Sources: U.S. intel warning of possible al Qaeda attacks in U.S. Monday

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New York City police install a security camera near the city’s Hilton hotel on Friday Nov. 4, where Donald Trump organizers will gather on election night. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

CBS News

NEW YORK — CBS News has learned about a potential terror threat for the day before the election.

Sources told CBS News senior investigative producer Pat Milton that U.S. intelligence has alerted joint terrorism task forces that al Qaeda could be planning attacks in three states for Monday.

It is believed New York, Texas and Virginia are all possible targets, though no specific locations are mentioned. A U.S. law enforcement source briefed on the threat information told CBS News’ Milton that the threat is possibly legitimate and concerning. The source said the threat may be aspirational and hence the lack of specificity. The source said there has been pressure on al Qaeda and its affiliates AQAP and AQIS (al Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent) to regain relevance with its mission.  Continue reading “Sources: U.S. intel warning of possible al Qaeda attacks in U.S. Monday”

Secret FBI Report Reveals True Cause of Homegrown Terrorism

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Carey Wedler
The Antimedia

In 2012, the FBI conducted a secret survey to determine the driving factors behind acts of homegrown terrorism. The results, recently viewed by the Intercept, reveal why extremists appear to hate the United States and the West so much they will kill innocent people to express it.

Hint: it’s not because we’re free.

The final report, called “Homegrown Violent Extremists: Survey Confirms Key Assessments, Reveals New Insights about Radicalization,” found “anger over U.S. military operations abroad was the most commonly cited motivation for individuals involved in cases of ‘homegrown’ terrorism,’” the Intercept reported. Continue reading “Secret FBI Report Reveals True Cause of Homegrown Terrorism”

Homegrown terrorists to target concerts, sporting events, Homeland Security warns

First responders work near the scene of an explosion in Manhattan's Chelsea neighborhood on Sept. 17 in New York. Although the pressure cooker bomb that wounded over two dozen people on the street went off in front of an apartment building for the blind, none of the building's residents were hurt in the blast. (Associated Press)
First responders work near the scene of an explosion in Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood on Sept. 17 in New York. Although the pressure cooker bomb that wounded over two dozen people on the street went off in front of an apartment building for the blind, none of the building’s residents were hurt in the blast. (Associated Press)

Rowan Scarborough
The Washington Times

The nation’s top counterterrorism official testified Tuesday that the world’s army of terrorists is “broader, wider and deeper than any point since 9/11,” the day al Qaeda attacked America.

Nicholas Rasmussen, who directs the National Counterterrorism Center, said the Islamic State may be losing ground in Iraq and Syria but its ability to strike abroad, including in the U.S., “has not thus far been significantly diminished.”

The nation is facing a phase in which people quickly radicalize and launch simple but deadly attacks before authorities have time to detect them, he said. Continue reading “Homegrown terrorists to target concerts, sporting events, Homeland Security warns”

Off-Duty Cop Mistaken for a Terrorist Has No Case

Jeff D. Gorman
Courthouse News Service

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An off-duty cop who was detained after being mistaken for a terrorist was not falsely arrested, the Oklahoma Court of Appeals ruled.

Joshua Shaw was at an Oklahoma City pub with a female officer in December 2012. They were talking about going to the gun range and shooting their weapons.

Another off-duty officer overheard them and feared that they were planning terrorist acts. He talked to the bartender, who told him that the couple were police officers, not terrorists. Continue reading “Off-Duty Cop Mistaken for a Terrorist Has No Case”

Schumer thinks ‘people knew’ of alleged Chelsea bomber’s plan

Reuven Fenton and Sophia Rosenbaum
The New York Post

Someone knew what the Chelsea bomber was planning, Sen. Chuck Schumer said Sunday.

“To me, it seems likely that other people knew, given how open he was about this and he exploded a bomb in his backyard,” the New York Senator said. “But [investigators] haven’t come to a conclusion.”

Police are still trying to piece together the timeline of what drove Ahmad Rahami to plant numerous bombs in New Jersey and New York last weekend.

“They are checking everything. They’re looking carefully at Rahami’s family,” Schumer said. Continue reading “Schumer thinks ‘people knew’ of alleged Chelsea bomber’s plan”

Who Is Behind the Riots? Charlotte Police Says 70% Of Arrested Protesters Had Out of State IDs

  Tyler Durden Zero Hedge Confirming what many had suspected when viewing the sudden and intense collapse into anrchy that occurred in Charlotte this week, Todd Walther, spokesman for the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Fraternal Order of Police told CNN’s Erin Burnett: “This is not Charlotte that’s out here.  These are outside entities that are coming in and causing these problems.These are not protestors, these are criminals.“ “We’ve … Continue reading Who Is Behind the Riots? Charlotte Police Says 70% Of Arrested Protesters Had Out of State IDs

Transcripts of Omar Mateen’s 911 call released

RT More of Orlando shooter Omar Mateen’s negotiations with police have been released. The transcripts shed some light on Mateen’s motivations for the June 12 killing and injuring of more than 100 people at Pulse, an LGBT nightclub in Orlando, Florida. In the months following the mass shooting, speculations over Mateen’s motivation have included everything from his sexuality to Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) indoctrination. … Continue reading Transcripts of Omar Mateen’s 911 call released

Cellphone Alerts Used in New York to Search for Bombing Suspect

J. David Goodman The New York Times All around New York City, cellphones blared on Monday morning with the dissonant, but familiar, tone of an emergency alert. But this time, the alert — typically used for weather-related advisories or abducted children — was different. For what is believed to be the first time, the nation’s Wireless Emergency Alerts system was deployed as an electronic wanted … Continue reading Cellphone Alerts Used in New York to Search for Bombing Suspect

66 88 111 | Captured, New York trash can bomber said to be Ahmad Khan Rahami, September 19, 2016

Zachary K. Hubbard Free to Find Truth Notice how the name of the suspect connects with New York perfectly. His name the small way also connects to ‘Empire’, for ‘Empire State’, NYC. Remember, if you sum 1-11, it totals 66. New York is the 11th State. 1+2+3+4+5+6+7+8+9+10+11 = 66 As for today’s headlines, they connect back to ‘chaos’. Again, the Freemasons work with the philosophy … Continue reading 66 88 111 | Captured, New York trash can bomber said to be Ahmad Khan Rahami, September 19, 2016

Ahmad Khan Rahami’s family claimed anti-Muslim harassment over their fast food restaurant

Edgar Sandoval & Jason Silverstein The Daily News The family of the man arrested for bombings in New York and New Jersey owns an embattled fast food restaurant — and their troubled son left a bad taste in patrons’ mouths. Ahmad Khan Rahami, who was busted Monday morning after a police shootout, worked in his family’s First American Fried Chicken joint in Elizabeth. Police said he … Continue reading Ahmad Khan Rahami’s family claimed anti-Muslim harassment over their fast food restaurant