Message board post encourages attacks on Times Square and the Las Vegas strip
NEW YORK (PIX11) — Users on an ISIS message board have threatened Times Square, providing instructions on how to carry out a pipe bomb attack in one of the busiest tourist areas of New York City, according to a Vocativ report.
One of the posts titled, “To the Lone Wolves in America: How to Make a Bomb in Your Kitchen, to Create Scenes of Horror in Tourist Spots and Other Targets,” gives step-by-step instructions on how to build a bomb with common household items.
The post encourages attacks on Times Square and the Las Vegas strip, Vocativ reports, but other tourist and commuter hubs in the US are mentioned.
It also includes sections of the 2010 article “How to Make a Bomb From the Kitchen of Your Mom” from the Al-Qaeda magazine “Inspire.”
The article gives details on how to make a pressure cooker bomb, and was allegedly used as a guide for the Tsarnaev brothers who bombed the Boston Marathon in 2013, which left 3 people dead and hundreds injured.
Speaking at a press conference Tuesday, Police Commissioner Bill Bratton said that although there has no credible threat to New York City, the potential for terrorists to attempt an attack “is very real.”
“We’re concerned with the capabilities of ISIS much more so than Al-Qaeda was ever able to … their ability to use social media to try and spread their recruitment efforts, to try and inspire,” Bratton said.
“This is a new world, if you will, the evolving world of terrorism and we’re staying ahead of it.”
Twice as many sign up for food stamps
Illinois’ sluggish jobs recovery is coming at a tremendous cost. For every post-recession job created in Illinois, nearly two people have enrolled in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, commonly known as food stamps.
In the recession era, the number of Illinoisans dependent on food stamps has risen by 745,000. Without adequate job creation in the state, Illinois families have had no choice but to depend upon food stamps to put bread on the table.
The Prairie State has had the worst recovery from the Great Recession of any state in the U.S. There are nearly 300,000 fewer Illinoisans working today than in January 2008, and 170,000 fewer payroll jobs.
Jobs began to come back to Illinois in January 2010. But even since then, job creation hasn’t kept up with the needs of Illinois families. Food-stamp enrollment has outpaced job creation by nearly 2-to-1 during Illinois’ jobs recovery, from January 2010-July 2014.
The pace at which Illinois has been creating jobs is simply not good enough for Illinois families, and policy mistakes, such as the historic 2011 tax hikes, have made it worse. Illinois has gained only 240,000 jobs since the bottom of the recession, while food-stamp enrollment has gone up by 420,000.
Even this year, as policy leaders claim the state is amidst a recovery, food-stamp enrollment continues to surge. Over the first seven months of 2014, Illinois is dead last in the U.S. for private sector job creation, having lost 5,900 private sector jobs. Food-stamp enrollment has surged by 17,000 over the same time period.
There are now over 2 million Illinoisans dependent on food stamps, and more than 1 million in Cook County alone. That means that one in five residents of Cook County depend on food stamps just to get by.
Lawmakers need to jump-start entrepreneurship and embrace structural reform in order to get the economy going again. Without a fair shot at work, Illinoisans are forced into food-stamp dependency.
– See more at: http://www.illinoispolicy.org/jobs-vs-food-stamps/#sthash.QH2Sq3m7.dpuf
By Onan Coca
Muslim religious leader and educator Anjem Choudary has been making the rounds through the media in recent days on Fox News, CNN and now RT. Choudary is an expert on Sharia law and the ideological leader of many Muslims in America and the United Kingdom. He has been called a “radical,” but in reality he is one of the foremost thinkers in “mainstream’ western Islam; he is called radical because he comes agonizingly close to endorsing the terrorist regimes of the Islamic world.
However, Choudary says that far from being “radical,” he is simply reading and obeying what the Koran says.
Recently our President said this of ISIS and Islam.
“ISIL is not ‘Islamic.’ No religion condones the killing of innocents, and the vast majority of ISIL’s victims have been Muslim. And ISIL is certainly not a state; it was formerly al Qaeda’s affiliate in Iraq and has taken advantage of sectarian strife and Syria’s civil war to gain territory on both sides of the Iraq-Syrian border. It is recognized by no government nor by the people it subjugates.”
“ISIL is a terrorist organization, pure and simple, and it has no vision other than the slaughter of all who stand in its way.”
Once again, President Obama could not be more wrong. Islam does indeed condone the killing of “innocents.” At least, we would consider them innocent… Islam would just consider them infidels – no guilt or innocence necessary. But don’t just take my word for it, let’s see what a bona fide Islamic SCHOLAR says…
“As a lecturer in Sharia law, I would say to the people in Russia, the Muslims and the non-Muslims, that every action for a Muslim must be based upon the Koran, the word of Allah, and the teachings of the messenger Mohammed…who is the final messenger for mankind. I mean I would first invite the people to think about and embrace Islam, but those who are already Muslim must know that Allah mentions in the Koran, in fact, if you look in chapter 8 verse 60, he said prepare as much as you can ‘steeds of war’ to terrorize the enemy. So terrorizing the enemy is in fact part of Islam. I mean this is something that we must embrace and understand as far as the jurisprudence of Islam is concerned.”
Liberals all over the western world are leading us to destruction (in more ways than one). When they discuss Islam they do it through their lens of understanding. This is why they so often equate Islam and Christianity. They “understand” Christianity, they’ve been raised on the quotes and morals of the New Testament scriptures, and they erroneously believe that Islam is somehow akin to what they’ve been taught of the Bible. The same thing happens when they talk about the Quran. They think that because the Quran is the “Scripture” of Islam that it is probably very similar to the Bible… when in reality, nothing could be further from the truth.
Sadly, they do this to our detriment. It’s why liberals like President Obama continue to miscalculate in their dealing with the Islamic world and why they continue to underestimate just how dangerous Islamic terrorism can be. His own words convey just how little he really understands what is actually happening in the world. If we continue to elect liberals who believe in some kind of fairy tale Islam, then we are damning ourselves to a future filled with violence and pain…
Here’s the full Anjem Choudary interview from RT.