On Tuesday the Islamic State, also known as ISIS (the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) claimed the attack by an FBI handled man and a cohort in Garland, Texas on Sunday was its first attack on America.
“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,” ISIS claims.
— CNN Breaking News (@cnnbrk) May 5, 2015
“We tell America that what is coming will be even bigger and more bitter, and that you will see the soldiers of the Islamic State do terrible things,” the message continues.
It was the first time ISIS has taken responsibility for an attack inside the United States.
After injuring a security guard the two men, identified as Elton Simpson and Nadir Soofi, were killed by a police officer.
The FBI said there is no indication the two men were connected to a terrorist group. The federal agency hired an informant in 2006 to record incriminating statements made by Simpson about jihad and terrorism.
Simpson was subsequently convicted of lying to federal agents and given three years probation.
Despite a lack of evidence Simpson and Soofi were connected to ISIS or took orders from the terror group, the corporate media claims the pair were associated with ISIS:
— Newsweek (@Newsweek) May 5, 2015
Instead, Simpson is said to have linked himself to ISIS in a tweet prior to the attack.
“May Allah accept us as mujahideen,” the tweet said. Simpson then pledged loyalty to “Amirul Mu’mineen,” aka Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.
On Monday it was reported al-Baghdadi was seriously wounded by an American airstrike and leadership of the supposed Caliph was passed on to Abu Alaa al-Afri.
Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi spent time in the hands of the US military at Camp Bucca in southern Iraq.