Tunisia Attack: Message From ISIS?

There was an attack today on the Bardo Museum in Tunisia. At least 11 people were killed, mostly foreign tourists. Other sources say the numbers are higher: (15 tourists, 1 Tunisian citizen, 1 museum employee, 2 policemen and two militant attackers.)

A few days ago, messages to Tunisia began appearing on ISIS Twitter accounts. Example: "Urgent. The Land of the Caliphate will soon sent you a message which will please you, God willing."

McClatchy says 7,000 Tunisian ISIS fighters have joined ISIS.

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    Quite a message (none / 0) (#1)
    by Dadler on Wed Mar 18, 2015 at 11:12:33 AM EST
    Pfft. People without the capacity to love their own children, and that includes US much of the time, don't send messages, they simply act childishly violent and spill milk from their psychopathic high chairs hoping to get attention. Humanity is currently nothing more than a sick, failed experiment living in compartmentalized delusion and denial. Or at least one hopes it's an experiment. Only way to explain the self-destructive idiocy.

    We have failed almost beyond repair. And I only say almost because my heart still beats, ours does. Sort of.

    As much as I am angered by the willful (5.00 / 2) (#2)
    by oculus on Wed Mar 18, 2015 at 11:39:04 AM EST
    destruction of antiquities, that destruction pales in comparison with slaughtering humans.

    Who are you (1.00 / 1) (#4)
    by Abdul Abulbul Amir on Wed Mar 18, 2015 at 02:57:05 PM EST
    to judge their culture?  

    A culture that uses violence (none / 0) (#5)
    by jondee on Wed Mar 18, 2015 at 04:37:25 PM EST
    and terror, or the threat thereof to achieve it's ends..

    Netanyahu does that practically every day, as do our loathsome "trading partners" the Chinese and the Saudis..


    "Violence is the last refuge (none / 0) (#6)
    by Mordiggian 88 on Thu Mar 19, 2015 at 08:58:16 AM EST
    of the incompetent"

    Issac Asimov, Foundation

    (Which may have had its' title taken in imitation by Al Qeada, which can be translated as "The Base.")


    While They are in the Human Race... (5.00 / 2) (#3)
    by ScottW714 on Wed Mar 18, 2015 at 11:53:07 AM EST
    ...they are not us, we have not failed, they have failed miserably at being human beings, as many before, and probably many after.

    I am fine with my actions in my life and it's pretty obvious that I can't control what they do in the name of their god.

    If I could opt out of the portion of income tax that support the excessive military, I would, but I can not without giving up my liberty.  I vote in a way that supports peace, but that in no way guarantees it, but I do what I can to try and make this place better.

    My conscience, as many others, is clean.

    I am kindly removing myself from your 'we' terminology.


    Actually, Scott, you're not even given the (5.00 / 1) (#8)
    by Mr Natural on Thu Mar 19, 2015 at 12:22:08 PM EST
    choice of voting in a way that supports peace.

    ISIS claims responsibility (none / 0) (#7)
    by Mr Natural on Thu Mar 19, 2015 at 12:20:18 PM EST
    here, with a photo illustrating why.

    Why?  The photo shows bareheaded women and men without scruffy beards, definite NoNos for the islamist crowd.