After the Garland Texas shooting at an event showing cartoon depictions of the Islamic prophet Mohammad, people were left wondering who the unidentified suspects of the act of terrorism were. New information regarding both of the Texas shooting suspects has been released thanks to private Twitter messages sent prior to the attack.
According to ABC News, Twitter messages sent by a man named Elton Simpson between March and April were intercepted by the FBI. The first message sent by the Texas shooting suspect came on March 14.
“Soon you won’t be able to live in America as a Muslim. The noose is tightening.”
Several more chilling messages alluding to the Garland Texas shooting were also uncovered, revealing the sinister plans of an American who had betrayed his country for religious extremism. A simple private message on April 10 read, “Time is short,” which most likely alludes to the nearing arrival of the Texas shooting date he and his accomplice had planned. The other Texas shooting suspect is a man named Nadir Soofi.
There is little doubt on what the intention was behind the Garland Texas shooting. The attack was in response to the “Draw the Prophet” art contest and an attempt to silence the free speech Americans exercise over religious dogma. One of Elton Simpson’s private Twitter messages directly referenced the Mohammad cartoon contest, accompanied by the words “When will they ever learn?”
As the Inquisitr previously reported, the Islamic extremist group ISIS took full responsibility for the shooting and issued a warning of future attacks. Another Twitter message from the Texas shooting suspect revealed his intentions to leave the country to join ISIS overseas in Syria.
“Bring your passport. If you have $4,000, that’s enough to travel with,” said a message sent on April 10.
However, Simpson’s travel plans didn’t play out the way he expected. The FBI arrested several others in Minneapolis and San Diego who Simpson was planning to take with him to join ISIS.
According to CBS, a previous conversation involving Simpson from 2009 was recorded in court documents. The suspect was quoted as saying, “It’s time to go to Somalia, brother,” and “We gonna make it to the battlefield… it’s time to roll.”
Both Simpson and Soofi were killed during the Texas shooting by quick responding law enforcement officials, without having successfully taken any lives with them. Local police reported that both suspects were armed with assault rifles and body armor, but were still quickly killed by a traffic police officer with a service pistol.
The family members of the Texas shooting suspects were reportedly shocked to learn what Simpson and Soofi had done.
“My son made a bad choice,” said Dunston Simpson. “We are Americans and we believe in America. What my son did reflects very badly on my family.”
For more on ISIS, read about the recent photos that surfaced on the internet of a secluded ISIS training camp.