by Ruby Henley
I have believed from the beginning that Stephen Paddock was an Muslim convert, who committed this heinous Las Vegas massacre in the name of ISIS. It appears I am correct. Imagine that. Snopes and Media Matters are debunking that claim this morning, and I think they will be proven wrong very soon.
A former Massachusetts Trump campaign official James Brower posted a series of tweets last night claiming he was leaked information about Paddock being inspired by ISIS to carry out the mass shooting.
QUOTE: “I’m being told the video basically speaks about a network, they wouldn’t tell me directly if it was ISIS but they threw little hints that it was,” Brower told Infowars.
“The reason the video more than likely is never released is because they believe it will trigger the “cells” he speaks of,” according to Brower.
“There should be a statement on motive soon,” he added, “They believe he was inspired by ISIS.”
He also claims that there was a second person who helped Paddock plot the attack that the gunman was seen with three days prior to the massacre. This individual left before the shooting began, according to Brower. Hotel receipts suggest that Paddock was with another person days before the shooting.
Authorities have now acknowledged that Paddock had “help” and originally planned to escape and carry out other atrocities. His car contained fertilizer that could be used to make explosives and 50 pounds of the explosive substance Tannerite, clearly suggesting he was planning a car bombing.
Brower claims the source leaking his information is an individual within the Trump cabinet. The former Trump campaign official did previously release information about Paul Manafort being wiretapped before it became public.
Brower also claims that Paddock’s digital profile “showed he researched many of the massacres committed by IS lately in Europe.”
However, Fox News reports that after “Analyzing Paddock’s computer, cellphone and other electronic devices, investigators have found no obvious ideological motive, no clear connection to extremists or activist groups or outward display of mental illness.”
It is important to emphasize that Infowars does not endorse the veracity of Brower’s claims and they conflict with what officials investigating the case have revealed.
However, it’s important to add that Sheriff Joe Lombardo did acknowledge that the shooter may have been “radicalized” and that he may have had an accomplice who helped organize the plot.
As Infowars reported on Monday, sources linked to the investigation said that the massacre was likely a terrorist attack with links to the Middle East.
In addition, after ISIS released the latest issue of their newsletter, which showed a picture of the Mandalay Bay drenched in blood, New York Times correspondent Rukmini Callimachi noted that the terror group’s claim of responsibility may not have been false.
Callimachi goes on to point out that “ISIS has rarely claimed attacks that were not by either their members or sympathizers” and that “In their chatrooms, they are claiming that the West and the media is leading a cover-up in order to hide the “martyrdom” of their brother.”
“This group has been more right than its been wrong,” she states, before asking that Paddock’s family be asked if he had converted to Islam. END OF QUOTE
The Islamic State continued insisting that they have a connection to Sunday night’s massacre in Las Vegas with the publication of an infographic about the crime filling the second page of their 16-page weekly newsletter.
— Rita Katz (@Rita_Katz) October 5, 2017
ISIS Weekly News Report Describes Stephen Paddock’s Murderous Attack and Islamic Conversion. The below image is taken from an ISIS linked Twitter page in which they are taking credit for the Las Vegas attack. It has been made public by The Gateway Pundit, who is supporting the theory that Stephen Paddock did indeed convert to Islam six months prior to the Las Vegas attack.
IS Features Infographic on Las Vegas Attack in Naba 100 t.co/WHaCgoi5DD
— SITE Intel Group (@siteintelgroup) October 5, 2017
What does ISIS have to lose if it is, in fact, lying about the Las Vegas attack? Believe it or not, it has its credibility to lose with its followers. ISIS is taking some massive blows by the President Trump, and they really need a win right now. They claim this win is the Las Vega attack. If they claim credit for this attack, and that turned out to be not true, that could be a lie which could destroy their reputation among their followers.
ISIS put this statement out immediately following the attack. Some are saying they actually was putting it out before the attack was completed. QUOTE
“…responding to the call of the Emir of the Believers Sheikh Abu Bakr al-Husseini al-Qurashi al-Baghdadi – may Allah preserve him – to target the countries of the crusader coalition, and after precise monitoring of gatherings of the Crusaders in the American city of Las Vegas, one of the soldiers of the Caliphate (Abu Abdul Barr al-Amriki) – may Allah accept him – equipped with a machine gun and diverse ammunition in a hotel overlooking a music venue, was able to open fire on their crowds, inflicting among them 600 killed and wounded. That, until he exhausted his ammunition and dismounted [his horse] as a martyr”
Monday morning, ISIS’ ‘Amaq News Agency reported on one of its accounts that that Paddock was a “soldier” with the group. When my staff and I first saw the post, we hesitated, asking each other if ISIS’ account had been hacked. But as other ISIS channels, began posting the message, it was clear that this claim was coming from the group, so we reported on it.
Less than 10 minutes later, ‘Amaq issued a follow-up message—a rarity for the media agency—appearing to address the widespread skepticism of its claim by stating that the attacker “had converted to Islam several months ago.”
There was a woman who warned the crowd an hour before the concert began…telling them they were going to die. Authorities now think she was the second person, who ate with Paddock that night in his room.
They know that Paddock was not alone that night, due to the receipt.
Authorities are not slowly admitting Paddock could be radicalized.
Lt. Tony Shaffer is now saying Paddock most likely committed the crime due to the fact he was radicalized and targeted the venue which Conservatives chose to attend.
Former CIA trained operative Lt. Col. Tony Shaffer went on with Martha MacCallum Tuesday night on FOX News.
Shaffer said the Vegas massacre is shaping up to be a deliberate act of terror by a killer who was politically motivated.
Lt. Col. Tony Shaffer: I think it’s shaping up to be a very deliberate act of terror. This is beyond dispute. The question becomes motive. Everybody seems to be searching for a motive. I would argue most of the clues of motive is right in front of us… It was a politically selected target… This is the perception base on information. The perception was going to be a lot of pro-gun folks there, Trump supporters at this concert. So therefore, I believe the perception was, by the shooter, by Paddock, this was a legitimate target of political expression. Martha this may be something people don’t like to understand but the very reason that Hodgkinson did what he did, and I believe Paddock did what he did, because the left has now encouraged the use of violence as an extension and use of political speech.
The mainstream news media can debunk what we are saying all the want, but in the end the truth will prevail.
Stephen Paddock was a lifelong gun collector, an anti-Trumper who target the venue of the Country-western concert, and a convert to ISIS. This is my bottom line, and I do not intend to change it.