in the restaurant at the time) told him that Baransi was from Israel.