Saturday, June 27, 2015

Who Took Credit?

State: 'Too Soon To Tell' If ISIS Behind Bloody 3 Continent-Wide Attacks

By Barbara Boland, Jun. 26, 2015, Washington Examiner

The State Department could not confirm whether the Islamic State was behind bloody terrorist attacks that rocked three continents Friday, though the extremists themselves celebrated the attacks across Twitter.

Spokesperson John Kirby cited the newness of the attacks while explaining that the State Department cannot answer whether the terrorist group was involved or coordinated Friday's gruesome spate of attacks.

Islamic State supporters lacked the State Department's reticence, gleefully trumpeting the attacks with a hashtag celebrating "Bloody Friday," reported Vocativ. "This Friday is a holiday for the Muslims," one Islamic State supporter wrote.

"The harvest of the Caliphate to Friday, 9th of Ramada: Explosion in a mosque in Kuwait, explosion in a tourist hotel in Tunisia and attacking gas company in France," tweeted another Islamic State supporter. "The good tidings of Friday: Factory in France, hotel in Tunisia, mosque in Kuwait, battles in Kobane, conquests in Haksaka," read another tweet.

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