by Brian Hayes | Top Right News
ISIS extremists are celebrating the mass shooting in San Bernardino hours after the massacre, praising Three Lions — an apparent refrence to three shooters — and creating the hashtag #America_Burning as police hunted for as many as three shooters.
The chilling messages came amidst unconfirmed reports of a “Middle Eastern male” who may have been partially responsible for the carnage.
Vocativ discovered the ISIS posts on web forums where confirmed ISIS extremists frequently share information.
“Three lions made us proud. They are still alive,” one ISIS adherent tweeted after the shootings at Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino, but prior to the subsequent killing of two of the assailants — one male, one female — after their Black Yukon SUV was cornered, and a wild gunfight ensued.
After the Paris attacks, confirmed ISIS accounts praised “Lions” as well. But ISIS also took explicit credit for those attacks. They have not done so with San Bernadino.
“California streets are full with soldiers with heavy weapons. The Unites States is burning #America_Burning #Takbir” “God is great and he the one to be praised for that,” another supporter posted.
“This is hell with god’s will.” In reference to the shooting, another ISIS supporter posted on Twitter, “God is the greatest. May god spread fear in the homes of the Crusaders.”
There is as of this hour no official report on the identity of the shooters, one of whom is reportedly dead, and another on the run, according to San Bernadino Police Chief Jarrod Burguan.
However several reports from those listening to police scanner and one on the scene referenced “Middle Eastern males,” with one specific name popping up in at least 22 Tweets:
“Middle eastern male, beard, camo shorts and a headset..,”according to eyewitnesses.
“The San Diego Tribune reported:
Riverside police dispatchers have broadcast a general advisory that the suspects involved in the shootings in San Bernardino may have fled in a black GMC Yukon, heading northbound on Waterman Avenue, roughly 40 minutes ago.
The broadcast indicated there were unconfirmed reports the suspects were male and of Middle Eastern origin, “armed with AK-47s and wearing body armor.”
The broadcast was part of a region-wide alert issued by the San Bernardino Police Department.
UPDATE: REPORT CONFIRMED (7:02pm PT ): Law enforcement officials have identified “Syed Farook” as one of the suspected shooters who attacked a center for the disabled in San Bernardino, California, according to NBC News. (Farook photo supplied below)
UPDATE #2: Two assailants, Syed Farook, and his wife Tasheed Malik, were killed. Farook’s brother was also detained by the FBI, who has not given any details on his potential involvement. However none of this was known at the time of the ISIS tweets…giving more credence to the possibility that Farook was an agent of, or working with ISIS or a related organzation.
This is a developing story.