He posted a rant shortly before he plowed a car into a campus crowd and stabbed people with a butcher knife in an ambush that ended when a police officer shot him dead, a law enforcement official said.
"America! Stop interfering with other countries, especially Muslim Ummah (community). We are not weak. We are not weak, remember that," the post said.Artan left at least 11 injured - one of whom is in a critical condition - after he drove onto the sidewalk at the university on Monday afternoon, mowing down the crowds of innocent bystanders, witnesses say.
Artan, reportedly a logistics management student, was interviewed by the school's magazine, The Lantern, back in August about his faith. In the piece, he said that he struggled to find a private place to pray on campus, after transferring from Columbus State Community College, which had such facilities.
'This place is huge, and I don't even know where to pray. 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'.He was shot and killed by the police at the scene.