On anofficial ISIS radio station, the group has claimed that two Al Khilafa soldiersare responsible for a shooting that occurred outside of a contest held by a NewYork group at the Curtis Culwell Center in Garland, Texas. The group, AmericanFreedom Defence Initiative, was hosting a cartoon contest that featuredcartoons of the Prophet Muhammad.

EltonSimpson and Nadir Soofi, the gunmen, wounded a security guard before policeshot and killed them both. The radio commentary announced the men as ‘brothers’to the terror group.

The radio commentary ended with this warning to the UnitedStates.

"Wesay to the defenders of the cross and the United States that future attacks aregoing to be harsher and worse. The Islamic State soldiers will inflict harm onyou with the grace of God. The future is just around the corner."

Atthis time there is no proof that ISIS in Iraq or Syria had been in contact witheither Simpson or Soofi. Both men were residents of Phoenix, Arizona. At leastone of the men, Simpson, had shown that he was an ISIS sympathizer.

Just afew moments prior to the shooting, Simpson posted to his Twitter account. "May Allah accept usas mujahedeen? #texasattack" His tweet claimed that he and Soofi hadpledged allegiance to ‘Amirul Mu’mineen’ which means “leader of the faithful.”

Priorto that tweet, Simpson had asked his followers on Twitter to follow an ISISpropagandist. Just after the attack, the propagandist tweeted “Allahu Akbar!!!2 of our brothers just opened fire.”

Theattack has shocked family and friends of the two involved.

Simpson wasconvicted in 2011 of making a false statement pertaining to domestic andinternational terrorism and was sentenced to three years of probation. Soofiwas born in Garland. His mother is American and his father is Pakistani. He butwent to a prestigious private school in Islamabad in the 1990’s after hisparents divorce. He later returned to the U.S. to live with his mother.

Texasofficials place thanks to the security guard, 58 year old Bruce Joyner for his ‘swiftaction’ that ended the attack almost immediately.

Joyner was treated andreleased from the hospital within hours of the shooting.

PamelaGeller, president of the group hosting the event stated that she planned theevent Sunday evening to make a stand for free speech due to ‘outcries andviolence’ over drawings of Muhammad.

Aftera recent massacre at the Charlie Hebdo office in Paris it has been shown thatdrawings such as this are insulting to many following Islam. According toIslamic tradition, a physical depiction of the Prophet Muhammad is consideredblasphemous and drawings such as these have caused violence around the globe.  

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