Authorities Checking ‘Al-Qaeda’ Threats to New York, Berlin
Israel National News reports: “Authorities in New York and Berlin are investigating threats made by on websites associated with Islamist radicals that posted threats promising to conduct attacks in both cities. Officials in New York said that it was possible that the threats were genuine, although they were also investigating the possibility that the threats were a prank.
Meanwhile, In Berlin, officials said that the threats probably did emanate from Al-Qaeda associated groups, who are demanding the release of a terrorist being held in a German prison.
The New York threat was detected by authorities on a website used by Islamists to communicate. The threat comes in the form of a movie poster, showing New York’s famous skyline at sunset. Emblazoned on the forefront of the post is the text Al Qaeda: Coming Soon Again in New York. ” (Terrorist threats will increase as a final sign before Christ returns Luke 21: 9, 27, 28, 31, and 32. See the next two reports.)
Terror cells on high alert to attack U.S.
WND.com reports: “Terror cells have been placed on high alert to attack targets in the United States and Europe should Irans nuclear facilities be attacked, a source in the Revolutionary Guards says.
The terror cells in the U.S. are being coordinated by Quds Force personnel operating out of the Iranian Interests Section in Washington, the source says. Because Iran and the U.S. have no diplomatic relations, Irans Interests Section operates under the umbrella of the Pakistani embassy
Analysts in Iran believe Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, the supreme leader, has provided two choices to the West: either accept a nuclear Iran or face all-out retaliation if its nuclear facilities are attacked ”
Terrorism expert to Congress: Iran willing to approve attacks against U.S.
Haaretz reports: “Iran and the United States are engaged in a shadow war, Dr. Matthew Levitt, director of the Stein Program on Counterterrorism and Intelligence at The Washington Institute, told the Congress Committee of Homeland Security…
According to Levitt, who had been deputy assistant secretary for intelligence and analysis at the U.S. Department of the Treasury in the past, Iranian leaders appear to be more willing to approve attacks in the U.S.
It is no longer clear that Iran sees carrying out an attack in the United States as crossing some sort of red line, he said ”
U.S. Lawmaker: Iran May Have Hezbollah Operatives in U.S.
Voice of America News reports: “The Republican chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, Peter King, said the Iranian-backed militant group Hezbollah may have hundreds of operatives based in the United States, and he said Hezbollah, and not al-Qaida, poses the greatest terrorist threat to Americans. King held a hearing with former government officials testifying.
House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Peter King of New York takes U.S. national security very seriously, and he says the terrorist threat to the United States may be shifting.
Now, as Iran moves closer to nuclear weapons, and there is increasing concern over war between Iran and Israel, we must also focus on Iran’s secret operatives and their number one terrorist proxy force, Hezbollah, which we know is in America, said King ” (Iran claims to have 40,000 suicide bombers trained and waiting to wreak mass devastation upon American lives and soil. The above information makes it clear that many terrorists are already present in our nation. Troublesome days are ahead II Timothy 3:1; Luke 21:25.)
Al-Qaida Says it Killed American Language Teacher in Yemen
Voice of America News reports: “A Yemeni militant group affiliated with al-Qaida says it has shot and killed an American teacher in southern Yemen for preaching Christianity.
Militants riding a motorcycle shot the man in his car in the southern city of Taiz. Yemeni officials say the American had been working at a European-run language institute. Authorities launched an investigation to find the perpetrators of the attack.
A U.S. State Department official confirmed the killing of the U.S. citizen in a statement sent to VOA, condemning it as a heinous crime and urging Yemen to bring those responsible to justice.
Al-Qaida linked group Ansar al-Sharia sent a text message to Yemen-based journalists saying it killed the American because he was a Christian missionary. Islamist militants often accuse Western aid and development groups of proselytizing ” (The following texts predict terroristic murders during the seven year period called the Great Tribulation Revelation 7:14; Revelation 6:9; 13:15; 20:4. See the next report.)
Al-Qaeda ‘could target UK youths’
BBC News reports: “British youths from African communities could become radicalised as al-Qaeda looks to Africa to build its strength, the Rusi think tank has suggested.
It says such a development would pose new challenges for UK and other Western intelligence services.
It warns of potential for new or greater radicalisation among British youths from the Somali and other east and west African communities.
The government said it was tackling home-grown terrorist threats.
Radicalisation has already been seen during the past 15 years among some young members of the Pakistani, North African and Indian communities in Britain, the report published by the Royal United Services Institute suggests.
Report author Valentina Soria said: Most significant is the potential for radicalisation and then mobilisation of a new subset of British youths.
The UK could soon be facing much greater radicalisation among the Somali minority and new radicalisation in some sections of other communities from east and west African countries. ”