New ISIS Propaganda Video Shows Bombers Suiting Up Ready to Attack MAJOR U.S. City
One week before America celebrates Thanksgiving and the annual Macy’s Day Parade kicks off the holiday season, ISIS has released a new video threatening an attack on New York City that “will be far worse and more bitter” than what occurred in the terror attacks in Paris that killed 132 and injured hundreds more.
The video features footage of New York City – street scenes showing cabs in Manhattan, flashing billboard, the Gap store in Herald Square, and a “TGI Fridays” restaurant in Times Square, possibly suggesting that an attack might come on a Friday.
The day after Thanksgiving is traditionally known as “Black Friday,” the busiest shopping day of the year that lures millions of shoppers and sightseers to crowded New York streets, stores and venues.
NYPD spokesman J. Peter Donald said in a statement, “We are aware of the newly released ISIS video that mentions Times Square. While some of the video footage is not new, the video reaffirms the message that New York City remains a top terrorist target.”
Intermingled with the footage of New York City, are graphic video clips of suicide bombers getting ready for the attacks, along with jihadis giving praise to “the soldiers of the caliphate in France,” calling it a “blessed operation.”
The creation of a worldwide caliphate, a Muslim government that is both religious and political and led by a legitimate successor to Muhammad, is the stated goal of ISIS/ISIL.
At the end of the video, a fighter holds an explosives trigger as the screen goes black before a clip of French President François Hollande’s address to the French people immediately after the attacks in the capital city of Paris.
After Hollande ends with, “it’s horrible,” the words promising the next attack appear on the screen.
The NYPD spokesman also stated that the city will remain at a “heightened state of vigilance and will continue to work with the FBI, the Joint Terrorism Task Force and the entire intelligence community to keep the City of New York safe.”
The annual holiday events, such as the lighting of the Christmas tree in Rockefeller Center on December 2, also bring millions of visitors to New York City, making it an obvious target for radical Islamic terrorists seeking to make an even bigger strike than the one in Paris.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo released a statement following the Paris attacks saying that state agencies had been instructed to “enhance their preparedness.”
His statement went on to state, “Remember that the terrorists' goal is to let fear win. New Yorkers never have and we never will.”