ISIS Doubles Down On Vegas Attack Responsibility After FBI Denial — Warn Those Who Reject Claim Will “Regret” It

In a bizarre turn of events, the Islamic State is claiming Las Vegas shooting suspect Stephen Paddock carried out the attack on behalf of the terror group. ISIS claims Paddock  ‘converted to Islam months ago.’

According to terrorism analyst Rita Katz, ISIS appears to be “doubling down on its claim,” as the perpetrators of the attack.

Daily Mail UK reports:

ISIS has has claimed responsibility the mass shooting in Las Vegas where 50 people were killed and more than 406 wounded, and said the attacker had converted to Islam a few months ago.

The shooter was 64-year-old Stephen Craig Paddock, a resident of nearby Mesquite, Nevada, who opened fire on the festival taking place at Las Vegas Village from a room across the street in the Mandalay Bay Hotel at 10:08pm.

“The Las Vegas attack was carried out by a soldier of the Islamic State and he carried it out in response to calls to target states of the coalition,” the group’s news agency Amaq said in reference to the U.S.-led coalition fighting the group in the Middle East.

“The Las Vegas attacker converted to Islam a few months ago,” Amaq added.

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The “doubling down,” comes amid the FBI denying any international terror involvement in the shooting.

Daily Beast reports:

The Federal Bureau of Investigations on Monday announced that they’ve discovered no connections between suspected Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock and the Islamic State. “We have determined to this point no connection with the international terrorist group,” said the FBI special agent in charge of the Las Vegas investigation. “We will continue to work with our partners to ensure that this is factually, thoroughly, and absolutely investigated to be able to bring comfort and peace back to this community.” Without providing even a shred of evidence, ISIS claimed responsibility for Sunday night’s mass shooting in Las Vegas that killed at least 50 people and injured hundreds of others.

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