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Government Lawyers: “Tear Up Texas” Text from Undercover FBI Agent to Jihadi Who Attacked AFDI Garland Event Was “Innocuous”

In new court filings in a case related to the 2015 attack on a “Draw Muhammad” event in Garland, Texas, the government is now saying that a text message to “Tear Up Texas” sent from an undercover FBI agent to one of the terrorists who ultimately carried out the attack was “innocuous.”

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Undercover FBI agent who egged on Garland jihadis to testify in disguise in third Garland jihad suspect’s trial

In addition to being in close to the exhibit around the time of the attack, the undercover agent was in communication with Simpson before Simpson and Soofi opened fire, filings show. An FBI affidavit filed in support of Hendricks’ arrest in August 2016 noted that the agent, while talking to Simpson, told him to “tear up Texas” more than a week prior to the Garland art exhibit shooting.

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