Mohamad Barakat packed three long guns, four handguns and a vest with magazines in every pocket, as he drove through Fargo, North Dakota. The Downtown Street fair, which claims over 150,000 visitors, was on its second day and 5 minutes away. The Red River Fair, which recorded nearly as many people, was two days away from ending and 15 minutes away.
It’s unknown which of those locations Mohamad might have been headed to use up his 1,800 rounds of ammo and hand grenade, but he never got there.
The Muslim terrorist joined other rubberneckers who stopped to look over the scene of an accident, but unlike them Mohamad was after more than a few pictures to put up on social media. The concentration of police officers and firefighters had proven to be irresistible.
Al Qaeda and ISIS both encourage crowdsourced Muslim terrorists to take out law enforcement officers before hitting civilians. And Muslim terrorists, like the attacker who came after NYPD officers in Times Square with a machete during the New Year’s Eve ball drop, have done that.
Mohamad was packing a whole lot more than a machete. Pretending to be a casual observer, he hung around waiting until police officers were passing nearby and then he opened fire.
The Muslim terrorist raised his rifle and shot through the open car window of his gray sedan, ambushing three Fargo police officers, shooting and killing Officer Jake Wallin, an Afghanistan and Iraq war vet who had recently joined the force, and wounding Officer Andrew Dotas and Officer Tyler Hawes. He also shot and wounded Karlee Koswick: a young woman who had been in the accident. Dotas and Hawes were saved by their flak jackets and by the courageous firefighters on the scene who stayed under cover while Mohamad shot at them, but then rushed to help the wounded officers and kept them alive until they could be brought to a hospital.
And then Mohamad ran into trouble.
While the three officers he had shot had not even gotten a chance to draw a gun, Officer Zach Robinson did not go down and he returned fire. With Mohamad’s .223 caliber rifle pitted against the officer’s 9mm handgun, Officer Robinson still managed to “incapacitate” the Muslim terrorist’s weapon. The Muslim terrorist had burned through most of the 60 rounds in his double stacked mag while the officer had managed to draw his fire, reload and keep him occupied.
Then one of his shots disabled the Muslim terrorist’s rifle from 75 feet away. With his primary weapon gone, Mohamad grabbed a handgun and tried to continue the fight, and was shot dead.
The officer was “the last person standing between this individual, who was obviously pretty dead set on some pretty horrific acts,” Attorney General Drew Wrigley described. He mentioned that it was “a 4 to 5 minute drive to downtown Fargo” where the fair was in full swing.
“It’s clear to me that this person was out to kill,” Fargo Mayor Tim Mahoney said. “When you look at the amount of ammunition this shooter had in his car, he was planning on more mayhem in our community.”
In the week since the July 14 attack took place, authorities have resisted providing any specifics about the Muslim terrorist or his motive. Flag Family Media, a local radio station, had its request for information about Mohamad because it had already all been turned over to the FBI.
Mohamad’s neighbors in the Fargo housing complex claimed that he was quiet and refused to interact with them. “He didn’t want to be around you and of course that made you not want to be around him.”
Why then was Mohamad in America? As previously revealed by a Front Page Magazine investigation, decades of aggressive refugee resettlement has fundamentally changed the face of this quintessentially American city. 8% of Fargo is foreign born and Somalis, Iraqis and other Muslim refugees outnumber Hispanics in the school system. The nearby mega-mosque, blocks from where Mohamad carried out his attack, and Muslim businesses attracts other arrivals.
A previous Muslim terrorist attack in a Minneapolis mall had been carried out by Dahir Adan, a Somali refugee who had initially been resettled in Fargo, and who had roamed the mall shouting, “Allahu Akbar” and asking people if they were Muslim before stabbing them.
Fargo recently elected State Rep. Hamida Dakane, its version of Rep. Ilhan Omar, to the state legislature representing the growing Muslim population in the area. Both Republicans and Democrats in the area and the state have their share of responsibility for this crisis.
A city and a state that no one would have associated with Islamic terrorism in the past has nurtured two Islamic terrorists. Mohamad’s no doubt planned to kill more than one police officer and wound a few others. He had come prepared for an extended firefight and with the two fairs going on in the area might have succeeded in killing hundreds if not thousands.
Gov. Doug Burgum had previously resisted ending refugee resettlement under Trump while claiming that the pipeline of foreign migrants showing up in the state had been vetted and were safe. Concerned North Dakota residents want answers after this latest Islamic terrorist attack.
While Mohamad’s terror attack was stopped in its tracks by his improvisation and the courage of an outgunned police officer, the next time Fargo residents and North Dakotans may not be so lucky.
“We really need a diverse population to be more like a normal American city,” Mayor Tim Mahoney had previously argued. After Fargo’s second Muslim terrorist and first major Muslim terrorist attack, does Mayor Mahoney feel that the city is diverse enough?
How many people have to die so that Fargo will meet its diversity quota?
What was wrong with the descendants of Swedes that they needed to be replaced by Somalis, Iraqis, Sudanese, Bosnians and other “diverse” representatives of an ideology that believes infidels need to be killed at shopping malls and street fairs? How many times must the cry of “Allahu Akbar” rise over bloody bodies until the desire for diversity is finally staunched?