On multiple occasions this week AlertsUSA subscribers were notified via text messages to their mobile devices regarding increasing threats of terrorism. Starting on Monday, AlertsUSA subscribers were some of the first in the nation to learn of new warnings by ISIS affiliated jihadists of the upcoming release of more personally identifying info for, and threats of attacks on, US military personnel. It is believed the source of the most recent threat is once again, British jihadist Sally Jones (a.k.a. Umm Hussain al-Britani), a western convert to Islam who is reported to have moved to Syria in 2013 and married fellow jihadist Abu Hussain al-Britani, who is reported to have been specifically targeted and killed just two months ago in a U.S. airstrike.
Readers are reminded that most recently, in addition to the release of a spreadsheet w/ names, addresses, email credentials and other information for 1400 US service members and government workers, along with a message urging Islamic State followers and supporters to “act and kill” those appearing on the list, she has released personally identifying information for the children of U.S. service members on the hit list, as well as the home addresses of both Robert O’Neil, the Navy Seal who put a few rounds in the head of bin Laden, as well as the Air Force pilot credited with killing U.S. born Muslim cleric and terrorist Anwar Al-Awlaki in Yemen.
While it may be easy to dismiss such threats as the ramblings of yet another crazed Islamist hell bent on trying to scare the American and British populace, Jones has been directly implicated in multiple previous attacks and disrupted plots, including the attack on the Draw Mohammad art exhibition in Garland, Texas earlier this year. Further, U.S. intelligence officials have said several ISIS suspects arrested this summer in New York, New Jersey, Boston and several other states are believed to have been influenced by Jones and her husband.
MI5: HIGH THREAT ENVIRONMENT, MASS CASUALTY ATTACKS
Moving next to Thursday of this week, AlertsUSA subscribers were also notified of a new warning issued by Andrew Parker, Director General of Britain’s MI5 internal security service within which he described the terror threat from AQ/ISIS as “unprecedented,” adding that the current level of threat was thehighest he had seen in a career spanning 32-years. Parker went onto say that there is solid intelligence the Islamic State is actively planning mass causality attacks in the UK, and that in the past 12 months his agency has thwarted six terror plots in the UK and another seven abroad. Parker also added that four fifths of his agency’s 4,000 field agents were directed at stopping terrorist attacks.
WHAT THIS MEANS TO YOU
AlertsUSA again cautions readers that despite a seeming lull in successful domestic terror attacks, it is important to realize this is not for lack of trying. There exist dozens of counter terrorism operations constantly underway in the U.S. and Europe, the details of which are rarely paraded before the media. Doing so serves no public, tactical or strategic benefit and actually makes it more difficult for the intelligence, investigative or protective services to operate. We urge readers to not fall into a cynical mindset brought on by the constant drone of internet and coffee house trolls claiming that ISIS is a creation of the CIA and Israel, all terror arrests are setups and that successful terror attacks are false flag operations. Far from it.
As an example, on Thursday of this week a 24 year-old New Jersey man, Alaa Saadeh, plead guilty to charges he helped organize a “small army” of ISIS fighters in the Garden State and New York. The second individual to plead guilty in connection with this New Jersey cell, Saadeh admitted giving money and credit cards to other members of the group to try to help them travel to Syria. If members of the group had failed to get to Syria or Iraq on their own, an alternate plan was to buy guns inside the US and target the White House and other landmarks for an attack. In the past year, the FBI has arrested 7 men from New York and New Jersey with ties to just this one terror cell.
And lets not forget that just last week, the Director of the FBI stated the bureau has approximately 900 active investigations underway of ISIS operatives across the U.S., as well as the fact that there is no way to screen the thousands of Syrian “refugees” coming to the U.S.
As of the time of this report’s preparation, since 9/11 there have been more than 27,000 separate Islamist terrorist attacks around the world. And this is just one organization’s count of those appearing in open source outlets. Further, only a small fraction of these attacks are categorized as battlefield actions against U.S. or Western soldiers. The majority are incidents like explosive devices tossed into schools and churches, suicide bombings in marketplaces, beheadings, amputations and crucifixions for not observing Islamic law, and so on.
Readers are strongly encouraged to be more security minded given the range of threats before us. There are numerous clear, present and growing dangers to the safety and security of yourself and family.
AlertsUSA continues to monitor the overall domestic and international threat environment and will immediately notify service subscribers via SMS messages of new alerts, warnings and advisories or any developments which signal a change the overall threat picture for American citizens as events warrant.