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Al Qaeda mastermind may have inspired Ohio State rampage

The Somali immigrant who allegedly went on a rampage Monday at Ohio State University was one of many terrorist disciples of al Qaeda hate preacher Anwar al-Awlaki.

College student Abdul Razak Ali Artan, 18, joins a list that includes Fort Hood killer Nidal Hasan and the Boston Marathon bombers, who used al-Awlaki’s rants as justification for their bloodshed.

Hasan, a military psychiatrist, sent e-mails to al-Awlaki before killing 13 people in a 2009 attack at Fort Hood in Texas. – READ MORE