via CBS News.
An ISIS-run news agency claims the man who stabbed and wounded eight people at a mall in Minnesota before being shot dead by an off-duty police officer was a “soldier of the Islamic State.”Remember the "other" mass casualty event that happened in the heartland that NO ONE is talking about? Where one person heard "Allah eats snack bars" while a madman decided he wanted to knife innocent people?
The ISIS-run Rasd news agency reported the claim on Sunday, saying the attacker had heeded calls from the extremist group for attacks in countries that are part of a U.S.-led anti-ISIS coalition.
It was not immediately clear if the extremist group had planned the attack or even knew about it beforehand. ISIS has encouraged so-called “lone wolf” attacks. It has also claimed past attacks that are not believed to have been planned by its central leadership.
St. Cloud Police Chief Blair Anderson said the attacker, who has yet to be identified, was wearing a security uniform and was armed with a knife, reports CBS Minnesota. Anderson said the attacker made at least one reference to Allah and asked a victim if they were Muslim.
Police say they are not ready to call the attack an act of terrorism.
“We will be diligent and get to the bottom of this,” Anderson said. “We will be transparent.”
All eight victims from Saturday’s attack were treated at a hospital for wounds that weren’t life-threatening and all but one were later released.
Well ISIS is claiming responsibility and mainstream news is downplaying it because it would adversely affect Hillary's campaign.
All that's irrelevant. What is relevant is that terrorism is now backed into the fabric of American life. Whether homegrown or foreign...whether motivated by criminal behavior or ideology...you must be physically and mentally prepared to protect you and yours.
Police will try. Citizens that still have their heads on straight will try. But in the end its up to each person to be prepared to do the hard thing.