According to the Iraqi News website, the Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the #Istanbul attack. An #ISIS spokesman made a chilling statement about the motive. Yet it's not their usual motive, experts say. The motive is one of their most spine-tingling motives to date.

According to Iraqi News, the spokesman had this to say: “In continuation of the blessed operations that Islamic State is conducting against the protector of the cross, Turkey, a heroic soldier of the caliphate struck one of the most famous nightclubs where the Christians celebrate their apostate holiday.” The shocking yet predictable words can only come from a group like ISIS.

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39 people lost their lives in the attack, and the world continues to mourn in the aftermath.

Turkish Prime Minister denies truth

According to the same article, the Turkish Prime Minister denies the suspect wore a "Santa suit." Despite every article covering the story, Binali Yildirim says the suspect was not wearing one. “There is no truth to this. He is an armed terrorist as we know it,” Mr. Yildirim said.

According to the NY Post, and the NY Times, he was, in fact, wearing a Santa costume. The Independent News website also confirms the assailant was wearing the Santa suit.

ISIS called for these kinds of holiday attacks

In an article I wrote before Christmas, ISIS called for these kinds of attacks.

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The Islamic State asked its followers to make the marketplaces and churches a "bloody mess." So ISIS claiming the Istanbul attack comes as no surprise to many. The call to "Jihad," came from the terror group, for the whole world.

However, the call was a command for the West. The acts in Istanbul and Berlin were acts of #Terrorism and will continue until the Islamic State ends. ISIS is calling for the same style of attacks from all "Lone Wolf" ISIS supporters. According to reports, coalition fighters from many nations are working tirelessly to stop ISIS. According to PBS Frontline, the death toll since February is a staggering 470,000. Yet that is not counting the number that have died in these lone wolf attacks across the globe.