ISIS IN NORTH AMERICA
Lone suspect dead after anti-terror operation in Ontario town
August 11, 2016 — The National Post reports: “A suspect whom police feared planned to set off a bomb in a major Canadian city was killed Wednesday by police in a Strathroy home.
More details about what the RCMP describe as a ‘potential terrorism threat’ and a possible link to a heavy police presence in a northwest London neighbourhood are expected to be revealed at a news conference Thursday.
The suspect was identified as Aaron Driver. He was originally from Winnipeg and in his mid-20s. A supporter of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, he was the subject of a peace bond after he was detained by RCMP in Winnipeg in June 2015.
The bond stated there are ‘reasonable grounds to fear that he may participate, contribute directly or indirectly in the activity of a terrorist group.’
Driver was living in Strathroy, a community of about 20,000 about 40 kilometres west of London.
Driver had detonated a device that injured him and another person, his family said. He had another device that he was going to detonate, which is why police shot him…” (Numbers 32:23 “…be sure your sin will find you out.” See the next two reports.)
ISIS: Canadian terror suspect was our ‘soldier’
August 12, 2016 — Israel National News reports: “Canadian terror suspect Aaron Driver was a ‘soldier’ of the Islamic State (ISIS) jihadist group, the Amaq news agency affiliated with the organization said Thursday, according to Reuters.
Driver was killed during a Canadian police raid at his home in Strathroy, Ontario on Wednesday.
‘The executor of the attack targeting police in Canada was a soldier of the Islamic State and carried out the operation in response to calls to target coalition countries,’ Amaq said, according to Reuters.
Police in Ontario said Driver was in the final stages of planning an attack on a major urban center when they raided his home and killed him…”
‘Our wolves will come to you’: ISIL ramps up anti-Canada propaganda after Ontario terror incident
August 18, 2016 — The National Post reports: “An image circulated by an ISIL propaganda outfit on Wednesday showed Toronto burning while a terrorist watched from nearby mountains, a wolf at his side. ‘Our wolves will come to you,’ it read.
As expected, ISIL has ramped up its propaganda campaign against Canada following last week’s police killing of Aaron Driver, an ISIL supporter in Strathroy, Ont. who was allegedly in the final stages of planning a bomb attack.
Attempting to capitalize on the incident, the pro-ISIL al-Wa’d Foundation released two posters on its Telegram channel on Wednesday, including the one showing an apocalyptic Toronto, according to the SITE Intelligence Group.
‘O worshippers of the cross in Canada, now fighting came, our wolves will come to you from where you will not know so you won’t enjoy life,’ it read. The second poster showed a terrorist walking through a destroyed Toronto street.
U.S. churches warned of ‘lone wolf’ terror threat
September 2, 2016 — ChristianToday.com reports: “US churches are being told to arm themselves in preparation for potential terror attacks, following rising threat levels in the UK and growing fears that churches could be targeted.
Chuck Chadwick of the National Organisation of Church Security & Safety Management warned US churches to be vigilant. ‘What we over here can expect is the lone wolf attack,’ he said, ‘[and] it looks like bombing is becoming popular again’.
Speaking to One News Now, Chadwick suggested that the solution is armed security. ‘Having a person who is armed and can respond in deadly force may be an option’ he said, adding that churches of all sizes should be ready. ‘If it does happen, we’re prepared; if it doesn’t happen, all glory to God.’
Chadwick’s organisation, which is based in Texas, specialises in church security and safety; its ‘Gatekeeper’ programme has put hundreds of armed security officers in churches across the state.
The call to arms follows reports that Dabiq, ISIS’s online propaganda and recruitment magazine, called for radicals to target western churches…” (Jesus said in Luke 22:36: “…he that hath no sword, let him sell his garment, [clothes] and buy one.” Why? “…he that killeth any man shall surely be put to death” – Leviticus 24:17. See the next report.)
American Authorities Fear Terror Networks Already in U.S.
August 7, 2016 — Voice of America News reports: “After years of undercover work, the U.S. is starting to pull back the veil on what appear to be loose-knit, perhaps deeply rooted networks of would-be terrorists who support each other even as many prepare to act alone.
Heightening the concern, these complex webs of connections and support seem to span several years and often cut across the ideological lines that delineate one terror group from another.
‘Increasingly, the FBI’s had a lot of these,’ according to a law enforcement official familiar with one of the more recent cases. ‘I think it is going on nationally.’
The official, speaking to VOA on condition of anonymity, also said it was clear that ‘a lot of this predated ISIL,’ using an acronym for the Islamic State terror group…”