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Was the Las Vegas Shooting ISIS Terrorism?

Written by Joe Scudder

The Islamic State claims that the shooter was a recent convert to Islam and a soldier, making the attack ISIS terrorism.

Usually, when a shooter is revealed to have an American or European name, and to be of European descent, news readers assume the attack is not ISIS terrorism. But Islam is a religion, not a race. And the mind-boggling decision to plan and carry out mass murder is no more strange than a decision to convert to Islam and then carry out the shooting. So, the fact that ISIS claimed credit for the largest mass shooting in U.S. history must be taken seriously.

Reuters reports, “Islamic state claims Las Vegas shooting, says attacker recent convert to Islam.” The brief report quotes the ISIS news agency:

“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.”

Read the entire Reuters report.

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About the author

Joe Scudder

Joe Scudder is the "nom de plume" (or "nom de guerre") of a fifty-ish-year-old writer and stroke survivor. He lives in St Louis with his wife and still-at-home children. He has been a freelance writer and occasional political activist since the early nineties. He describes his politics as Tolkienesque.

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