Suspected ISIS Twitter Account Claims Responsibility for Chattanooga Shooting
Account praised shooting before suspect was identified
by Mikael Thalen | Infowars.com | July 16, 2015
UPDATE: The suspected ISIS Twitter account has been suspended.
A Twitter account claiming to be associated with ISIS terrorists appeared to take responsibility for the Chattanooga shooting Thursday, which took the lives of four Marines outside of a Tennessee Navy and Marine Reserve Center.
The Twitter account, created just yesterday, appears to have sent out a tweet before Muhammad Youssef Abulazeez was identified as the shooter. The tweet stated that “American dogs” would see “wonders” with hashtags including Chattanooga, USA and ISIS.
According to CBS News, “U.S. Attorney Bill Killian said officials were treating the attacks as an ‘act of domestic terrorism,’ though FBI Special Agent in Charge Ed Reinhold said authorities were still investigating a motive.”
ISIS similarly claimed responsibility for the attack in Garland, Texas, last May after two “soldiers of the caliphate” were killed while attempting to stop a Prophet Mohammed cartoon contest.