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Ohio Restaurant Owner to Fly Bigger Israeli Flag After Machete Attack

Ohio Restaurant Owner to Fly Bigger Israeli Flag After Machete Attack

Take that, terrorists

After a machete-wielding terrorist injured four people in his restaurant, Hany Baransi, owner of Nazareth deli in Columbus, Ohio will update his decor.

The attacker asked if

Initial reports indicated a small Israeli flag greeted Nazareth customers when they entered the deli along with an Arabic sign, “Ahlan Wa Sahalan” or ““You are my family, take it easy.” The little symbol of Israeli pride will be replaced for a much bigger one.

Ohio restaurant, terror attack

From The Tower:

The assailant, identified by police as 30-year-old Mohamed Barry, “came in and asked where I was from,” Baransi told The Tower. While Baransi was at home nursing a headache at the time, one of his employees– a young waitress– told Barry that the owner is from Israel. The man left after he determined that Baransi wasn’t at the restaurant, only to return around 30 minutes later with a machete and start hacking people.

“He came to each table and just started hitting them,” Karen Bass, who was in the restaurant at the time, told WBNS. “There were tables and chairs overturned, there was a man on the floor bleeding, there was blood on the floor.”

According to authorities, Nazareth’s employees and patrons fought back and threw chairs at Barry, who fled the eatery after injuring four diners. He led cops on a five-mile chase before his vehicle spun off the road and, armed with his machete and another knife, he lunged at the officers.

“He yelled ‘Allahu Akbar’ and then he attacked them with the machete and that’s when they shot him and killed him,” Baransi said.

No cops were wounded during the attack, and the four victims who were injured inside the restaurant are expected to recover.

While Columbus Police Chief Kim Jacobs said shortly after the assault that she believed Nazareth’s diners “were just randomly attacked, spontaneously, without warning,” Baransi wasn’t so certain.

“Is it a random attack? Yes, but it wasn’t a random attack like you’re walking in the street and there are 10 shops and you pick one,” he said. “It was a random attack [insofar] that I was one of the Israelis [picked] between all of the Israelis that are around here. It was a terrorist attack.”

…When asked whether he would consider removing the Israeli flag seen from his restaurant’s entryway as a precaution, Baransi swiftly rejected the idea.

“Actually I have another flag, and I am going to get a bigger flag, and I am going to get a Star of David necklace and put it on my chest, and I am going to get a tattoo,” he declared. “Honest to God, I am not kidding. They don’t scare me. We are Israelis. We are Israelis. We are resilient, we fight back.”

“We are used to these bastards,” he added. “We are used to these kinds of attacks, that they hate us just for what we are. They don’t know us, they don’t know anything about us, and they do that. You know, I don’t care if I was an Arab or not, because I am an Israeli, and if you don’t like Israelis you don’t like me.”

[h/t Tammy Bruce]

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“We (Israelis) are used to these bastards,” he added.”

Yeah, well, we Americans are not, and will hunt them down and exterminate them like vermin.

A true “gutsy call”.

Not like that one Joe Biden lied about…

I like this guy!

Getting a bigger flag is good, but getting a .38 is better. We will not be intimidated is a nice moral statement – We will kill you if you try is a good moral policy.

Robert Spencer nails it. RS is terrific.

“The law enforcement and media refusal to face this obvious reality [of jihad attacks as acts of worship in the advancement of Islam] is entirely unsurprising: after every jihad terror attack now, it seems as if the first priority of the media and every official who says a thing about it is to make sure that no one gets a negative view of Islam because of the attack. It must be very nice for Islam to have so many eager PR agents, but it does create a problem for the rest of us: what if a jihad terror attack really does have something to do with Islam? What if the fact that Mohammad Barry screamed “Allahu akbar” is entirely relevant to the case as a revelation of his motives and goals? And aren’t those motives and goals useful to know so that authorities can take realistic steps to prevent this kind of thing from happening again?”


I like his explanation of what Israelis are all about. This is especially good because many Israeli Christian Arabs tend to support the muslims, but he seems fed up with muslim Arabs arguing with him all the time. Good. Very good.

I can’t get all gung ho he’s so brave for this guy as long as he has the stupid gun free zone sign on his restaurant door.

The victims of the last attack should sue him for damages for keeping them from having effective means of self defense, failing to provide adequate armed security as part of his gun free zone, failing to warn patrons that he did not provide armed security after requiring patrons to be disarmed, and failing to warn patrons he was a known target of threats of violence to him and his restaurant while at the same time requiring that patrons be disarmed.

His bigger Israeli flag makes him more of target and is he providing armed security, removing the gun free zone sign, or provide adequate warnings to patrons?

Sue his and all other owners of public accommodations who think they can disarm their patrons without having a duty to provide adequate armed security or provide adequate warnings of danger to the patrons.

    VaGentleman in reply to Gary Britt. | February 17, 2016 at 2:48 pm

    While I am certainly no fan of gun free zones, he has the right to set the rules in his restaurant. I have the right to read the sign and enter or leave. (And I assume the risk of the choice I make.) A GFZ on private property where I go voluntarily is different from a GFZ on gov’t property where I am mandated to go to conduct business.

Assumption of the risk may apply to some of the claims I’ve listed but not to some of the failure to warn claims. Failure to warn of heightened risk because he had received threats for example. I think failure tobwarn their is no armed security provided might also survive.

I would go further and encourage state legislatures to pass legislation codifying the requirement that if you put up gun free zone sign you MUST provide armed security.

    Ragspierre in reply to Gary Britt. | February 17, 2016 at 5:34 pm

    See, this is very much in line with Bierhall Britt’s love of BIG GOVERNMENT and using the clumsy club of Big Brotherish laws to beat people into conformity with what he wants.

    No different in global terms than trying to sue gun manufacturers or sellers for the criminal acts of others.

No different other than I’m strongly supporting 2nd amendment rights against restrictions by publ8c accommodations and the other seeks to end 2nd amendmendtrights and you the moron Cruz supporter can’t tell the difference. I can assure you Trump knows the difference and has promissed to try and end these gun free zone encroachments on our second amendment rights.