Was the Las Vegas attack done by an ISIS Muslim terrorist ?
October 3, 2017 1:29am CST
I just heard a radio interview of a searcher at the Political Sciences Institute of Paris, and he had a few good arguments going in this direction : 1) ISIS claimed very quickly this attack, giving the Arabic name of this «soldier of the Caliphate», «Abu Abdelberr the American». 2) ISIS has never claimed until now an attack that was not a Muslim attack. 3) He concluded that the «baroque» (his word) recruiting made by ISIS through Internet could not permit to eliminate the hypothesis. Thinking at it, it is not far to what happened in the Bataclan in Paris in 2015 (another attack during a public concert), and like Paris, Las Vegas represents everything these guys are hating. I thought first that it could not be anything else than a mad man attack, I have a serious doubt now.
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Refugees fleeing ISIS are not a threat at all, as long as they are screened enough to be sure that they are not ISIS fighters. The searcher said this morning that their way of recruiting was "baroque". It is true : a part of the people they have recruited in France were Christians that they converted, so it is difficult to tell if their claim is true or not.
@topffer this isn't a valid point now, althrough I agree situation in Europe is different. But truth is that not even ISIS but also other hardcore criminals and terrorists are entering as refugee in different countries. Once they are out of order, nobody will be safe. They enter as refugee, and convert people , this says so much.
• United States
I haven't read much on the updates of this man though I do recall reading that the FBI rules out any ISIS links, but hmmmm, some things you just can't rule out completely, right? Hard to believe this one guy could make such preparations and had all those weapons.
ISIS says 3 things in its claim that came very quickly after the attack : that he converted to Islam, that the attack was well prepared and they give his Muslim name. It seems credible, and until now ISIS has never claimed an attack that was not a Muslim attack. The FBI says only that there is no link proven actually. They did at first the same for the Orlando and San Bernardino attacks.
I was away from my laptop for a while, and it seems as I missed out quite a lot of news, especially this. Strange that a wealthy US citizen suddenly decided to sympathise with some fanatics' cause, and chose to bring others with him to the other world like this.
@YrNemo I read that he sent $100000 to the Philippines the week before. That she was in a foreign country when it happened does not prove that she was not aware of anything. If I was an US policeman, I would adopt the same attitude than them and would tell that she was not involved... to encourage her to come back in order to be questioned.
• Mangalore, India
It is impossible to completely eradicate terror groups. ISIS has no agenda except rule through terror and violence. However, they would take credit even if the gunman is not one of their own because they are losing power and grip on territories .
• Pamplona, Spain
Whatever he was he has wrecked the lives of so many people in such a short time. My condolences to all of them. I´m not very good in responses about this kind of thing except seeing what happens is so very sad wherever it happens.