Of course they do since their alleged minions are no longer able to speak for themselves, thankfully.
Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the attack in Texas at a contest to draw cartoons of the prophet Muhammad, according to a report.
The terror group, also known as ISIS, said on its official radio station that “two soldiers of the Caliphate” launched the assault at a conference center near Dallas,the BBC reported Tuesday.
The al-Bayan Radio report said the event “was portraying negative pictures of the Prophet Muhammad.”
A security guard gunned down the two suspects after they opened fire Sunday – an attack that, if confirmed, could be the first time ISIS has taken responsibility for carrying out a strike in the US.
“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 group said in its statement.
One of the two killed gunmen – Elton Simpson – had been a terror suspect, according to court documents.
He had been on the authorities’ radar since 2006 and was convicted in 2010 for lying to the FBI about his plans to go to Somalia to take part in jihad, or holy war, the documents show.
He was convicted of making a false statement and sentenced to three years’ probation and a $600 fine – though the judge ruled that there was not enough evidence to find that the false statement involved international terrorism.
Simpson, 30, had shared an apartment in Arizona with the other alleged gunman, identified as Nadir Soofi, 34.
Like most every two-bit criminal, Soofi is being described as a good boy.
The maternal grandmother of Nadir Soofi, one of two men killed in an attack on a Texas contest for drawings of the Prophet Muhammad, said Monday her grandson wasn’t a terrorist and had to have been under the spell of his roommate, Elton Simpson.
Shirley Dromgoole of Garwood, Texas, told NBC station KPRC of Houston that Soofi, 34, a divorced father, “was a good boy every time I saw him.”
Senior law enforcement sources named Soofi and Simpson, 30, who shared an apartment in Phoenix, as the suspects who were killed in the attack Sunday in Garland, Texas.
Soofi was raised Muslim by his father, who is of Pakistani descent, Dromgoole said. She called him “real responsible” and “respectful.”
Well, except for trying to murder innocents. Meanwhile, it’s time to blame the victim.
Wishing to learn more about the terrorist attack on the Pamela Geller event in Texas, I typed “Pamela Geller” into Google and was rewarded with the following headlines:
“Don’t be fooled by Pamela Geller,” from CNN
“CNN’s Tapper to Pamela Geller: Why Specifically Make Mohammed Target of Event?” from Mediaite
“Who is Pamela Geller?” from Newsweek
“The toxic implication that Pamela Geller had last night’s terror attack in Texas coming,” from Hot Air
In other words, terrorists open fire and the American media go to work with hard-hitting takedowns of…the terrorists’ target. This is what Garry Trudeau might call “punching down.”
Weird, but for some odd reason the media hasn’t been finger-wagging at the knuckle-draggers, warning against a backlash that never comes.
There is a mosque in Garland, Texas. It was there yesterday, it’s there today, and it will be there tomorrow. After two radical Muslims attempted to massacre some infidels down the road a bit, there was no angry mob of Texans storming the place with F-350s and rifles.
If any vehicle full of armed men rushed to the Muslims’ place of worship, you can be sure that it was the local police exercising an abundance of caution and nothing more. It’s easy to be snarky–”Oh, yay for us! No massacre, give Texas a cookie!” But only those parochial minds with the narrowest of experience could fail to appreciate how unusual that is in the world.
Instead of retaliation, we have open-handed toleration that verges on the destructive. Pamela Geller seems to me like she might be a very nasty piece of business indeed, but you know who I don’t want to hear about it from? CAIR and the rest of the Muslim Brotherhood fan club.
The rest of the media is all too happy to provide them a voice.