A man armed with a knife who stabbed eight people inside a Minnesota mall Saturday night was killed by an off-duty police officer, authorities said.
The attack occurred around 8 p.m. inside the Crossroads Mall in St. Cloud, Minn., about 70 miles northwest of Minneapolis, according to media reports.
The suspect, who was wearing a private security uniform, made at least one reference to Allah during the attack and asked at least one person whether they were Muslim before attacking them, according to the St. Cloud Police Department. Seven of the victims were treated and released, and one was admitted to a hospital.So, Methodist, Southern Baptist, Assemblies of God, Mormon, which do you think he is?
New York blast 'obviously an act of terrorism,' but not linked to international group, Cuomo says.
The ISIS cheerleaders disagree:
Supporters of the Islamic State rushed to celebrate Saturday night’s powerful explosion in New York’s Chelsea neighborhood that injured at least 29 people, even as no group or individual has been arrested or claimed responsibility.
“The lions of the Caliphate roar in New York, we cause you pain inside your house, the carrier of the Cross,” wrote one Twitter user who went by the name “I am ISIS, come and block me.” The account was soon suspended. Another, called “The Lone Wolves,” tweeted with the Arabic hashtag #ExplosionManhattanNewYork “Oh God burn America, take revenge in the name of your oppressed slaves and believers’ blood.”
Others tweeted about “good tidings that keep coming” from New York, and one user affiliated with al-Qaeda in Syria tweeted: “Oh God go against America, the head of infidels. Oh God, count them and kill them one by one, and do not spare anyone of them.”9/18/16 CNN:
The man who stabbed at least eight people at a Minnesota mall Saturday before being shot dead by an off-duty police officer was a "soldier of the Islamic state," according to an ISIS-linked news agency.Obviously done by homegrown Lutheran Conspiracy! Probably a lone wolf. Remember: Assuming every Muslim is a terrorist because of a few such incidents is prejudice; assuming that every gun owner is a threat because of a few incidents is just good public policy!