Alleged Shooter Elton Simpson in Garland, Texas Terror Attack a Radical Muslim Convert
TWO ISLAMISTS WERE SHOT DEAD, ONE OFFICER WOUNDED at Pamela Geller-Robert Spencer TX Free Speech Conference on Sunday.
Islamist “Shariah Is Light” posted this tweet on the #TexasAttack — BEFORE THE ATTACK!
Authorities identified Elton Simpson from Arizona as the man behind the “Shariah is Light” terrorist account.
A screen grab from the now suspended Twitter account of the person who tweeted about martyrdom and the #texasattack twenty minutes before the attack in Garland, Texas on Sunday shows that the person was a convert to Islam.
The Twitter account that reports say may belong to 1 of the 2 gunmen in Texas today appears to be a convert to Islam. pic.twitter.com/fAJOopvhS3
— Niraj Warikoo (@nwarikoo) May 4, 2015
In a tweet posted at 4:19 p.m. on May 2, 2015 (time zone not known) Shariah is Light wrote, “@1Blaz1NK55…your question on DM is cool bro. Can’t DM u now for whatever reason…..my fam didn’t trip when I became Muslim”
SooperMexican and the Los Angeles Times reported that Abu Hussain Al Britani apparently had foreknowledge of the attack, tweeting before the attack in a now deleted tweet as a result of his account being suspended, “The knives have been sharpened, soon we will come to your streets with death and slaughter! #QaribanQariba”
Two social media accounts tweeted messages about the attack apparently before it happened.
A Twitter account titled “Shariah is Light” — bearing the image of extremist Islamic propagandist Anwar Awlaki, who was killed in an American drone strike in Yemen in 2011 — posted an allusion to the attack just minutes before it happened.
Before the shooting, the “Shariah is Light” account also tweeted a command to follow another account, titled “AbuHussainAlBritani,” which also tweeted before and after the attack.
(“Follow @_AbuHu55ain” posted at 5:27 p.m. CDT, a little more than one hour before the attack.)
“The knives have been sharpened, soon we will come to your streets with death and slaughter!” tweeted the “AbuHussainAlBritani” account before the attack.
After the attack, the “AbuHussainAlBritani” account began tweeting praise of the Texas shooting, and linked the attack to the militant group Islamic State.
“Allahu Akbar!!!!! 2 of our brothers just opened fire at the … art exhibition in texas!” the account tweeted. “Kill Those That Insult The Prophet.”
“They Thought They Was Safe In Texas From The Soldiers of The Islamic State,” the account tweeted.
The accounts have since been suspended.
Breitbart reported Shariah is Light tweeted on April 23rd a link to a March 24 Breitbart article by Geller promoting event in Garland, Texas:
When will they ever learn? They are planning on selecting the best picture drawn of Rasulullah (saws) in texas. http://t.co/pOVPMAHHiY — Shariah is Light (@atawaakul) April 23, 2015
Elton Simpson spoke about fighting for Allah in a recorded conversation in 2007.