ISIS has claimed responsibility for the Las Vegas rampage, saying without offering evidence that the shooter had converted to Islam a few months ago, according to reports.
EDITOR’S NOTE: This is no surprise, and I am also guessing that not only was the shooter a convert to Islam, that he was also associated with ANTIFA. ISIS has no history of making completely false claims about associations to global terror attacks, so there is no reason to doubt this breaking development. NTEB will keep you updated as story develops.
“The Las Vegas attack was carried out by a soldier of the Islamic State and he carried it out in response to calls to target states of the coalition,” the terror group’s news agency Amaq said in reference to the US-led coalition fighting the group in the Middle East.
ISIS claims responsibility for Las Vegas shooting massacre:
“The Las Vegas attacker converted to Islam a few months ago,” Amaq added, according to Reuters.
The group’s Aamaq news agency released two brief statements hours after the shooting at a country music concert that killed at least 50 people and wounded at least 400. It was the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.
ISIS did not name the suspected shooter, but said he had “executed the operation in response to calls to target countries of the coalition” battling the extremist group in Iraq and Syria.
Police have identified the shooter as Stephen Craig Paddock, 64, of Mesquite, Nevada, and have said he killed himself after the shooting. Sheriff Joseph Lombardo said authorities believe it was a “lone wolf” attack, and the U.S. Homeland Security Department said there was no “specific credible threat” involving other public venues in the U.S.
The IS group often claims attacks by individuals inspired by its message but with no known links to the group. However, it is not known to have claimed any attacks that were not at least loosely linked to it.
Before Sunday, the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history took place in June 2016, when a gunman opened fire at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, killing 49 people. The gunman, Omar Mateen, had pledged allegiance to IS and it claimed the attack. source
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