ISIS Claims Stephen Paddock Was 'Soldier' Who Converted To Islam Months Ago: Were Trump Supporters Targeted?

Paula Mooney

The Amaq News Agency has released a photo of ISIS claiming responsibility for the horrific mass shooting in Las Vegas, with the Islamic State group calling Stephen Paddock a "soldier" who allegedly converted to Islam months ago. As reported by the Inquisitr, a bunch of theories about Paddock have already emerged, with claims that Paddock had anti-Trump statements on Facebook. However, those theories have not been proven -- and the only thing that has emerged is that Paddock once settled a lawsuit he brought against a Las Vegas hotel in 2012.

Vincent Sager also spoke with CNN after posting a video to his Instagram page showing the shooting. Vincent described living through the horrific event and spoke about all the theories he has heard about whether or not Trump supporters were a factor or not. Sager noted that he is hearing many different theories about the shooting he survived.

It is not clear if 64-year-old Paddock actually had any kind of involvement with ISIS from his home in Mesquite, Nevada, or if Paddock's attack was really a "lone wolf" attack. President Trump, meanwhile, spoke about the mass shooting in Las Vegas, on Monday, from the White House. Trump said that he would visit Las Vegas on Wednesday, and he turned to Psalm 34:18 to offer comfort to the hurting in the wake of the shooting.

"The LORD is close to the brokenhearted; he rescues those whose spirits are crushed."