There is no indication that Chris Harper Mercer, who murdered thirteen people at Umpqua College, was acting on behalf of the Islamic State, or was even a Muslim at all. But that hasn’t stopped the Islamic State from claiming credit for his murders. After all, they want to “strike terror into the hearts of the enemies of Allah” (Qur’an 8:60), and one way they can do that is by appearing to be stronger than they are. And they must have loved the bit about how he singled out Christians, as they do.
“‘ISIS’ Claims Chris Mercer Harper [sic] Umpqua College Shooting,” by Sam Prince, Heavy,
Chris Harper Mercer. The tweet was sent out by @K_H_O00, but the account has since been suspended by Twitter for terrorist propaganda. A screen cap can be seen below:
The tweet screen cap lacks a time stamp but the phone screen cap states “4:07 p.m.” The tweet reads:
Again #Oregon #USA #WashingtonDC #IslamicState #ISIS #USA
A meme that states “Slay Americans” in front of a man being beheaded is also visible….
EDITORS NOTE: According to reliable sources Chris Harper Mercer went to Umpqua College to slaughter Christians. Mercer asked students if they were a Christian, if the student answered yes, Mercer shot them in the head. The Islamic State’s primary opponents are People of the Cross, Christians. This appears to be a case of the enemy of my enemy is my friend.