At least half of an apocryphal story known as the Ascension of Isaiah can be attributed to Christian editors.
The Daily Beast has removed the paragraph and attributed the phrase, and regrets the error.
Some local media also attributed claims of responsibility to Sinai-based militant group Ansar Beit Al-Maqdis.
late 14c., "assign, bestow," from Latin attributus, past participle of attribuere "assign to, add, bestow;" figuratively "to attribute, ascribe, impute," from ad- "to" + tribuere "assign, give, bestow" (see tribute). Related: Attributed; attributing.
"quality ascribed to someone," late 14c., from Latin attributum "anything attributed," noun use of neuter of attributus (see attribute (v.)). Distinguished from the verb by pronunciation.