From the BBC
IS’s claim of responsibility for the Las Vegas attack is very unusual in that the perpetrator’s profile does not fit that of supporters or “soldiers” that the group has claimed in the past.
Unlike the mainly young men in previous claims of attacks in the West, the suspect is a 64-year-old white man, identified as Stephen Paddock.
Police say Mr Paddock killed himself as officers stormed his hotel room. If true, his suicide would be deemed wholly “un-Islamic”.
Jihadist suicides involve the assailant blowing himself up in order to kill those around him.
Mr Paddock’s anomalous background was not lost on IS, who rushed to explain that he had “converted to Islam a few months ago”.
But the jihadist group has yet to offer any evidence to support this assertion, just as with many similar attacks in the West that the group has claimed seemingly opportunistically.
It does sound like some IS bullshit, the silly fuckers. The suicide aspect is interesting as initial reports were that the police had shot him which they later changed to he had committed suiicde by the time they got into the room. There’s one for the conspiracy theorists.
anyway, I’d be surprised if that figure of 58 doesn’t increase given how many are in hospital. What a fucking bonkers and depressing world it is.