ISIS Media claims responsibility for Orlando nightclub massacre

Muslim gunman, Omar Mateen MySpace Photo
Muslim gunman, Omar Mateen MySpace Photo

In late breaking news, Fox News is reporting that the ISIS media is now claiming responsibility for the terrorist attack by a lone Muslim gunman who entered a LGBT nightclub and murdered 50 patrons and wounded 53 others before he was shot dead by police.

The Muslim gunman, Omar Mateen is a U.S. citizen although his parents are not called, 911 and told the 911 dispatcher of whom he was, what he was going to do, and that he aligned himself and gave his oath with the radical Muslim terrorists, ISIS.

The ISIS Media, Amaq news agency, a propaganda tool for the radical Muslim terrorists ISIS, claimed responsibility for the attack Sunday afternoon and stated that Amaq was an “Islamic State fighter” carried out the assault.

Intelligence group SITE also confirmed that the terrorist group said an “IS fighter was behind the deadly shooting.”

SITE also reported that Jihadists on social media celebrated the June 11, 2016 shooting in a gay nightclub in Orlando and called for more attacks by other Jihadist loners in the U.S.

FBI spokesperson Ron Hooper said at the press conference Sunday afternoon that Mateen was known to police for having ties to the so-called Islamic State (ISIS), and had been dealt with on two separate occasions. In those incidents, the FBI did nothing due to not being able to find a cause to detain Mateen.

Rep. Adam Schiff (D), Ranking Member of the House Intelligence Committee released a statement and said in part, “Right now, the intelligence community is combing through its holdings, checking what we have on the shooter, and coordinating with local law enforcement in the investigation. I have received an initial briefing, and expect to be briefed throughout the day over the coming days. This attack is so painfully reminiscent of the terrible attack at the Bataclan Theater in Paris, and other ISIS-inspired attacks in recent years.”

“The fact that this shooting took place during Ramadan and that ISIS leadership in Raqqa has been urging attacks during this time, that the target was an L.G.B.T. night club during Pride, and — if accurate — that according to local law enforcement, the shooter declared his allegiance to ISIS, indicates an ISIS-inspired act of terrorism. Whether this attack was also ISIS-directed remains to be determined. I’m confident that we will know much more in the coming hours and days.”

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