ISIS Warns Of "Harsher And Worse" US Attacks After Claiming Responsibility For Botched Texas Shooting

Tyler Durden's picture

On Sunday evening, two men were shot and killed outside the Curtis Culwell Center in Garland, Texas where a cartoon contest was underway featuring depictions of the prophet Mohammed. At the time, we reported that ISIS had taken credit for what ultimately appears to have been a botched attempt to carry out an attack similar to the massacre at Charlie Hebdo in France: 

And while the FBI did not have any immediate comments or speculation on the reason behind the attack, according to the Site intel group, overnight it was Islamic State supporters who took "credit" for the bungled shooting attack.

Today we learn that indeed, ISIS has officially claimed responsibility. Here’s more from CNN:

ISIS has claimed responsibility for the attack outside the Prophet Mohammed cartoon contest in Garland, Texas -- and warned of more attacks to come

 

In a broadcast on its official radio channel Tuesday, the group said two Al Khilafa soldiers attacked the event. Al Khilafa is how ISIS refers to its soldiers.

 

The two gunmen, Elton Simpson and Nadir Soofi, wounded a security guard before police shot and killed them.

 

The ISIS radio announcer also referred to Simpson and Soofi as the terror group's "brothers."

 

While ISIS claimed responsibility two days after the Sunday attack, there was no immediate indication that the terror group in Iraq and Syria actually had contact with Simpson or Soofi, who both lived in Phoenix.

CNN then makes the very astute observation that there appear to have been very subtle “clues” that one of the shooters was an ISIS sympathizer — clues like creating a Twitter hashtag in hopes your attack will become a trending topic, tweeting out your own goodbye message to the world, and pledging allegiance to the leader of ISIS: 

U.S. authorities have said they are investigating whether Sunday's shooting has any link to international terrorism. But there are clues that one of the gunmen was an ISIS sympathizer. Moments before the attack, Simpson posted an ominous tweet with the hashtag #texasattack: "May Allah accept us as mujahideen."

 

The tweet also said he and his fellow attacker had pledged allegiance to "Amirul Mu'mineen," which means "the leader of the faithful." CNN terrorism analyst Paul Cruickshank said that likely refers to ISIS leader Abu Bakr al Baghdadi.

This of course marks the first attack claimed by ISIS on U.S. soil. Here’s a recap of events from Al Arabiya:

"Two of the soldiers of the caliphate executed an attack on an art exhibit in Garland, Texas, and this exhibit was portraying negative pictures of the Prophet Mohammed," the jihadist group said.

 

It was the first time ISIS claimed to have carried out an attack in the U.S. 

 

Police said two men drove up to the conference center Sunday in Garland, Texas, where the right-wing American Freedom Defense Initiative was organizing the controversial cartoon contest, and began shooting at a security guard. 

 

Garland police officers then shot and killed both men.

 

According to U.S. media reports, the two suspected jihadists were Elton Simpson, 31, and Nadir Soofi, 34, who shared an apartment in Phoenix, Arizona. 

 

Simpson was being investigated by the FBI over alleged plans to travel to Somalia to wage holy war, court records show.

As mentioned above, the two men were Elton Simpson and Nadir Soofi, shown here: 


From The Washington Post on Simpson:

Simpson was born in Illinois and converted to Islam at a young age, court documents show. The government began investigating him in 2006, recording conversations between him and a paid informant.

 

In May 2009, according a federal court document, Simpson told an FBI informant: “It’s time to go to Somalia, brother.” He added: “It’s time. I’m tellin’ you man. We gonna make it to the battlefield…it’s time to roll.”

 

Simpson was arrested by the FBI in January 2010 after a lengthy investigation. He was charged with lying to agents in connection with terrorism. Authorities suspected he was trying to fly to Somalia, but Simpson claimed at the time he had intended to travel to South Africa to go to school and study Islam there.

 

Following a bench trial, a judge dropped the terrorism enhancement, citing insufficient evidence. 

And from CNN about both men:

In 2011, Simpson was convicted of making a false statement involving international and domestic terrorism.

 

Prosecutors said he told FBI agents that he had not discussed traveling to Somalia to engage in "violent jihad" -- when, in fact, he had, according to an indictment.

 

Simpson was sentenced to three years of probation, court records show...

 

Soofi was born in Garland and spent the first three years of his life there, his mother said, according to The Dallas Morning News.


"He was raised in a normal American fashion," Sharon Soofi said. "Yes, he was very politically involved with the Middle East. Just aware of what's going on. I don't know if something snapped or if Elton Simpson was just working on him."


Sharon Soofi also said her son had an 8-year-old boy whom he adored.


"He put his son above everything," she said. "The hard thing to comprehend is why he would do this and leave an 8-year-old son behind."


Soofi's father is Pakistani, and his mother is American, a source with knowledge of the family told CNN.


After his parents divorced, Soofi and his brother moved to Pakistan to live with their father and stepmother, the source said.

 

In the 1990s, Soofi attended a prestigious private school in Islamabad. The source added that the boys left abruptly at some point, ostensibly to go live with their mother.

And one Chevy Cobalt was harmed in the making of this story...

Their neighbors in Phoenix said they had no clue about what they were going to do.

 

Ariel Whitlock was actually about to buy a car from Simpson. She was horrified to see the same black Chevrolet Cobalt, damaged from the attack, on the news.

 

"I'm getting goose bumps thinking about it right now just because I wanted to buy that car," she told CNN's Kyung Lah. "On the news, I see it, it's just blown up. I'm like, 'I was going to purchase that car.'"

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Here is the statement from ISIS in which the group warns of further attacks...

This fair was conducting a competition of offensive cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad. The brothers were killed during an exchange of fire, and we ask God to welcome them into heaven. And we say to America... that what is coming is worse and more bitter, and you will see from the soldiers of the Islamic State what ill will come.  

...which ends with the following ominous passage and very accurate — if a bit tautological — observation that the future is indeed "right around the corner"...

The Islamic State soldiers will inflict harm on you with the grace of God. The future is just around the corner.

As we said on Monday, if indeed ISIS has found its way to the US, whether for pure provocation, false flag or any other "purposes" of inciting terrorist acts, this will likely be just the first of (many) other attacks which will see the successor of al Qaeda take responsibility for.

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timeless21's picture

We need an invasion to Syria and we need a boogie man, sorry folks...

Headbanger's picture

No we need to just nuke em all now!

Serfs Up's picture

Harsher and worse?

Do they mean like shooting someone in the knee next time?

Creepy A. Cracker's picture

Keep drawing the child molester.  We need the nut-jobs to continue to come out of the woodwork just to commit suicide by cop.

Latina Lover's picture

Here we go again, another false flag.

Creepy A. Cracker's picture

Here we go again, another tinfoil hat.

The Juggernaut's picture

Isn't this what the NSA is for to prevent a terrorist attack... or to make sure it goes smoothly?

Latina Lover's picture

The NSA is supposed spy on everyone, including world leaders, so that they can black mail them with incriminating material.  Homeland Insecurity is supposed to prevent this, but as we already know, their job is to keep the sheeple under control.

This just in:  ABC News confirms that one of the suspects of the Garland Texas shooting incident, featuring professional war propagandists of the so-called "American Freedom Defense Intitiative" (AFDI), has been under FBI surveillance and investigation since at least as early as 2007.

http://landdestroyer.blogspot.com/2015/05/garland-shooting-gladio-texas-...

Same as it ever was....

Sanity Bear's picture

Yet another front-page "terror" incident where the perps were already well-known to the FBI.

 

I will only be surprised if there's an actual "terror" attack where the perps have no previous connection to any federal agency. Don't expect it to happen anytime soon.

jaap's picture

If SITE intel group and Rita Katz are involved, you know you are being lied to.

Took Red Pill's picture

Once again, they knew ahead of time it was going to happen & did nothing. It's got false flag written all over it!

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3068250/Texas-police-warned-ISIS...

The Juggernaut's picture

There IS a bright light to this story.  An American had a gun and used his 2nd.  His Right to Protect Himself.

Motasaurus's picture

Since ISIS = CIA I'm inclined to believe their threats.

kaiserhoff's picture

Such pretty, pretty boyz.

Aren't they always?

pods's picture

Don't you usually take credit for successful operations?

pods

tongue.stan's picture

Mohammed baisée petits garçons

pods's picture

Fetchez la vache has a different meaning over there.

pods

Government needs you to pay taxes's picture

Both are now 'smoking a pipe' with Satanallah.

HowdyDoody's picture

At least one of them has been under prolonged FBI surveillance - since 2007 - so this seems to be another FBI enabled/sponsored false flag.

 

So Close's picture

Fuck them.   Bet they will be considering other options beside Texas next time.  I would look for the states with lowest NRA membership.  Try Vermont next time.

SMG's picture

So who benefits?

ISIS doesn't because now there will be even louder calls to invade Iraq and Syria.

The Luciferian Globalists benefit because they want to get rid of Syria, so that Israel (which is their puppet) can attck Iran, throw the whole region into chaos and eventually throw everyone together into a Middle East Union.  

Of course millions have and will have to die to accomplish this goal.  Ah, aren't Satanic empires great?

I can't wait for the coming global Satanic Scientific Dictatorship "utopia". /sarc

Herd Redirection Committee's picture

Israel is not their 'puppet', its their creation.  Its a little different.  It should just be called 'the Principality of Rothschild'.

AIIB's picture

F**k his idiot comments & the 4 Luciferian hobby horses he rode in on

Handful of Dust's picture

"Harsher and worser."

 

They mean soon they'll start knockout punching people since they obviously cant handle an AR.

Paveway IV's picture

Isn't anyone the least bit embarassed about such an obvious con?

Two armed guys supposedly on a homicidal/suicidal rampage refuse to go around or just drive right over some orange cones to drive up to the building? The parking lot enterance wasn't blocked - it was guarded. There was a silver car inside the orange cones wiht it's headlights shining on the checkpoint (like the guard's car), but it wasn't blocking the entrance at all. The cop/guard was probably just standing in the enternace. What would you do if you were a terrorist and wanted to get to the building? 

So rather than just blowing by the parking lot security or shooting the cop from the car and driving right up to the building to start the mayhem, the 'terrorists' decide to pull their car up at an akward angle beyond the impenetrable orange traffic cones - in plain view and line-of-fire of security - and have a good ol' Texas shootout with them ruining their entire scheme? Yeah, that makes sense. No wonder they hired 'roided-up Balckwater/Xe/Academi serial killers as extra guards. They seem pretty geared up for event security.

The staging is laughable. The fact that it was so eagerly gobbled-up by an unquestioning public is the real scary part.

L Bean's picture

She's the one who claimed they were "ISIS"!! 

FFS Tylers, get yo shet together.

"ISIS claimed responsibility"

Yes, but only after the arch-zionists claimed they had.

OldPhart's picture

Meanwhile, the FBI comes to MY front porch over language they don't approve of...

 

General Decline's picture

Dissolve the CIA, kick the Mossad back to Israel and these "attacks" go away.

Ignatius's picture

In Texas parlance, it's all horseshit.

Welcome to the future.

weburke's picture

haha, isis in texas.   

well, they do have something coming they are trying to set blame already. 

thanks muderous elites and your army of slaves.

new game's picture

just another broken window...

SumTing Wong's picture

I'm wondering if this gives good reason for Texas to be the hostile in Jade Helm 2015...at least according to over-testosteroned military types...

Freddie's picture

The Daily Mail said Anonymous tipped off the Garland police two days ago.   More BS.  I always though Anon was BS. 

Herd Redirection Committee's picture

Anonymous... Just a way to blackmail and then enlist promising young hackers.  IMO.

TeamDepends's picture

Albert Pike predicted WWIII would be fought between "political Zionism and Islam". It is supposed to be so horrible, so devastating that everyone, including Christians, will lose their faith. Then the NWO will appear as the solution. You will be required to worship Lucifer. That is what he said and his prediction and description of WWs I and II were spot on. Why else would ISIS be here? Why would the US allow them to construct a base 8 miles from El Paso? Are you starting to get a bad feeling about Jade Helm?

Ignatius's picture

Related:

"Last night in the Dallas suburb of Garland, Texas, at Pam Geller’s “Muhammad Art Exhibit and Cartoon Contest”, two alleged “gunmen” were shot and killed by a Special Ops paramilitary ‘SWAT’ unit hired by the city of Garland to provide security for the controversial event."

Theatre.

TeamDepends's picture

It IS theatre, but people are buying it as real, or more precisely, "legit". So radical muslims, ISIS, get angrier. Angry enough to launch organized attacks, which will be as gruesome as possible (beheadings). Prepositioned (Jade Helm) forces, conveniently, will already be in place. But whose side will they be on?

Ignatius's picture

Provocations. Distractions. Theatre.

Imagine ISIS will now sponsor a "Piss on the Christ" contest and exhibit.

Never One Roach's picture

Garland transformed into a crappy neighborhood long ago. Shuttered malls and empty store fronts. Depressing area.

Ignatius's picture

Perfect.  Find a depressed place where the economically distressed can vent their economic frustration at EXACTLY the wrong target.

The_Dude's picture

that was already some by Jews in NYC ( using taxpayers money no less).  Nothing happened.   Again proving Americans are sheep and who is really in control. 

Urban Redneck's picture

I thought the two heavily rifle-armed "terrorists" in body armor were actually shot and killed by a 1 glorified meter maid with a handgun.

Government needs you to pay taxes's picture

If I was a bloodythirsty raghead, Texas would the LAST place I'd go for martyrdom.  When will they learn that the soft, gun-grabbing 'progressive' cities like NYC, Chi-congo, or San Fran make for the softest targets?

new game's picture

isn't zionism the worship of fiat? with usery as the plate passed around the parish?

Chumly's picture

We, have been forewarned to "beware of the Pharisees and Sadducees." Yet, even the "elect" have been deceived, whether they are "evangelicals" hoodwinked by the "conservatives" who really don't believe what they say (not even sure what conservative really means) or the Social Gospelite do-gooders that turn a blind eye to foolish "liberal/progressivism" for the sake of spiting the evangelicals. Few, if any, will escape the apostasy, as it has many faces. Oh, "that we may gain a heart of wisdom."

Start numbering the days.

ersatz007's picture

the supposed 'christian' and 'jewish' banskters ruling our world all seem to be pretty luciferian if you ask me.  maybe it will be better to go right to the source.  

Herd Redirection Committee's picture

Sure, I just usually point out they are sociopaths.  Which is relevant, because there is no cure for sociopathy (compared to Luciferianism, of which one could theoretically be 'cured')

firstdivision's picture

The beauty of it all is that if the NSA/FBI wasn't so inundated with exabits of data and time wasted shifting it due to  spying on every American citizen, and focused only on those of interest, they'd be actually effective. 

Its like 2 mile wide net with 1ft holes, to catch minnows.