Islamic State spokesman Abu Mohammad al-Adnani recently called on Muslims to “get prepared, be ready … to make it a month of calamity everywhere for nonbelievers…especially for the fighters and supporters of the caliphate in Europe and America.”
“Dem rep told Orlando shooter ‘made pledge of allegiance’ to ISIS,” by Rebecca Savransky, The Hill, June 12, 2016:
Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) said on Sunday that he was told the Orlando, Fla., nightclub shooting suspect pledged allegiance to the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS).
“What I’ve heard from the Department of Homeland Security this morning is that, according to local police, he made a pledge of allegiance to ISIL,” Schiff, the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, said on CNN, using an alternate acronym for ISIS.
“[He] was heard praying in a foreign language, and I don’t know if this was at some point during the course of the shooting, but that’s what I’m hearing, obviously second-hand, coming ultimately from local police.”
Schiff said the LGBT community is often a target of ISIS. The attack at the gay Orlando nightclub, which killed 50 people, occurred during LGBT Pride Month.
“We’ve seen horrific reports over the last couple of years of gruesome killings of gay and LGBT people in Syria and Iraq, thrown off the top of buildings.”
The circumstances surrounding the attack “are highly indicative of an ISIL-inspired attack,” he added.
“Whether this was ISIL-directed, we don’t know,” he added….