Do you recall the Islamic Terrorist attack at the ‘Draw Mohammed’ cartoon even in Texas a couple of years ago? Some new facts are coming to light that aren’t sitting well with a senator in D.C.
Two men who opened fire outside a contest for Prophet Mohammed cartoons in a Dallas suburb were shot dead by police Sunday night, authorities said.
The men drove up to the Culwell Event Center in North Garland, got out of their car and began shooting just as the “Muhammad Art Exhibit and Cartoon Contest” inside was coming to an end, Garland police spokesman Joe Harn said.
An unarmed security guard was shot in the leg. He was later treated and released from a hospital.
Police who were helping with security at the event fired back, killing both gunmen.
Investigation. There was an investigation into the backgrounds of each of the shooters and it was discovered they were not only aligned with ISIS but were in the sights, literally, of the FBI and working with an FBI informant.
Why is this coming up now? Apparently, the FBI hadn’t informed the Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee just how involved the FBI was with these two Islamic terrorists. As reported by Fox News:
A powerful U.S. senator has launched an investigation into whether the FBI knew about a planned attack by ISIS-inspired terrorists at an anti-Muslim cartoon show in the Dallas area and did nothing to stop it — and also misled the lawmaker about circumstances of the 2015 attack.
Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wisc., chairman of the Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee, said he learned from a recent national media report that the FBI was tailing the two terrorists, Elton Simpson, 31, and Nadir Soofi, 34, and an agent was just steps away when the pair jumped from their car and began shooting at police guarding the “Draw Mohammad” event at the Curtis Culwell Center in the Dallas suburb of Garland, Texas.
Why is this important? It’s important because the FBI, according to affidavits, knew about the attack ahead of time. Rather than stop the attack before it happened, the FBI trailed the pair of Islamic terrorists and stopped them before they actually killed anyone, although one security guard was injured.
The affidavit reveals the FBI was aware on May 2, the day before the attack, that Soofi and Simpson were headed to Garland to attend the Draw the Prophet Muhammad Event.
According to the criminal complaint, Hendricks directed the FBI informant to join them there, and allegedly said: “If you see that pig (meaning the organizer of the contest) make your ‘voice’ heard against her.
According to reports, the FBI did warn the police a few hours before the attack.
The investigation continues. Senator Ron Johnson is continuing the investigation, partially because he wants to review procedures by the FBI in order to change them if they could prevent something like this from happening again in the future.
“We’ve been trying to have oversight on all of these terrorist attacks in the United States, so we can do an after-action report to see if some of the FBI procedures should be changed so we can prevent these things from happening in the future,” Johnson said.
It’s a more than a bit disturbing that the ‘good guys with guns’ are allowing things like this to happen when they could stop them ahead of time. Granted, catching the terrorists in the act prompts more hardcore action than trying them in a court of law, but there could have been more Americans injured or lives lost.