‘Islamic State in America’ Release Statement Threatening to ‘Slaughter’ Pamela Geller

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Less than a week after two jihadists attempted to assault a ‘Draw Muhammad’ contest in Garland, Texas and one day after the Islamic State officially took credit for the attack, a statement claiming to come from ISIS leadership in America has appeared online threatening the event’s organizer, Pamela Geller, and asserting that “15 states” have been infiltrated by the terrorist group.

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Counter-terrorism authorities are naturally interested in whatever connections Garland shooters Elton Simpson and Nadir Soofi might have had with international terrorist organizations – such as ISIS, which has claimed responsibility for the attack on Pamela Geller’s Mohammed Art Exhibit. Social-media activity by the slain terrorists is being carefully examined.

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As unidentified individuals online strengthen their claims that the Islamic State had a hand in organizing a failed attack on a Draw Muhammad art contest in Garland, Texas, experts have told various media outlets that, while the group may have inspired the attack, little evidence suggests that ISIS operatives actually funded or planned the attack and are now trying to take credit for work they did not do.

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‘Islamic State in America’ Release Statement Threatening to ‘Slaughter’ Pamela Geller

Less than a week after two jihadists attempted to assault a ‘Draw Muhammad’ contest in Garland, Texas and one day after the Islamic State officially took credit for the attack, a statement claiming to come from ISIS leadership in America has appeared online threatening the event’s organizer, Pamela Geller, and asserting that “15 states” have been infiltrated by the terrorist group.

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