The Islamic State has now announced that the extremist group was responsible for the gun attacks at a showcasing event for cartoons in Garland, Texas. Shortly after the incident, the two gunmen were shot and killed. The attack comes as a retaliation against published cartoons mocking the Prophet Mohammad.
According to someone who speaks for the Islamic State, the event in Texas sparked religious controversy in the Islamic extremist world, due to the very nature that a drawing of the Prophet cannot be published. They stated, “Two of the soldiers of the caliphate executed an attack on an art exhibit…portraying negative pictures of the Prophet Mohammad.” In the past few months, the U.S. has seen a string of similar alleged religious-driven attacks.
The attack in Garland has now been marked at the first time that the Islamic State extremists have claimed to have executed an attack on U.S. soil. The jihadist group stated that they will be sending messages to the U.S. that, “will be bigger and more bitter.” Moreover, Americans should expect to see, “soldiers of the Islamic State do terrible things.”
By Alex Lemieux
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