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Revealed: The British Jihadi Fighting for ISIS in Syria Who ‘Helped’ Texas Muhammed Cartoon Gunmen

The two gunmen who carried out ISIS' first terror attack on American soil are feared to have been helped by a Syria-based British jihadi who was once jailed for stealing Tony Blair's personal details.

Just hours before the shooting in Garland, Texas took place, a Twitter account understood to belong to gunman Elton Simpson, 31, demanded readers follow a second account controlled by a notorious ISIS fighter who uses the nom de guerre Abu Hussain al-Britani.

That man is known to be Junaid Hussain, 21 – a former computer hacker turned jihadi who joined ISIS after fleeing his home city of Birmingham in 2013.
And within minutes of the first bullets being fired and while details of the attack were still vague, Hussain posted messages praising the gunmen as Muslim 'brothers' and revealed their target had been a exhibition where artists were drawing pictures of the Prophet Mohammed.


Daveed Gartenstein-Ross 'a senior fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, an adjunct assistant professor in Georgetown University’s security studies program, this morning said: “The Garland attackers didn't receive training from ISIS. The interesting question is whether Junaid Hussain knew about the attack in advance.”

“ISIS' claim of responsibility for the Garland attack provides little new information. Simpson's loyalty to ISIS had already been clear,” he added.


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