The Islamic State who is now claiming responsibility for the terrorist attack that occurred earlier today at the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada released a video in May of this year calling for a lone wolf terrorist attack on the Las Vegas strip.
…The video the terrorist group that showed footage of Caesar’s Palace, the Bellagio Hotel and other icons from the casino row on South Las Vegas Boulevard.
Though the footage has been determined to be from 2015, authorities deemed the threat credible – particularly in the wake of the Manchester Arena massacre, and as the then coming Memorial Day holiday weekend which was expected to bring big crowds to The Strip.
‘I think anytime somebody goes on the internet and makes a threat that they’re going to conduct a lone-wolf or any type of attack, it’s our responsibility to view it as a credible threat,’ Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Capt. Christopher Darcy, who heads the Southern Nevada Counter-Terrorism Center, told the Las Vegas Review-Journal …
The chilling ISIS threat video, unusually long for propaganda from the group, also features a man who appears to be American calling on lone wolf supporters to ‘liberate’ themselves and kill those who reject Islam by stabbing them, throwing them off buildings and driving cars into citizens[…]
The 2013 reports about the demise of American-Somalian jihadist/rapper Omar Shafik Hammami, pseudonym Abu Mansoor Al-Amriki aka “The American” (photos above) by fellow jihadists, al-Shabab, appear to be premature.
In the video, Al-Amriki shows off projectile launchers that the USA supposedly provided to the Islamic State of which poses a threat to the U. S. military.
“What we have here, the Rafidah say that these projectile launchers are weapons which America provided to the Islamic State. This demonstrates the stupidity and foolishness of the Rafidah. This weapon is a product of the Islamic State, to Allah belongs all praise and this weapon here is ghanimah [spoils of war], which was taken from the Rafidah‘s personnel whom America gives support and weapons. Allah the mighty and sublime has facilitated for the soldiers of the Islamic State to produce weapons with which they can fight the enemies of Allah, including this anti-tank rocket launcher. It was made and completed from scratch and to Allah belongs all praise and this is due to the need for weapons in battle that can destroy the armor of the Rafidah and the Americans. Also, there are several different types, including thermobaric projectile launchers, which can destroy the building in which the enemy entrenches himself, as well as other types whose effects we will leave to the enemies of Allah to discover for themselves.”
Abu Dajana Al-Beljiki: “The Iraqi forces, with their American Abrams tanks and their Russian tanks, are attempting to advance, under cover of Crusader fire support, on the areas controlled by the mujahideen. One of the coalition members is France, which violently supports them with artillery. Yet Allah has provided the mujahideen with the means to counter this. By the grace of Allah, the mujahideen have acquired many Strela anti-aircraft missiles. They have also developed a remote-controlled anti-aircraft system, in order to target American and French aircrafts with precision.”
Back to the Las Vegas massacre….
Sheriff’s found the alleged shooter, Stephen Paddock, found dead in his hotel room.
According to the latest news reports, 58 people have been killed and more than 515 injured making this “the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.”
Allegations surface that shooter is a Muslim convert, pledged his allegiance to ISIS
The New York Post is reporting that Paddock pledged his allegiance to ISIS a few months ago.
“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.
“The Las Vegas attacker converted to Islam a few months ago,” Amaq also said on the Telegram online messaging service, according to Agence France-Presse…
The FBI, of course, would beg to differ. Who to believe? Who to believe?
— Jewhadi™ (@JewhadiTM) October 2, 2017
1. ISIS has issued back-to-back claims on their Amaq News Agency claiming responsibility for the heinous violence in Las Vegas: pic.twitter.com/DfmG0wLADA
— Rukmini Callimachi (@rcallimachi) October 2, 2017
Is there a connection somehow between Las Vegas massacre and Dubai?
MariLou Danley, Paddock’s girlfriend supposedly traveled to Dubai the summer of 2016 pursuant to an alleged statement on her Facebook page which is now private.
Is Las Vegas attack Islamic terror? Was Steven Paddock converted to Islam by Marilou Danley who has ties to Dubai? pic.twitter.com/A0HJhedbBu
— HJW (@StoneChallenger) October 2, 2017
Marilou Danley in the middle east… Dubai pic.twitter.com/0MrFg9XHSD
— Ray Larsen (@raylarsen1) October 2, 2017
Time will tell as this story continues to unfold.
Cross-posted on Grumpy Opinions.