Minnesota mall attacker referenced Allah before stabbing rampage, police chief says

ISIS claimed responsibility after a knife-wielding man injured eight people at a mall in central Minnesota Saturday evening, a bloody rampage during which he reportedly asked at least one victim whether they were Muslim and referenced Allah.

St. Cloud Police Chief William Blair Anderson said the suspect, whom he did not identify, was shot and killed by an off-duty police officer from another jurisdiction. All but one of the eight victims had been treated and released from a local hospital and all were expected to survive their injuries.

ISIS on Sunday morning claimed responsibility for the attack, issuing a statement via a source to its Amaq news service.

“The executor of the stabbing attacks in Minnesota yesterday was a soldier of the Islamic State and carried out the operation in response to calls to target the citizens of countries belonging to the crusader coalition,” the statement said.

Daniel Greenfield: ‘Why does Minnesota have a Muslim terrorism problem? Because large numbers of Somalis were dumped there.’

  • Alain

    More victims from Obama’s war on the United States.

  • marty_p

    ISIS claims responsibility for Minnesota mall attack

    ISIS released a message Sunday praising the actions of the stabber: ‘The executor of the stabbing attacks in Minnesota was a soldier of the Islamic State and carried out the operation in response to calls to target the citizens of countries belonging to the crusader coalition.’
    http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4856408,00.html

  • zee

    More workplace violence
    /sarc

  • Millie_Woods

    It’s not terrorism, it’s eid.

  • tom_billesley

    St. Cloud Somali-American community members identified the deceased suspect as Dahir Adan.
    Community leader Abdul Kulane said as far as the family and community know, the suspect did not have any history of violence. He was known as a smart, accomplished student at Apollo High School. He was a junior at St. Cloud State University, Kulane said. Adan was also working part-time as a private security officer, leaders said.
    The last time he was seen by family was about 6 or 6:30 p.m. Saturday when he said he was going to the mall to buy an iPhone 7. That explains it all. Perhaps he was enraged by the delay to fulfillment of his pre-order
    http://www.sctimes.com/story/news/local/2016/09/17/reports-several-hurt-crossroads-center-incident/90607870/