ISIS Claims Responsibility For Texas Shooting In New Audio Recording
ISiS propaganda outlet says "two of the Caliphate's soldiers" were behind Texas shooting outside "Draw Muhammad" event
ISIS is claiming responsibility for the Texas shooting in which two suspects were killed after opening fire outside a “Draw Muhammad” event.
In an audio statement released by al-Bayan radio, ISIS’ propaganda radio network, the group says that “two of the Caliphate’s soldiers attacked an exhibition in the city of Garland in Texas. The exhibition hosted contest of cartoons insulting the prophet. The two brothers opened fire and were killed during the operation.”
“We say to the Crusader America that the next attacks will be worse and will be soon,” the statement says.
The two gunmen, who had tweeted their allegiance to ISIS, opened fire outside the Curtis Culwell Center in Garland during an art contest featuring cartoons of Prophet Muhammad. The two gunmen were killed and a police officer was injured during the shootout.
In 2010, one of the two men, Elton Simpson, made false statements to an FBI agent about a trip he was planning to take to Somalia to study Islam. In a subsquent trial, Simpson faced up to eight years in prison, but was sentenced to three years’ probation. The FBI began investigating Simpson in 2006 after he was found to be in contact with a man who authorities believe was attempting to set up a terror cell in Phoenix, Arizona.