There’s very little that Muslim terror groups hate more about America than our commitment to our system of government and way of life with the exception of our resolve not to let their actions dictate our own.

Just over one-hundred days after an al Qaeda attack on New York City and Washington D.C. – the center of commerce and government – one-million people gathered in Times Square to welcome in 2002, undeterred by the horror of 9/11 or the still smoldering ruins of the World Trade Center.

Threats to our traditions and rituals have made beefed up security at events like the Super Bowl commonplace now, but the Super Bowl has never been cancelled, even in 2002.

Now, with a presidential election only days away, a new threat has been issued – this time against the most basic and precious of all American rights  – the right to vote to elect a new president.

CBS News is reporting that U.S. intelligence believes al Qaeda may be planning attacks on Monday, the day before the nation goes to the polls to elect a new president to take office in January when President Obama’s term expires.

The orderly, peaceful transition of power – even from one party to the other – must simultaneously baffle and infuriate the Muslim terror group that rules by fear, intimidation and brutality, not consensus.

Pat Milton, senior investigative producer for CBS News said that joint terrorism task forces have been warned that al Qaeda may have New York, Texas and Virginia in its sights, although no specific city, landmark or area has been identified.

Milton was able to confirm that an unnamed U.S. law enforcement official called the threat, “possibly legitimate and concerning,” as al Qaeda has been under pressure to once again take a more active role on the terror front.

The threat will be treated as serious and credible, as to ignore it or fail to take necessary precautions to safeguard Tuesday’s election – when as many as 130 million voters are expected to cast their ballots for the next president of the United States.

A U.S. intelligence official speaking to CBS News stressed the cooperation between the FBI and Department of Homeland Security alongside federal, state and local entities to share information and intelligence.

He went on to warn that Americans should, “expect to continue to observe an increased law enforcement and security presence across communities in public places.”

Those places may include polling booths, but it is doubtful that al Qaeda will succeed in disrupting the every-four-years ritual that lies at the foundation of our republic.

That’s clearly something Muslim terrorists simply cannot comprehend.

See more at: CBS News

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