“Ramadan, the month of conquest and jihad. Get prepared, be ready ... to make it a month of calamity everywhere for the non-believers ... especially for the fighters and supporters of the Caliphate in Europe and America,µ said the audio message, urging ISIS sympathizers in the West to attack if they cannot travel to the group's self-declared Caliphate in Syria and Iraq, Reuters reports.
“The smallest action you do in their heartland is better and more enduring to us than what you would if you were with us. If one of you hoped to reach the Islamic State, we wish we were in your place to punish the Crusaders day and night,µ the message reportedly added.
ISIS encouraged its supporters to launch lone wolf attacks “to win the great award of martyrdom.µ
The gunman, who was born to Afghan parents, was carrying a suspicious device, possibly a suicide vest, when he opened fire on the dance floor inside Pulse in the early hours of this morning.
Orlando Police Chief John Mina said authorities have not determined the exact number of people killed, but that 'approximately 20' have died. Another 42 people were taken to hospital.
An FBI spokesman said the mass shooting is being investigated as an act of terrorism, adding that they are looking into whether this was an act of domestic or international terror, and if the shooter was a lone wolf.
Police said the gunman, who was shot dead by officers, was believed to be in his 20s, while the FBI believe he may have 'leanings to radical Islamic terrorism'.
Video below, shot after shot can be heard in the raw footage below. Beneath that is a press conference where authorities detail the massacre.
When GOP presumptive nominee for president Donald Trump called for a temporary suspension of bringing Muslims into America he was highly criticized, but when we consider that according to surveys 51 percent of Muslims in the U.S. want Sharia law versus the U.S. legal system and 25 percent believe "It is legitimate to use violence to punish those who give offense to Islam," one can no longer deny that there are a significant amount of radical Islamic sympathizers within the U.S. that find using violence is acceptable against Americans.
Does anyone truly believe that a "lone wolf" committed a massacre during Ramadan, in a city where Obama has imported so-called refugees, less than a month after ISIS called for lone wolf attacks during Ramadan....... and it is a coincidence?
How many other lone wolf attackers are out there, planning the same type of attacks? What city is next? Is your city one of those named in the list embedded below, or one of those 138 in 36 states?