- The Washington Times - Thursday, December 3, 2015

Supporters of the Islamic State terrorist group took to social media on Wednesday night to celebrate the mass shooting in San Bernardino, California, but the terror group did not claim responsibility for the attack that left 14 people dead and 17 injured.

Islamic extremists shared praise for the gunmen in the attacks, tweeting chilling messages written in Arabic with the hashtag #America_burning, according to Vocativ.

“Three lions made us proud. They are still alive,” one Islamic State adherent tweeted after the shootings at Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino. “California streets are full with soldiers with heavy weapons. The United States is burning #America_Burning #Takbir.”

“God is great and he the one to be praised for that,” another supporter tweeted, according to Vocativ. “This is hell with god’s will.”

Another Islamic State supporter used the hashtag to taunt the U.S. saying, “Let America know a new era #California #America_Burning.”

Two gunmen, Syed Farook and Tashfeen Malik, opened fire at the social services center for the developmentally disabled. The couple was killed in a shootout with police.

The couple were devout Muslims. Officials have not yet declared whether or not the shooting has been considered an act of terrorism.

San Bernardino Police Chief Jarroud Burguan told reporters that the couple was in a romantic relationship and had an infant child.

Police were originally searching for one to three suspects in the shooting, but officials on Thursday said they were “pretty comfortable” saying that Farook and Malik were the only shooters involved.



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