Like the bad guys in the kids’ game “Hide in Plain Sight,” there are those living among us who do not wish us well, people who will do anything, take any action – including their own death – to harm Americans and those they call, “the infidel” – anyone who doesn’t believe as they do.

Despite the efforts of President Obama and his administration to dismiss the threat posed by the deliberate importation of a migrant population that practices barbaric rituals against its own people – women and girls, homosexuals, the words “San Bernardino,” “Orlando,” “Boston Marathon,” and now “Ohio State” are proof that he has failed to protect America and Americans from domestic terror attacks.

Now, after the Monday morning attack on the Ohio State University campus when an 18-year-old Somali-born student drove his car into pedestrians before jumping out of the vehicle and attacking them with a butcher knife, the extent to which many of these terrorists are “in plain sight” is becoming evident.

The attacker, Abdul Razak Ali Artan, was the subject of an article in the university newspaper, The Lantern, in which he expressed a vague fear of “everything that’s going on in the media.”

“This place is huge and I don’t even know where to play. I wanted to pray in the open, but I was kind of scared with everything going on in the media. I’m a Muslim, it’s not what the media portrays me to be. If people look at me, a Muslim praying, I don’t know what they’re going to think, what’s going to happen.”

In fact, the residents of Columbus, Ohio are the ones who should have been afraid, as local terrorism has been on the radar with the increase in the Somali population.

A machete attack, seemingly random, occurred earlier this year when diners in the Nazareth Restaurant.

Somalia is home to the militant terror group al-Shabaab.

Equally concerning should have been an in-depth NBC News online report from May 17, 2016 identifying a network of disaffected Somali young people – including a female student who had wanted to be doctor – at Ohio State University.

Friends noted the way the young terrorists drifted apart from them, let their grades slip, stopped playing computer games and just hanging out. They noted changes in personality – a sudden, fervent and all-consuming conversion to Islam, depression and anger.

They told no one.

Families saw the same changes. They told no one.

Instead, the young people found each other online, found their way to Columbus, Ohio and the state university and for some – Syria.

NBC News reported on their story six months before a young Somali who had been brought to America as a child in 2007 and had permanent resident status, lived in a shelter maintained by Catholic Charities (they would be “infidels,” no doubt) and earned a cum laude associates degree before enrolling at OSU woke up on the Monday after Thanksgiving and decided to kill his American classmates.

He had been hiding in plain sight all along.

 

 

 

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