The Ohio State University assistant director of residence life allegedly expressed sympathy for Somali stabber Abdul Razak Ali Artan in a bizarre Facebook post Monday that has since gone viral.
Stephanie Clemons Thompson urged her followers to have compassion for Artan after he expressed a desire “to kill a billion infidels” and then tried to kill as many as he could at OSU. She also urged people to “think of the pain he must have been in,” and used the hashtags #BlackLivesMatter and #SayHisName (which BLM uses to denote victims of police brutality).
If Ohio State officer Alan Horujko had not been able to quickly take Artan down, the terrorist could have ended up killing many people, rather than only sending ten of them to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries (one of them critical). No one in their right mind could possibly consider his actions an example of police brutality against a minority. But Thompson seemed to do so in her Facebook post.
The fact that she urged her friends not to share the Facebook post seems to indicate she understood how negatively her message would be viewed by a wider public.
The Daily Caller attempted to contact Thompson, but she was unavailable for comment at press time.
Via LEO Affairs:
There is no indication she made a post urging others to think of the actual pain the 10 injured students (one critically) are currently going through – nor the shaken sense of safety of her students.
The post has since been taken down or made private. Please note: As of publication of this article, we could not independently verify with 100% certainty the authenticity of this post. However, other posts still available to the public might indicate a pattern.
In one of the other posts, Thompson shared a meme that said, “I can’t watch anymore videos of black men being shot for no reason.” Another one shows support for Sandra Bland with the same hashtags, #BlackLivesMatter and #SayHisName. She has since, apparently, deleted her entire Facebook account.
Stephanie Clemons Thompson was recently honored by OSU with an award for being an “Outstanding First Year Advocate,” however the university webpage touting her achievement has since been deleted.