Published On: Wed, Oct 4th, 2017

ISIS Las Vegas Shooting Claim Of Stephen Paddock Link May Be Real, Two Terrorism Experts Say — Here’s Why

Terrorism Experts Say ISIS Las Vegas Shooting Claim Of Stephen Paddock Connection May Be For Real — Here's Why

In the immediate aftermath of the horrific Las Vegas mass shooting Sunday night, the terrorist group ISIS was quick to claim responsibility for the attack, and United States law enforcement officials were just as quick to dismiss the ISIS claims as false. Most terrorism experts agreed with law enforcement, saying that the massacre carried out by a 64-year-old multimillionaire retiree named Stephen Paddock matched few, if any, of the usual ISIS attack trademarks.

But on Wednesday, two top terrorism experts broke with the consensus of their colleagues, penning an article for the online news site Daily Maverick making a case that “the Islamic State in some way knew Stephen Paddock,” and that the ISIS claim to be connected to the Las Vegas attack which killed 58 and wounded more nearly 530 “can’t be ignored.”

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ISIS Las Vegas Shooting Claim Of Stephen Paddock Link May Be Real, Two Terrorism Experts Say — Here’s Why