ISIS Takes Responsibility For Toronto Mass Shooting Attack

Terror group claims Faisal Hussain was “a soldier of the Islamic State.”

The Islamic State has taken responsibility for the Toronto mass shooting attack.

In a series of Tweets, New York Times reporter Rukmini Callimach (who covers stories about ISIS) reported on the terror group’s claim:

“1. The Islamic State has issued a bulletin on its Amaq News Agency, claiming responsibility for the attack in Toronto which left two dead. The shooter is described as “a soldier of the Islamic State” & they say he responded to “the call” to target citizens of Coalition countries”

“2. The phrasing regarding “responding to calls to target citizens of Coalition countries” is a reference to a famous 2014 speech by Abu Muhammad al-Adnani, the group’s spokesman. In that speech, Adnani enjoined ISIS’ supporters around the world to attack in their communities”

“3. Adnani encouraged the group’s sympathizers to attack in any way they could. When I see that phrasing in an ISIS claim, I know that the terror group views the attacker as having been ***inspired*** by their propaganda, rather than someone they trained in person.”

“4. They are essentially saying that Faisal Hussain, the 29-year-old who opened fire, was self-radicalized. The same formulation was used in the ISIS claims for other well-known inspired attacks around the world including the Nice attack which left 86 people dead & injured 458”

“5. The shooter’s family has come out and said that he was mentally ill. Unfortunately we know that ISIS pushes its propaganda to people who are mentally vulnerable and mental illness is not a barrier to being indoctrinated by them. See the case of the Rochester attacker:”

“6. Emanuel Lutchman was described as mentally ill by his family & lawyers. That didn’t stop one of ISIS’ most famous virtual plotters, Abu Issa al-Amriki, from contacting him online. Together they plotted an attack on a bar on New Year’s Eve in Rochester: https://amp.democratandchronicle.com/amp/392113001”

“7. As a reporter studying this attack, what I want to know is what did Police find on his phone and on his laptop? Specifically, did he have Telegram, the group’s preferred messaging app? Who (if anyone) was he talking to? Is there evidence of him consuming ISIS propaganda?”

Callimachi raises important questions that must be addressed. While ISIS has falsely claimed responsibility for attacks they have nothing to do with – and could be doing so in this case – it can’t be denied that the Western world has increasingly come under attack from ISIS, and if Canada is starting to see the same threat that has caused such carnage in Europe, the Canadian People need to know exactly what’s going on so we can take strong steps to protect our nation.

Spencer Fernando

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Ray Decorby
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Where is our Clown Prince’s response to this??

tTommy Hawk
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And why wouldn’t they?

I note Trudeau has not accepted any responsibility, has he?

That then begs the question: Why not? This whole scenario if a direct result of the ‘intentional policies.’

Christine
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Christine

Goodale and/or Trudeau have to issue a statement such as: anyone who perpertrates a terrorist attack in Canada will face jail for life and their family / relatives will be DEPORTED IMMEDIATELY. We will not tolerate attacks on our citizens. We will enforce security and anyone susceptible to be an ISIS follower or killer is going to receive the full criminal treatment. JAIL FOR LIFE. We will not tolerate treason, violence and hate.

If they dont issue a similar statement, well, it means that they condone it.

NancyW
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NancyW

Christine you are so right, but they always deny that it even is terrorism. The only terrorist segment in our population, seems to be our government. They are so fake that even if they pretended and made a statement as such, it would just be to get votes, if we actually get as far as another election and it is not rigged.

Couper
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Couper

Well, there goes the “mental illness” excuse.

NancyW
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NancyW

Remember that Toronto and Hamilton Ontario are where many of the CBC and Lieberal addicted live and is a Lieberal/NDP stronghold. So Warmington a Toronto Sun writer asked where is the anger? that this could happen in Canada again, or do they really believe CBC and the mental conditioning of this man is the whole cause. The UN/Soros Trudeau and his gang of thugs and their agendas seem to be totally acceptable for them, and they seem to keep voting for this, so? It is us Conservatives that cause all these problems, according to my Lieberal/NDP neighbors and they will… Read more »

ED PEEBLES
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ED PEEBLES

Anyone who would allow themselves to slip to the extent where they are nothing but a dissposible
trigger of a weapon , a cog in a mal-conceived ploy by those not smart enough to control their own fate , must be mentally ill ! For an example all you have to do is look at Justin TRUDEAU , he is your Basic liar and Manipulator and Probably Mentally ILL?
ED PEEBLES

Ron Voss
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Ron Voss

Some “soldier” targeting innocent young girls!

Summani
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This attack was a message. ISIL, through its worldwide supporters’ network, stood upon the dead bodies of the Canadian women it murdered, and told us that we kaffirs have no right to exist – that we’re better dead than here!
I can only speak for myself, but I am not going to simply sit here, put a tear drop on social media, and then forget this. I will fight for the honour of those murdered. What about you?