ANALYSIS: ISIS preparing for radioactive and biological attacks
December 10, 2018 — Israel National News reports: “A year after the ‘defeat’ of the Islamic State Jihadist organization the group is witnessing a revival, according to the U.S. Department of Defense.
The organization succeeded in maintaining a significant force of 30,000 armed terrorists who are in control of less than one percent of the territory of the self-proclaimed Caliphate in both Syria and Iraq, but it is ‘re-emerging as a guerilla force that is returning to its insurgent roots’ the Pentagon warns.
This weekend, ISIS terrorists in eastern Syria managed to stave off an offensive by the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) against the town of Hajin, the group’s last stronghold in the eastern Syrian desert near Deir Ez-Zur and re-capture parts of the town.
The SDF offensive against ISIS’ last strongholds in eastern Syria has been going on for three months and has caused most of the civilian population of Hajin to flee via safe passage corridors created by the Kurdish-dominated militia.
The US-led coalition against Islamic State has already carried out 1000 airstrikes on Hajin, but the Jihadists are not willing to surrender and have vowed to fight to the death…” (According to the Answering Islam web page, there are 164 verses in the Koran that call for Muslims to carry out Jihad, or holy war against the infidels. They believe they will be rewarded if they die carrying out jihad.
One of the hadith’s of Mohammad states: “Truly the martyr is given by Allah Almighty six things:
- Forgiveness of sins from the first drop of his blood to be shed;
- Protection from the torment of the grave;
- Safety from the Greatest Fear [i.e. the Day of Judgment];
- Receiving the crown of veneration, a single sapphire of which is worth more than the whole world and its contents;
- Marriage to seventy-two of the wide-eyed virgins;
- Intercession on behalf of seventy of his relatives.”)
‘Christian aspect’ to Christmas increases risk of terrorist attacks, says security expert
December 16, 2018 — ChristianToday.com reports: “There is a heightened risk of terrorist attacks at Christmas because of the ‘Christian aspect’ of the holiday, a security expert has warned.
Europe is on high alert after a gun attack on a Christmas market in Strasbourg that killed four people. The BBC reports that a fifth person is brain dead and 11 others are wounded.
The suspect in Tuesday’s attack, Cherif Chekatt, was shot dead by police on Thursday night.
There were echoes of an attack in Germany in 2016 when a truck was driven into a Christmas market in Berlin, killing 12.
An unnamed senior counter-terror source told the Daily Mirror that public gatherings at Christmas were an ‘obvious target’ for attacks.
Another security expert, Colonel Richard Kemp, told the newspaper that the Islamic State could be looking for opportunities to attack in Europe after being pushed back in the Middle East.
He added that Christmas is a riskier time of the year being a Christian celebration.
‘This time of year is the highest at risk period because of the combination of large crowds of people enjoying themselves, perhaps not paying as much attention to security as they would normally – and the fact that there is the Christian aspect to it,’ he said.
‘It is an obvious target and recent history has led us to believe we should all be on our guard at this time…” (I have been reporting since September 2013 about the locations of thirty major militant Islamic groups in the U.S., and after the terrorist attacks in France in January 2015, it was reported by WND.com that the FBI is aware of at least 22 paramilitary Islamic communes in the U.S. Jesus predicted this tragic time in Matthew 24:21 & 22: “For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be. And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect’s sake those days shall be shortened.” See the next two reports.)
Electric grid ‘prime target’ of terrorists, says DHS
December 11, 2018 — WND.com reports: “Warning that the electric grid is the ‘prime target’ of terrorists, the Department of Homeland Security is urging Americans to prepare for the up to six months without electricity, transportation, fuel, money and health care, the Washington Examiner reports.
The report, issued to President Trump by the President’s National Infrastructure Advisory Council, concludes people ‘no longer keep enough essentials within their homes, reducing their ability to sustain themselves during an extended, prolonged outage.’
‘We need to improve individual preparedness,’ says the report, titled ‘Surviving a Catastrophic Power Outage.’
The Examiner notes it’s the second report in a month to warn of a ‘profound threat’ to the electric grid from terrorism and naturally occurring events such as a solar storm or flare. The prior report was issued by federal agencies and the military. The new one, with a similar warning, was prepared by industry and governmental leaders.
The advisory council said the ‘profound risk’ of an extended
power outage ‘requires a new national focus.’…”
U.S. man arrested for plotting synagogue attacks in Toledo, Ohio
December 11, 2018 — The Times of Israel reports: “The FBI on Monday announced the arrest of a 21-year-old Ohio man on terrorism charges for allegedly plotting to attack two synagogues in the US city of Toledo, Ohio. He has been charged with one count of attempting to provide material support for the Islamic State terror group.
According to the Department of Justice, Damon M. Joseph was arrested on Friday after purchasing 2 AR-15 rifles and talking of killing many people, including a rabbi.
The affidavit filed in US District Court in Toledo said Joseph was inspired by the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting attack in October, which killed 11 Jewish worshipers…”