More Background On #Garland Terrorists: Simpson Swore Allegiance To ISIS, Other Suspect Was Roommate, Islamists Had Called To Attack Event

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Converted at a young age in Phoenix, Arizona.

Via Heavy:

Elton Simpson has been identified as one of the two gunmen who opened fire Sunday night outside the Muhammad Art Exhibit and Contest in Garland, Texas. An unarmed security guard was shot, but survived with a non-life-threatening wound, before Simpson and his accomplice were killed by police.

Simpson, 30, and the other shooter are from Phoenix, Arizona, according to WFAA News. He was “well known” by the FBI and was the subject of a previous terror investigation, ABC News reports.

Simpson and the other gunman were armed with assault rifles and wearing body protection, police said. They exchanged fire with a Garland police officer armed with handgun.

He was also known as Mutawakil. His father, Dunston Simpson, told ABC News, “We are Americans and we believe in America. What my son did reflects very badly on my family,” adding that his son “made a bad choice.”

Simpson’s accomplice has not yet been identified, but they were roommates, according to KNXP reporter Chris Williams.

WFAA reports that FBI agents were searching the gunmen’s Phoenix, Arizona home.

Police also remain at the scene of the shooting, and have been examining the gunmen’s car. They were concerned about explosives being hidden inside it.

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The Winning Cartoon From #Garland ‘Draw Muhammad’ Event

More apropos than ever:

The winner was Bosch Fawstin, a former Muslim.

Iran Bans “Devil Worshiping” Haircuts For “Violating The Islamic System”…

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Barbers warned they will have the snot beaten out of them if they “cut hair in the devil worshiping style.”

(AFP) – Hairstyles of a spiky and unorthodox nature have reportedly been banned in Iran because they imply devil-worship, while tattoos and other male bodily adornments also being outlawed.

Jagged haircuts have become fashionable among all strata of Iran’s youthful population in recent years, but have divided opinion and been deemed by the authorities as western and un-Islamic.

“Devil worshipping hairstyles are now forbidden,” said Mostafa Govahi, the head of Iran’s Barbers Union, cited by the ISNA news agency.

“Any shop that cuts hair in the devil worshipping style will be harshly dealt with and their licence revoked,” he said, noting that if a business cut hair in such a style this will “violate the Islamic system’s regulations”.

NBC News Tweet On Garland Terror Attack: “Anti-Islamic Group Draws Fire In Garland, Texas”…

Wow.

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NBC News Latino deleted the tweet for obvious reasons.

HT: Josh Smith

Treasury Sec. Jack Lew: “Most” Of The Sanction Relief Money Obama Giving To Iran Won’t Fund Terrorism…

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How many hundreds of millions does “most” equate to?

Via IJ Review:

Treasury Secretary Jack Lew acknowledged that large sums of money will be given to Iran as part of the sanctions relief, adding that “most” of it won’t directly fund terrorist operations in the Middle East.

Speaking at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy’s 30th Anniversary Gala last week, Lew alluded to the sanctions relief process and state-funded terrorism concerns, saying:

“Many Americans, and many of our closest allies, are understandably concerned that Iran will use the money it receives as a result of sanctions relief to fund terrorism and support destabilizing proxies throughout the Middle East.

But it’s important to note that the connection between nuclear sanctions relief and Iran’s other malign activities is complicated, and most of the money Iran receives from sanctions relief will not be used to support those activities.”

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Huh? Police Say They Have Not Ruled Out Terrorism In Garland Shooting…

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Was there any other possible motive?

Via The Hill:

Investigators have not ruled out terrorism in a deadly shooting incident outside at a Texas arena hosting a “Draw Muhammad” contest.

“We’re certainly looking into that,” Garland Police Department spokesman Joe Harn said at a Monday news conference. “We have not knocked that out.”

Obama Spends Sunday On The Golf Course, Islamic Terrorists Attack In Texas…

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The Difference Between Paris And #Garland? Guns

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People are alive today because Garland not only allows guns, but was prepared.

Via Breitbart:

When armed terrorists attacked Charlie Hebdo headquarters over Muhammad cartoons on January 7, unarmed police officers were forced to flee for their lives. When armed men attacked people gathered in Garland, Texas, on May 3 over Prophet Muhammad cartoons, armed police cut them down — and the Daily Mail reported that the body of one was left lying the street while police searched for explosives.

The difference between Garland and Paris can be summed up in one word: guns.

On January 7, CBS News relayed reports from Britain’s Telegraph newspaper that the first two officers to arrive “were apparently unarmed” and “fled after seeing gunmen armed with automatic weapons and possibly a grenade launcher.” The UK’s Independent reported that “three policemen arrived on bikes but had to leave because [the attackers] were armed.”

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Bill Clinton Says He Will Still Be Doing Speeches For $500K Despite Hillary Running For Prez: “I Got To Pay Our Bills”

Damn, how much are hookers charging these days?

Terrific Response From Mayor Of Garland To CNN About Holding Muhammad Event: “We All Swear To Uphold The Constitution”

Now this is a mayor, clear, coherent and right on, can we clone him and put him in every city? Garland’s response to this has been terrific, right down the line, from police response and care for the participants to the government.

HT: Right Scoop

Lib Rag Salon Outraged Author Brad Thor Called Islamic Terrorists Behind Garland Attack “Savages”…

Yes, Salon, America is boiling with outrage over Muslim terrorists being called “savages.”

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CNN Censors Pictures Of Mohammed Cartoons At Garland Terror Attack…

Yes, we are all shocked. At least they did call it a ‘free speech event’…

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HT: PJW

GOP Rep Knocks Hillary Clinton Over Texas Shooting

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One of the few times I agree with nutball Peter King.

Via The Hill:

Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.) criticized Hillary Clinton for her recent comments on criminal justice reform in light of the Sunday night shooting at a Texas event holding a contest to draw the Prophet Mohammed.

“When people like Hillary Clinton say that police should not have weapons of war, the fact is we are at war, we are at war with Islamist terrorism and we have to have all weapons and all resources available,” he said Monday morning on Fox News’ “Fox and Friends.”

King added that he and others have been warning for years about the prevalence of radicalized people living in America and renewed his call for “constant surveillance” by law enforcement to root out any plots.
The two shooters at the Texas event were killed by officers and one school security officer was released from the hospital after he was shot in the ankle. A senior FBI official told ABC News that one of the shooters was a previous subject of a terror investigation.

While the event asked participants to draw the Prophet, a practice that many Muslims find offensive, King said that questions about whether the event provoked the reaction are unfounded.

“We shouldn’t even be having a debate about whether that exhibition was provocative, being in America means that you can be provocative,” he said.

“This is the First Amendment, we cannot sacrifice our Constitution to Islamists or politically correct commentators.”

NY Times Reporter: “Free Speech Aside, Why Would Anyone Do Something So Provocative As Hosting A Muhammad Drawing Contest?”…Update: NY Times Schooled By The Atlantic: “Who Gets To Decide What Is Provocative?”

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“Free speech aside”. This is a foreign correspondent who also worked for the AP. Scary that we have journalists like this.

I’m willing to bet that she didn’t say this in the case of the Charlie Hebdo slaughter. And what would be the difference here? Ah, conservatives…

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Kudos to Jeffrey Goldberg of The Atlantic for explaining the First Amendment to Ms. Callimachi. He also notes the following:
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British Taxpayers Fund Pro-Hamas Play…

Via Daily Mail:

British taxpayers are to fund a play sympathising with Palestinian terrorist groups who have murdered civilians and carried out suicide bombings on crowded commuter buses.

Arts Council England is handing over £15,000 to producers of a unashamedly one-sided drama based on accounts from the gunmen and bombers of Hamas and the Al Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigade.

The money will fund a UK tour of their play The Siege, telling of a 2002 stand-off when Israeli troops cornered militants in the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem, worshipped as Christ’s birthplace.

The production has already received cash from the British Council and the EU for performances in the Palestinian territories, and the new handout will fund a ten-city UK tour starting in Manchester on May 13.

Jewish leaders last night raised ‘extreme concern’ that the British taxpayer might be funding a play promoting ‘terrorism as legitimate’.

In publicity for the play, Hamas and Al Aqsa Brigade terrorists are merely referred to as ‘fighters’ with no acknowledgement of their cold-blooded murder of civilians.

The siege lasted 39 days and only ended when 13 of the ring-leaders were allowed safe passage and deported to various European countries. It is from these men’s accounts that the play’s script has been woven together.

Christie: My Low Poll Numbers Are Because People In New Jersey Love Me And Don’t Want Me To Leave…

Yeah, no.

Suspect In #Garland Shooting Identified As Elton Simpson, Convicted In Terror Investigation Before, Placed On Probation…Update: Pic And Background On Suspect

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ABC naturally calls it a “controversial event”, blame the victim.

Via ABC:

One of the suspects in the shooting in Garland, Texas, late Sunday has been identified as Elton Simpson, an Arizona man who was previously the subject of a terror investigation, according to a senior FBI official.

Overnight and today FBI agents and a bomb squad were at Simpson’s home in an apartment complex in north Phoenix where a robot is believed to be conducting an initial search of the apartment.

Officials believe Simpson is the person who sent out several Twitter messages prior to the attack on Sunday, in the last one using the hashtag #TexasAttack about half an hour before the shooting.

Local police said two suspects opened fire late Sunday outside a community center in Garland that was hosting an event displaying cartoons of the prophet Muhammad. One unarmed security guard was injured, but other security officers managed to fatally shoot both attackers before anyone else was hurt or killed.

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This was the tweet of the allegedly of Elton Simpson that we reported on last night, announcing they were ready to attack:
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Update:

Here’s the prior case on Simpson, when he was trying to go to Somalia to wage jihad.

Elton Simpson before:

Elton Simpson after:
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The bodies of the two attackers were left on the ground by the car because police were afraid they might have explosives.

HT: Feet2Fire

Daily Mail Blacks Out Muhammad Pics At #GarlandShooting

This is what being in Britain will get you, different laws = no free speech.

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Boehner Channels Nancy Pelosi Calls Relations Between Police, Black Community ‘National Crisis’ …

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Boehner wearing his tap dancing shoes.

Via Inquisitr

House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio), in an interview with NBC‘s Meet The Press on Sunday, indicated that he sees relations between police and black communities as a “national crisis”. Boehner told NBC that “I think that if you look at what’s happened over the course of the last year, you just got to scratch your head.”

Boehner is, of course, referring to events such as the deaths of Freddie Gray in Baltimore and Michael Brown in Ferguson at the hands of police officers (as previously reported on by The Inquisitr,) both of which touched off riots and brought to light abuses of police power and privilege against people of color. Charges have been laid against six police officers in the death of Freddie Gray, including a charge of “second-degree depraved heart murder” and while the officer who shot Michael Brown was exonerated, the case brought to light a system of systemic racism and abuse in Ferguson that spans decades.

Speaker Boehner said that he was outraged at the events in Baltimore, and pointed the finger at failing education programs, suggesting that “more than half [of our children] get a diploma they can’t read.” Boehner suggested that inner-city kids are “… trapped in bad schools, that don’t provide a real education” and that “if you’re poor and you’re in a rotten neighborhood” that they aren’t getting the positive reinforcement they need the 91% of the time they don’t spend in school.

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Breaking: Gunfire Reported At ‘Draw Muhammad’ Event In Garland, TX…Update: 2 Suspects Killed, Police Officer Shot…Update: Evacuated Attendees Sing National Anthem…Update: Tweet From Attacker? Claims ISIS Affiliation…Update:Officer Shot Released From Hospital

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Religion of peace is offended by the First Amendment.

Via Dallas News

A spokesman for Garland ISD has confirmed that gunfire was reported at an anti-Islam event at the Curtis Culwell Center in Garland ISD.

Police believe two people were shot outside the facility where an art show centering on caricatures of Muhammad was being held, KXAS-TV (NBC5) reported.

There were reports that an officer was involved in the shootings, and police had sealed the doors to the center as SWAT personnel responded to the incident.

Garland police were still working to secure the area.

Opponents had said the American Freedom Defense Initiative’s Muhammad Art Exhibit and Contest on Sunday would be an attack on Islam. But its organizers said they were simply exercising their right of expression.

The contest, which was offering a top prize of $10,000, has received about 350 entries depicting Muhammad. Caricatures of the Islamic prophet are considered offensive by many Muslims.

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Update:

Via CBSDFW

Garland PD reports there has been a shooting outside the Curtis Caldwell Center during the “Draw the Prophet” event at 4999 Naaman Forest Blvd, Garland, TX 75040.

CBS 11 camera crew inside.

Two suspects shot dead.

Police officer shot in leg, sent to hospital – expected to recover.

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Response to trauma and attack:

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This man tweeted this out with the hashtag #texasattack just prior to the shooting, mentioned himself and another man, and asked people to follow an ISIS supporter for updates:

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Update:

The officer shot was a Garland Independent School District security officer, Bruce Joiner. He is now out of the hospital.

Joiner was outside the building when the two suspects drove up and began firing, hitting him in the leg. They were then shot dead by Garland Police officers who were already on site, protecting the event.
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HT: Huck Funn