As Americans across the nation travel to be with family and/or welcome the arrival of family members for the Thanksgiving holiday, the Department of Homeland security has issued a fresh terror warning to local police.Via Fox News:
Fox News chief intelligence correspondent Catherine Herridge reported this afternoon on a new DHS terror warning to local police departments.Herridge explained that the four-page DHS intelligence note was sent out to federal, state and local authorities after an ISIS propaganda magazine called for mass casualty attacks using trucks as weapons.
The DHS warning comes after a July attack in which an ISIS-inspired terrorist drove a truck through a crowd in Nice, France, killing 86 people and injuring 400, including many children.
The ISIS propaganda magazine didn’t mention specific targets, but did include images from the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, held in New York City each year.DHS said that “implies” a desire by ISIS to strike high-profile holiday events in the U.S.
Meanwhile, authorities have arrested a Brooklyn man accused of plotting to attack New York’s Times Square by ramming people with a garbage truck.
Dr. Sebastian Gorka, a counter-terrorism expert, said Naji’s arrest is another example of authorities catching suspected terrorists by monitoring their statements online.An example of the importance of, “if you see something, say something” — without holding back out of fear of being politically “incorrect,” as we have seen happen under the reign of President Obama. We’re coming up on the year anniversary of the San Bernardino terror attackes that killed 14 people and left 22 seriously injured — just one example where bystanders had “seen something” but declined to report it out of fear of being persecuted given that the suspects were Muslim.
America is turning a new leaf. And no, it’s not racist. We simply are no longer going to willfully stick our heads in the sand while we not only blindly allow infiltration by those who wish to harm us, but moreover, tie the hands of our authorities who would investigate alarming behavior. President-elect Trump’s common-sense policies can’t get here fast enough.
[This article was written by Michelle Jesse, Associate Editor]