The FBI said Monday there is "no connection" between global terrorist groups and the gunman who killed 59 people and injured at least 527 more in Las Vegas Sunday night, pushing back on the Islamic State's claim that it had directed the deadly attack.
Abu Baker al-Maqdisi, a senior jihadist associated with the terrorist organization, told Breitbart Jerusalem that mass murderer Stephen Paddock was recruited by ISIS when he converted to Islam several months ago. It turned out to be a botched robbery by a heavily indebted Filipino gambling addict.
At least 58 people have been killed and more than 500 wounded in the deadliest mass shooting ever in American history.
At least 59 people were killed and almost 530 others wounded when Stephen Paddock allegedly opened fire on a country music concert in Las Vegas from a nearby hotel high-rise.
Experts say the recent false claims are a reflection of the group's desperation to project strength and remain in the news as something other than a terrorist group on the wane. The group later released Spanish language versions of these statements. Unfortunately, web surfers were learning and spreading false information about the worst mass shooting in the modern US history. In the past, ISIS has spuriously asserted attacks were carried out on its behalf.
Isis was also linked to a vehicle and knife attack in Edmonton, Canada, where a police officer found a flag used by the group in the perpetrator's auto.
"More likely, ISIS's supporters will believe what the group says and not what is proven beyond a doubt by the Western media", Clarke added.
He also revealed their father was once wanted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation for robbing banks.
Before Sunday, the deadliest mass shooting in modern USA history took place in June 2016, when a gunman who professed support for Muslim extremist groups opened fire at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, killing 49 people.
According to Bloomberg, the last historical mass shooting in the US before the tragic event that took place on Sunday, happened at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, in June 2016.
As The Atlantic reports: "A false claim of credit in Las Vegas will effectively shred the Islamic State's news agency's credibility".
The shooter, Omar Mateen, had pledged allegiance to Isis and it claimed the attack.