(Photo above: Police SWAT officer patroling the event)
Islamic State seems to be able to attack anywhere in the world, even Texas.
Pamela Geller, chairman of American Freedom Defence Initiative (AFDI), who hosted the “The first annual Muhammad Art Exhibit and Contest”. It is also AFDI who runs the Islam critical adds on public transportation around the USA.
Fox News on the attack:
“Two gunmen have been shot and killed in a parking lot outside a venue in Garland, Texas that had been hosting a controversial Mohammed art event dedicated to free speech. As a precaution police and SWAT have swept the area for possible explosive devices.
The two suspects drove up to the center and opened fire, injuring a Garland ISD security officer in his leg, the city confirmed. The officer suffered non-life threatening injuries and was soon released from the hospital.
Both attackers were killed in the shooting …
According to tweets from IS followers, the attack was carried out by jihadi militants loyal to the terrorist group.
An IS fighter from the UK tweeted – “2 of our brothers just opened fire at the Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w.) art exhibition in texas” and “They Thought They Was Safe In Texas From The Soldiers of The Islamic State,” according to SITE Intelligence, an online watchdog of jihadist activities.
One of the gunmen is believed to have tweeted about the impending attack earlier on Sunday, saying ‘May Allah accept us as mujahideen.'”