According to Ashley Thorne of PJ Media, “The Ohio State University student who injured eleven people on campus was enrolled in a course on ‘social justice.’” Thorne writes:
Abdul Razak Ali Artan, the Ohio State (OSU) student who on November 28 injured eleven people—five he struck with his car and six he cut with a butcher knife—was enrolled in a course on “social justice.” Artan plainly meant to kill but failed; he was fatally shot by a policeman during the melee. Artan was a student majoring in Logistics Management at OSU after transferring from a community college.
We will never know all the elements that set off Artan’s vicious spree. He was a Muslim from Somalia who may well have responded to ISIS’s call for such lone-wolf attacks. But he may also have been primed by his OSU course that explicitly encouraged students to fight back against perceived injustice. Artan perceived himself as a victim of injustice. On the first day of class, he told a reporter from the student newspaper that as a Muslim, he didn’t know where he could go to pray on campus. He said he was “scared” of what people would do if they saw him pray in public.