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UPDATE: ISIS ‘claims responsibility’ in Texas attack after opening fire outside prophet Muhammad ‘cartoon’ show

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UPDATE:

  • ISIS ‘claims responsibility’ in attack on anti-Islam art contest near Dallas.
  • The American Freedom Defense Initiative event offered a $10, 000 prize for the best caricature of the prophet

Texas police shot dead two gunmen who opened fire on Sunday outside an exhibit of caricatures of the Prophet Mohammad that was organized by an anti-Islamic group and billed as a free-speech event. The shooting in a Dallas suburb was an echo of past attacks or threats in other Western countries against art depicting the Prophet Mohammad. In January, gunmen killed 12 people in the Paris offices of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in revenge for its cartoons. Sunday’s attack took place shortly before 7 p.m. in a parking lot of the Curtis Culwell Center, an indoor arena in the suburb of Garland, northeast of Dallas… [READ MORE]

 

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By Mike Stone and Lisa Maria Garza GARLAND, Texas

Reuters

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