Days after the Islamic State claimed responsibility for the foiled terror attack at the Prophet Mohammad cartoon contest in Texas, the radical group warned of more attacks in the United States in the next six months. In a statement released by Isis on social media, the group said its "71 soldiers", based in 15 US states, will carry out more such attacks.
The Sunni militant group said: "The attack by the Islamic State in America is only the beginning of our efforts to establish a wiliyah in the heart of our enemy."
The statement further revealed that the target of the "two Al Khilafa soldiers", who opened fire outside the event in Garland on Sunday, was the "swine" Pamela Geller.
"The attack by the Islamic State in America is only the beginning of our efforts to establish a wiliyah in the heart of our enemy. Our aim was the khanzeer(swine) Pamela Geller and to show her that we don't care what land she hides in or what sky shields her; we will send all our Lions to achieve her slaughter. This will heal the hearts of our brothers and disperse the ones behind her," Isis said in the release published on Tuesday evening.
The radical Islamist group, which has been behind several terror attacks in Europe, stated that the Lions of the Islamic State will slaughter Pamela Geller and all those who support her.
"We have been watching closely who was present at this event and the shooter of our brothers. We knew that the target was protected. Our intention was to show how easy we give our lives for the Sake of Allah," the terrorist group stated.
Isis even claimed that it has 71 trained fighters inside the United States, located in 15 states, including Virginia, Maryland, Illinois, California, and Michigan.
"Out of the 71 trained soldiers 23 have signed up for missions like Sunday, We are increasing in number...The disbelievers who shot our brothers think that you killed someone untrained, nay, they gave you their bodies in plain view because we were watching," the release read.
The statement concluded on the note that in the next six months, more such terror attacks will be carried out in the United States.
This announcement came soon after the group claimed responsibility for the Texas shooting, wherein gunmen Elton Simpson and Nadir Soofi wounded a security guard before police killed them.
White House spokesman Josh Earnest described the shooting at the "Draw the Prophet" event as "an attempted terrorist act (that) was foiled".