A terror probe has been launched after Abdul Razak Ali Artan injured 11 people in the university’s Columbus campus on Monday.
The 18-year-old Somalian refugee – who gained US citizenship two years ago – praised American-born al-Qaida cleric Anwar Al-Awlaki on Facebook just moments before driving into a group of people, jumping out of the vehicle and stabbing victims with a butchers knife.
In the rant, Artan told the US to “stop interfering with other countries – we are not weak”.
There is also evidence he had read about the Bastille Day attack in Nice, France, in which 84 people were killed when ISIS terrorist Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel drove a lorry in crowds.
Artan moaned about being afraid to pray in an interview with the uni newspaper, The Lantern, back in August.
He said: “If people look at me, a Muslim praying, I don”t know what they”re going to think, what”s going to happen.”
US lawmaker Adam Schiff, of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, said intelligence agencies were assisting in the investigation.
He said: ”It bears all of the hallmarks of a terror attack carried out by someone who may have been self-radicalized.”