Federal authorities foiled what would have been a devastating terror plot over the weekend; arresting one individual for targeting a series of deadly attacks against Los Angeles Police Officers and tourist destinations across the region.
“A U.S. army veteran planned to detonate improvised explosive devices at several Southern California locations to cause ‘mass causalities’ in a terror plot thwarted by law enforcement officials,” reports the Los Angeles Times.
“It’s unclear how far the plot got, but sources said the man had specific targets, including Los Angeles police officers, the Santa Monica pier and a location in Long Beach. The sources said he had converted to Islam, but it was not known whether that was related to the plot,” adds the author.
The announcement comes just days after a lone gunman opened fire at a Synagogue in southern California; killing one member of the Congregation and injuring at least three more.
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AL QAEDA RETURNS: Terror Leader Calls for ‘NEW JIHAD’ Against US
Al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri resurfaced over the weekend after months of hiding and questions over his health; releasing a five-minute video that called for a new “jihad” against the United States and its western allies.
The video, titled “Tel Aviv is Also a Land of Muslims” slammed the Trump administration for its decision to relocate the US embassy to Jerusalem, saying the Americans were “clear and explicit” in their “modern crusade” against Muslims across the world.
“[Americans] are the first enemy of the Muslims, and swore that it will not dream of security until it is lived in reality in Palestine, and until all the armies of disbelief leave the land of Muhammad,” he added.
Zawahiri took control of the global terror network after US forced killed Osama bin Laden in 2011, choosing to avoid the spotlight after the United States shifted its anti-terror efforts to focus on ISIS in Syria and Iraq.
Despite the warnings, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo believes the Mideast peace process is “decidedly not dead,” telling Fox News “We’re hard at work on it. We hope we can achieve a successful outcome there as well.”
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AOC SILENT: Ocasio-Cortez Slammed for ‘Social Media Silence’ After Sri Lanka Terror Attack
Controversial Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was called-out on social media this week after the notorious Twitter user failed to comment on the devastating Sri Lanka terror attacks that killed over 350 people on Easter Sunday.
“Twitter-obsessed @AOC posted 14 times about the terror attack on Muslims in New Zealand, but has posted nothing about the terror attack on Christians by Muslim extremists in Sri Lanka. Very odd,” posted Piers Morgan Tuesday afternoon.
Twitter-obsessed @AOC posted 14 times about the terror attack on Muslims in New Zealand, but has posted nothing about the terror attack on Christians by Muslim extremists in Sri Lanka.
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) April 23, 2019
Other users blasted Cortez’ apparent silence on the subject; noting she had posted at least 14 times about the deadly attack on a New Zealand Mosque just weeks ago.
“At 1st I thought of saying, ‘Imagine being told your house of faith isn’t safe anymore.’ But I couldn’t say ‘imagine.’ Because of Charleston. Pittsburgh. Sutherland Springs. What good are your thoughts & prayers when they don’t even keep the pews safe?” posted Ocasio-Cortez on March 15.
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