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Texas Muhammad Art Attack Conspirator to be Sentenced

The only known, living terrorist connected to the May 3, 2015, attack at the Muhammad Art contest in Texas, Abdul Malik Abdul Kareem, is set to be sentenced on September 15. Kareem is a former Baptist who converted to Islam. His given name is Decarus Thomas.

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Pamela Geller–Undercover FBI Agent Told Garland Jihadist: ‘Tear Up Texas’

The Daily Beast recently reported that “days before an ISIS sympathizer attacked a cartoon contest in Garland, Texas, he received a text from an undercover FBI agent. ‘Tear up Texas,’ the agent messaged Elton Simpson days before he opened fire at the Draw Muhammad event, according to an affidavit (pdf) filed in federal court Thursday.”

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FBI: ‘Third Man’ in Garland Jihad Planned to Attack Super Bowl

Some further details have been revealed about the “third man” in the foiled jihadi plot to attack the Mohammed Art Exhibit in Garland, Texas, Decarus Thomas, aka Abdul Malik Abdul Kareem. At his court hearing, the FBI related the claims of a confidential informant that Kareem was planning to attack the Super Bowl.

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Phoenix Bikers Sponsor ‘Draw Muhammad’ Contest on Friday

On May 29, bikers in Pheonix, Arizona, are holding a “Draw Muhammad” contest outside the mosque at the Islamic Community Center of Phoenix, which is where the two gunmen who opened fire in Garland, Texas, allegedly attended.

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Twitter Just the ‘Tip of the Iceberg’: Pentagon Hunts Terrorists on Mysterious ‘Dark Web’

CNN’s report on the hunt for ISIS terrorists in the darkest corners of the Internet begins with a remarkably dour assessment of the war effort thus far: “After months of bombing by the U.S. and coalition forces, ISIS remains undefeated on the ground and has now entered a new phase, using the cyber-world as a weapon… It’s a trend that has captured the attention of law enforcement and now the military.”

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Security Beefed Up Around Garland Shooters’ Mosque

Phoenix police officers have been tasked with providing extra patrols around the area of the Islamic Community Center of Phoenix, the mosque attended by two now-deceased radical jihadists who attempted to commit mass murder last week at a “Draw Muhammad” free speech event in Garland, Texas.

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FBI Increasing Monitoring of Jihadists on Social Media Following Texas Shooting

The FBI announced their agents will monitor people suspected of supporting the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) more closely after the attack on a Draw Mohammed Contest hosted in Garland, TX. At the same time, Congressmen from Texas are meeting in Washington, DC, to develop new methods to monitor Americans drawn to radical Islam.

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Texas Terror Shooter’s Parents Say He Was ‘Pushed’ Into Jihad

Nadir Soofi was, by all accounts, the junior partner in the Texas Terror jihad attack. His roommate Elton Simpson was a “known wolf” who was very much on law enforcement’s radar screen, which is giving rise to some awkward questions about why counter-terrorist agencies could manage little more than a last-minute heads-up to the Garland police.

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Texas Shooter’s Imam Warned Members to ‘Be Careful’ of FBI Informant

The Iman of the Phoenix, Arizona, mosque attended by Texas terror shooter Elton Simpson gathered members years ago to warn them about a potential danger in their midst–but it was not Simpson he warned them about. According to a recent New York Times article, the Iman warned others in the mosque that he was concerned that an FBI informant had infiltrated the Islamic Community Center of Phoenix.

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The Great Muhammad Depiction Ban Scam

On May 3rd, a contest to draw the best cartoon depiction of the Prophet Muhammad was held in Garland, Texas, sponsored by the American Freedom Defense Initiative. It closed with a violent end.

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Supporters Mock Million-Dollar Bounties on ISIS Leaders on Twitter

American government officials announced rewards of up to $20 million dollars for any information regarding four leaders of the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL): Abdul Rahman Mustafa al-Qaduli, Abu Mohammed al-Adnani, Tarkhan Tayumurazovich Batirashvili, and Tariq bin al-Tahar bin al-Falih al-Awni al-Harzi.

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Garland Shooter Online Pen Pal Linked to Centcom Twitter Hack

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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‘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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Garland Shooter Nadir Soofi’s Grandmother: ‘He Was A Good Boy’

Nadir Soofi, who, along with accomplice Elton Simpson, attempted to commit mass murder at a “Draw Muhammad” free speech event in Garland, Texas on Sunday, showed no signs of having the potential to carry out such heinous acts, his grandmother said Monday.

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2010 Arizona Muslim Publication: Texas Shooter ‘Well-Liked,’ ‘Kids Adore Him’

“The first thing you notice is the warm and welcoming smile. Any brother standing in the doorway is sure to get a big smile, hearty handshake, and some sort of kind conversation,” Kawthar Ijai wrote in a February 2010 Arizona Muslim Voice profile of Elton Simpson, the man who officials said carried out a terrorist attack in Garland, Texas on Sunday.

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FBI Tried to Put Texas Shooter on No-Fly List in 2010

The FBI has confirmed Phoenix native Elton Simpson, a Muslim convert from Phoenix, Arizona, as one of the shooters responsible for attacking a Draw Muhammad Contest in Garland, Texas on Sunday. Simpson had been previously convicted of lying to the FBI about his jihadist intentions in 2010. Simpson made multiple pro-Sharia statements then that led the FBI to request, unsuccessfully, that he be placed on a no-fly list.

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Garland Police Refuse to Identify Suspects in Draw Muhammad Shooting

A tight-lipped Garland, Texas Police Spokesman Joe Harn refused to name either of the two men responsible for an attempted shooting at the Curtis Culwell Center on Sunday, where the Mohammed Art Exhibit and Contest was being held. Harn explained that the two men were shot almost immediately upon opening fire on police, and that no bombs were found in the men’s vehicle.