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Texas Shooter Blamed U.S. Troops For Causing Baltimore Riots

Kerry Picket Political Reporter

Tweets from one of the Garland, Texas shooters, preserved by The Daily Caller, show the would-be killer promoting his fellow radicals and closely following the Baltimore riots.

Elton Simpson, one of the two men who was shot and killed by law enforcement Saturday after firing off rounds outside of a Muhammad art contest event in Garland, TX, had a stream of tweets that showed his interests spanned from the activities of the Islamic State to the NYPD officer who was recently shot in the face — that officer died Monday.

In one retweet, Simpson shared a statement from one of his associates, accusing U.S. troops of stoking the riots in Baltimore last week.

Jihadis blame U.S. troops for the unrest in Baltimore. (Screenshot)

Jihadis blame U.S. troops for the unrest in Baltimore. (Screenshot)

Simpson, whose Twitter account is now suspended, tweeted his anger over the May 3 event hosted by the Freedom Defense Initiative which included guest speaker Geert Wilders, a Dutch lawmaker who speaks out often against Islamists.

As reported by The Daily Caller, Simpson was being watched by the FBI since 2006.

The firefight with Simpson, a supporter of the Islamic State, and his accomplice led to only one law enforcement injury and no reported civilian injuries on the scene.

The video above is Simpson’s Twitter timeline that were available to the public up until late Sunday night. Below are a few highlights of that Twitter stream:

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