ISIS Releases Video Praising Orlando Attacks

ISIS has released a multi-national video on the Orlando killings through its Media Office of Wilayat Furat. (Link is to news article, not video.) The video is called "You Are Not Held Responsible Except for Yourself." It features multiple fighters as speakers, including an American, a Frenchman, an Uzbeki and an Indonesian. The American, Abu Ism'ail al-Amriki says ISIS will take revenge for every brother and sister killed by the Crusaders. There is a photo of Omar Mateen, video of the aftermath of his rampage, and praise for his actions.

“Do you think you’re at war with a small group of Mujahedeen in Iraq, Syria, Libya and other places? You are sadly mistaken. And do you think you can defeat us by bombarding our homes with the help of your drones and F-16s [and government groups]? Then again, you have sadly made a great mistake,” Al-Amriki says. “Oh America, indeed you are at war with all the true and sincere Muslims around the world.”

The French speaker appears to highlight this killer of a French police officer.

Not surprisingly, ISIS is milking Mateen, glorifying him even though it's most unlikely he had any connection to ISIS before his killing spree. The point being that the media should be more careful when reporting on lone wolf terror acts to avoid handing ISIS a windfall. [More..]

Now, in the aftermath of the massacre in Orlando, the world faces a similar situation. The picture emerging of Mateen is of a young, confused man with a flimsy understanding of his own motivations. In addition to expressing support for ISIS to a 911 operator, he reeled off a list of influences that had nothing to do with the Islamic State, namedropping, among others, the Tsarnaev brothers, who conducted the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings, and Moner Mohammad Abu Salha, the American that blew himself up in Syria in 2014 as a member of Jabhat al-Nusra, a group ISIS recently referred to as a “criminal gang.” And, instead of pledging “allegiance” to the ISIS caliph on Facebook, he announced his “alliance to abu bakr al-Baghdadi,” using all the wrong honorifics. His ideological incoherence went beyond confused salafi-jihadism, which is a distinctly Sunni phenomenon. Indeed, just three years ago, he claimed to coworkers that he was a member of the Shia extremist group Hezbollah. This is not the behavior of an ISIS ideologue.

He was just another mass shooter.

Wilayat Khurasan also released a video today, "You Won't Dream of Being Secure." In related news, Pieter Van Ostaeyen explains why Belgian has so many ISIS fighters in the new edition of the CTC Sentinel (West Point's Combating Terrorism Center.)

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    It seems (none / 0) (#1)
    by Abdul Abulbul Amir on Sun Jun 19, 2016 at 09:10:02 PM EST
    that A.G. Lynch is following your advise and removing Mateen's statements of fealty to ISIS from the transcripts of his conversations with the negotiators.  

    What's the over/under (none / 0) (#14)
    by ragebot on Mon Jun 20, 2016 at 01:01:32 PM EST
    on how many weeks/days before the original recordings and transcripts are leaked?

    Woops (5.00 / 1) (#15)
    by ragebot on Mon Jun 20, 2016 at 02:52:19 PM EST
    The true horror of that attack... (none / 0) (#2)
    by Abdul Abulbul Amir on Sun Jun 19, 2016 at 09:18:33 PM EST
    NPR (none / 0) (#3)
    by The Addams Family on Sun Jun 19, 2016 at 11:18:21 PM EST
    propaganda works

    that is why NPR is government-funded

    people here understood that during the Bush administration, when "NPR" was said to stand for "Nice Polite Republicans"

    Among the Trump crazy (none / 0) (#4)
    by CaptHowdy on Mon Jun 20, 2016 at 07:40:56 AM EST
    This weekend was a call to start profiling and for people to wear guns on "waist and ankle" when they go to nightclubs to get hammered.   A policy position even NRA Wayne felt the need to denounce the same weekend.

    I think it is perfectly safe (5.00 / 2) (#13)
    by KeysDan on Mon Jun 20, 2016 at 11:09:29 AM EST
    to drink and shoot a gun....Dick Cheney.  Not convinced...Harry Whittington.

    Interesting (none / 0) (#5)
    by CaptHowdy on Mon Jun 20, 2016 at 07:52:02 AM EST
    After being hammered by media this mornng (morning Joe) for crazy even the NRA can't get behind  Donald is up early tweeting that when he said this he was obviously talking about more guards with guns.

    It was not obvious if the NRA felt the need to speak about it publicly


    You decide (none / 0) (#6)
    by CaptHowdy on Mon Jun 20, 2016 at 07:56:29 AM EST
    The concealed carry law (none / 0) (#7)
    by Abdul Abulbul Amir on Mon Jun 20, 2016 at 08:09:49 AM EST
    in Minnesota makes a lot of sense. Yes, you can carry in a place that serves alcohol.  However, if you carry your blood alcohol must be below 0.04%.

    How has it worked out?  Gunfights in bars, no.  Applebee's as the OK corral, no.

    Whatever you think of patrons of bars carrying, there seems to be no legit reason to prohibit the non drinking staff.  


    So, everyone carrying takes (5.00 / 1) (#9)
    by Militarytracy on Mon Jun 20, 2016 at 08:52:34 AM EST
    A breathalyzer test every 30 mins at the bar, and if their blood alcohol exceeds the limit...then who takes the gun?

    I tended bar a lot in my early 20's and never had access to a gun. Never wanted it either. Once the entire bar split down the middle and began to brawl. I hollered for everyone to knock it off in my scariest voice. From within the swarm and swinging fists someone shouted,"Shutup B*tch!"

    I dialed 911, crawled under the bar sink, and nobody died.


    Well no (none / 0) (#16)
    by Abdul Abulbul Amir on Mon Jun 20, 2016 at 03:57:48 PM EST
    Usually it's the designated driver that carries in a group. Likewise the non-drinking employees of the place sometimes carry as well.

    You may be unaware, but not everyone that goes into Applebee's is going to have a drink.


    Is it possible you really think (5.00 / 1) (#17)
    by CaptHowdy on Mon Jun 20, 2016 at 04:10:11 PM EST
    That everyone, or even most people, designate a driver?

    Apparently the law only applies to Applebees (5.00 / 1) (#18)
    by jondee on Mon Jun 20, 2016 at 05:07:13 PM EST
    Seriously, this is just what the world needs: A paranoid gun nut who is now drunk on top of everything else and about to have his gun taken from him further exacerbating his "they're takin' away all our guns" paranoia..

    Yeah, it's going to be a blast (none / 0) (#21)
    by Militarytracy on Tue Jun 21, 2016 at 07:25:32 AM EST
    Literally a blast. We all know how fun it is getting someone intoxicated to give you their keys. It'll be great fun when it's now keys and gun.

    I'm not working that negotiation. Throwing down the bar towel, "I quit!" This is all just nuts now.


    OH yeah (none / 0) (#8)
    by CaptHowdy on Mon Jun 20, 2016 at 08:12:10 AM EST
    A lot of sense

    Nucking Futz (none / 0) (#10)
    by Militarytracy on Mon Jun 20, 2016 at 08:53:00 AM EST
    I missed the part (none / 0) (#19)
    by Redbrow on Mon Jun 20, 2016 at 10:16:18 PM EST
    Where Trump said anything about them getting hammered.

    Do you have a link or did you make that part up?

    People go to bars with keys to giant metal death machines that kill more people than guns.

    Responsible people don't drink amd drive or drink and shoot.

    Do you propose we ban all designated drivers from bars too?


    Cool (none / 0) (#23)
    by CaptHowdy on Tue Jun 21, 2016 at 07:54:58 AM EST
    Another person who believes people who drink don't get hammered and people who get hammered don't drive.    What a boring life you must have if you actually believe this.  ( which btw I don't believe for a second )

    If you wonder who the people are (none / 0) (#24)
    by CaptHowdy on Tue Jun 21, 2016 at 08:04:06 AM EST
    Who are whacked enough to defend an idea even the NRA finds indefensible, well, now you know!



    Do the elite (none / 0) (#26)
    by Redbrow on Tue Jun 21, 2016 at 01:53:28 PM EST
    Politicians, celeberties and wealthy ruling class disarm their bodyguards whenever they have a drink or enter an establishmnet that serves alcohol?

    Then neither should we the people.


    is that supposed to be (none / 0) (#27)
    by CaptHowdy on Tue Jun 21, 2016 at 01:55:54 PM EST
    a joke?  

    They (none / 0) (#28)
    by FlJoe on Tue Jun 21, 2016 at 06:12:56 PM EST
    better hope they don't hire them from G4S. Anyway who gives a fk about the elite, if we have sunk low enough that the average citizen needs armed escort just to go clubbing we are truly living in a failed state.

    All the 2nd Amendment crowd is doing (none / 0) (#11)
    by jondee on Mon Jun 20, 2016 at 09:06:22 AM EST
    with their irresponsible unbending extremism and paranoia is planting the seeds of their own eventual marginalization.

    Unfortunately it'll take a few more horrific mass shootings before a national rein-in-the-yokels mass  movement gathers significant momentum, but it'll happen eventually.

    And at that point, the Lapierres, Larry Pratts and Ted Nugents of the world will no one to blame but themselves -- not that they've ever shown any signs of being capable of self-reflection.

    I think you are right (none / 0) (#12)
    by ruffian on Mon Jun 20, 2016 at 10:13:24 AM EST
    This does seem to be some kind of a tipping point, due mostly to Trump insanity being in the mix, but unfortunately it will take more lives lost to complete the marginalization.

    Me too. (none / 0) (#25)
    by CaptHowdy on Tue Jun 21, 2016 at 08:05:48 AM EST
    Smart democrats are going to use these votes to beat republicans in Nov.  literally and figuratively

    It is intesting to note (none / 0) (#20)
    by Redbrow on Mon Jun 20, 2016 at 10:23:49 PM EST
    That not a single mention of gays was made by the islamic terrorist during his attack.

    He made multiple mentions of isis, islam amd revenge for bombing  "his country" before and during his attack but not a single anti-gay word or social media post.

    What more proof do you need that his primary goal was islamic terrorism in the name of islam/isis?

    He is no more a lone wolf than palestinian individuals commiting islamic terrorist knife attacks in reponse to the call for the knife intifada by muslim leaders.

    I dunno (5.00 / 1) (#22)
    by Militarytracy on Tue Jun 21, 2016 at 07:27:32 AM EST
    All those gay dating apps and religious shame about who he was?

    you are so completely wrong (5.00 / 1) (#29)
    by ruffian on Wed Jun 22, 2016 at 10:26:29 PM EST
    He spoke with his gun. He killed lord knows how many gay people before he even said a word.