US and EU Facing Threat of ISIS Attacks,
Concerns Growing Over Obama Refugee Program
Feb 21, 2015
Between Feb. 14-19, 2015, AlertsUSA issued the following
related Flash message to subscriber mobile devices:
2/19 – Italy incr security at gov bldgs and tourist dest following multiple threats from Islamic State. Rising concerns of sleepers within N. African immigrant influx.
2/18 – USGOV issues new travel warning for Israel, Gaza & West Bank. Warns of risks of travel to these areas due to security situation. 6 US citizens killed in 2014.
2/14 – US Embassy Copenhagen, Denmark warning American citizens to maintain high level of vigilance after mult shooting incidents in capital. Poss terrorism nexus.
What You Need To Know
On multiple occasions this week AlertsUSA subscribers have been notified via SMS messages to their mobile devices regarding multiple international terrorism concerns. Most pressing are new threats being posed by Islamic State militants to the European mainland.
Following gains made by the Islamic State in Libya, multiple sources indicate the plan of the Islamic State is to use the embattled N. African state as a gateway to wage war across the whole of southern Europe. This past Sunday, within the well publicized video addressed to “the nation signed with the blood of the cross” showing the beheading of 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians on the Mediterranean shoreline (WARNING – GRAPHIC), there is footage of a khaki-clad militant pointing a blood-stained finger northwards, declaring: “We will conquer Rome.”
The threat raised alarms with Italian authorities to such an extent that this week the Italian government deployed ~5000 soldiers around Rome and elsewhere in the country to protect sensitive sites.
Though not receiving much press coverage in America, Italy has a major illegal immigration problem in the form of boatloads of individuals, mostly male, arriving from the nations of Algeria, Tunisia, Libya and Turkey on a near daily basis. Looking at a map of the region will show that Sicily is just over 100 miles from the Tunisian coast and only about 300 miles from Libya.
Map of the Mediterranean – ALLOW IMAGES
While no one envisions a Normandy-style Islamic State invasion, the slow creep of radical Muslims into Italy, and Spain, and Greece poses significant security concerns due to the high potential for random terror attacks as are being experienced in a growing number of Western countries. Additionally, as the European economies continue to decline, thus creating greater hardship within Muslim communities already struggling with high unemployment and a refusal to assimilate into local cultures, there will be an increasingly larger number of European Muslims more easily persuaded to join the movement. In short, why travel to Iraq and Syria to wage jihad when you can wage jihad at home?
SIMILAR THREAT TO THE U.S.
There are also similar concerns for America. As AlertsUSA reported on multiple occasions last year, the Obama Administration is dramatically expanding the number of Syrian refugees allowed to resettle permanently in the United States from about 350 in 2014 to close to 10,000 this year and in years to come. There are significant concerns that this program will facilitate the import of jihadists into the homeland.
Last week, the director of the National Counterterrorism Center, Nicholas Rasmussen, told the House Homeland Security Committee that the Syrian refugees are “clearly a population of concern.” (VIDEO)
HOUSE COMMITTEE ON HOMELAND SECURITY
COUNTERING VIOLENT EXTREMISM
The Urgent Threat of Foreign Fighters
and Homegrown Terror
Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas
Francis X. Taylor
Under Secretary of Intelligence and Analysis
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Nicholas J. Rasmussen
Director, National Counterterrorism Center
Office of the Director of National Intelligence
Mr. Michael B. Steinbach
Assistant Director, Counterterrorism Division
Federal Bureau of Investigation
FEAR OF “FEDERALLY FUNDED JIHADI PIPLINE”
In the closing lines of his opening statement, the committee chairman, Rep. Mike McCaul states,
“I am very disappointed that the State Department chose not to send a witness here today. The threats we are discussing are serious, and the State Department plays a key role in combating them. I recently sent a letter to the White House expressing my concerns over the Department’s desire to resettle tens of thousands of Syrian refugees in the United States. I am worried ISIS could exploit this effort in order to deploy operatives to America via a federally funded jihadi pipeline.”
EGYPTIAN INTEL HINTS OF POSSIBLE SPRING ATTACKS
There are reports that Egypt has intelligence revealing the Islamic State is planning a worldwide offensive this spring or summer that could reach targets within the United States. These reports indicate that ISIS members captured in recent weeks in the Sinai Peninsula have revealed plans for ground offensives and that ISIS is plotting possible attacks using cells abroad.
We also remind readers that just weeks ago, the head of the FBI Counterterrorism Division, Michael Steinbach, told CNN “there are already individuals in the U.S. that have been in communication with groups like [ISIS] who have a desire to conduct an attack,” and conceded the FBI finds it extremely difficult to track every American traveling abroad who can join ISIS or receive training by foreign terrorist organizations.
“I’m worried about individuals that we don’t know about that have training,” Steinbach said. “We know what we know. But there is a number that’s greater than that that we don’t know. Once you get to Europe, you can easily get down to Turkey and into Syria.”
As has been the case for over 12 years, AlertsUSA continues to closely monitor the overall domestic and international terrorism threat environment and will immediately notify service subscribers of new alerts, warnings and advisories or any developments which signal a change the overall threat picture for American citizens, as events warrant.
OTHER ALERTS ISSUED THIS WEEK BUT
NOT DETAILED IN THIS NEWSLETTER ISSUE
2/16 – 6.9 EQ off coast of Iwate prefecture, Japan. Locals warned to evacuate coastal areas. Tsunami advisory issued. Monitoring…
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Getting the Facts Straight on Islam and Terror
Feb 14, 2015
What You Need To Know
AlertsUSA urges readers to be extra discerning as President Obama, the liberal media and Muslim apologists continue claim Islam is a "Religion of Peace" and terrorists have "hijacked and perverted the faith." The truth is they are either ignorant of history or Islamic doctrine or are intentionally lying.
ISLAMIC TERRORISM A PROBEM SINCE THE LATE 1700s
America's problems with Islamic terrorism stretches back to just after the 13 colonies declared independence from Britain in 1776. At that time, Muslim pirates, known as "Barbary pirates", were seizing American merchant ships off the coasts Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, and what is now Libya and enslaving the crews. These actions ultimately led to what is known as the First Barbary War and was fought between 1801 and 1805. Ironically, the very first foreign military conflict ever authorized by the United States Congress was against Muslim terrorists.
A few years prior to that war starting, Thomas Jefferson and John Adams met with an ambassador from Tripoli in London. During that meeting, the ambassador was asked why his government was so hostile to the new American republic?
The Ambassador's responsed as follows:
"… it was founded on the Laws of their Prophet, that it was written in their Koran, that all nations who have not have acknowledged their authority were sinners, that it was their right and duty to make war upon them wherever they could be found, and to make slaves of all they could take as Prisoners, and that every Muslim who should be slain in Battle was sure to go to Paradise"
Now where have we heard that before?
ARM YOURSELF WITH KNOWLEDGE
USING THESE FREE REFERENCES
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164 Passages about Jihad from the Koran
SEX, WOMEN AND ISLAM
80 Passages on Rape, Pedophilia, Misogyny, Female Inferiority,
Wife Beating and Related Doctrines from Islamic Holy Texts
Travel Security Update
The U.S. Dept. of State is the authoritative federal source for information on the security situation at travel destinations worldwide. With tensions rapidly increasing in most regions, readers planning on international travel, even to such common destinations as Canada, Mexico or the Caribbean Islands, are strongly encouraged to do a little research on the security situation prior to departure.
Latest USGOV Travel Alerts and Warnings
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