ISIS Calls for Bloodshed in New York City Over New Year’s, Suggests Package Bombs and Snipers
A media group that does support for ISIS is calling for attacks on New York City this New Year — urging terrorists to use package bombs, silencers and mail bombs to “horrify and terrify.”
The latest call to action follows multiple threats from Jihadists for New Year’s Day.
According to a report from PJ Media, a poster began circulating in mid-November showing a masked jihadist holding a bloody knife over a collage of images from the Berlin Christmas market attack in 2016. It said that “New Year’s Day is the date of retribution.”
“Shortly after that, an ISIS-backing media group released an image of a demolished cityscape with multiple fires, warning, ‘Soon, Allah willing, the disbelievers will see the very thing they feared: 1-1-2019,'” PJ Media reports. “That same group just released an image of an armed jihadist overlooking New York, stating the city named with a blood-splashed 1/1/2019.”
The text on the latest image quotes the late ISIS spokesman Abu Muhammad al-Adnani urging his fellow terrorists to “hit them with the explosive belts and vehicle bomb, and shock them with adhesive explosives and packages, and harvest them with silencers and snipers, horrify and terrify them with the intrusions.”
Another ISIS supporting organization released an image of ISIS flags flying above the Vatican along with several jihadists on Via Della Conciliazione, PJ Media’s report says. The image was released shortly after another group of ISIS supporters, Al-Abd Al-Faqir, issued two assassination threats against Pope Francis.
In June, a 27-year-old California man, Everitt Aaron Jameson, pleaded guilty to plotting a Christmas Day bombing and shooting in San Francisco on behalf of ISIS. He was caught after discussing his plan to use pipe bombs to funnel people onto Pier 39 and shoot them en masse with undercover FBI agents who he believed were fellow Jihadis.
When Jameson’s home was raided, authorities found a handwritten letter that said: “you’ve allowed Donald Trump to give Al Quds away to the Jews,” seemingly referencing President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
Jameson, a former US Marine, was sentenced to 15 years in prison for the plot.