Al-Qaeda has called for yet another terror attack, this time on a crowded Washington D.C. restaurant at the lunch hour: Washington | October 12, 2010 12:01:13 AM IST
So, if you are going to be in the D.C. area, you might want to be aware of this news item. Depending on how you see fighting terror, if you tend to go out to lunch in the D.C. area, at least be aware of this situation. You might also want to be aware, or careful, if you are going to eat lunch in Washington State, most likely, that would be Seattle, but you never know. Going on that train of thought, if you work for the government in most likely any major or semi major city, and you eat lunch with many of your coworkers around, that is, there is a local hang out for government workers, its possible some yahoo might take it on themselves to blow that place up.
There is no indication that this has anything to do with Washington State. However, as these things go, we are talking about espionage to a degree, a consideration that has much to do with double or opposite meanings, misdirections.
"Being aware" means, noticing anything unusual, packages left at odd places, or without an owner; people, especially, Middle Eastern but even western types (pretty much anyone now a days as wannabe terrorists from the US are even drawn to the insanity and desire of doing pain to others in order for them to feel empowered) acting strangely, overly nervous for no reason, insane looking idiots driving trucks being used as human lawn mowers, etc.
The way to fight terrorism as a normal, nondescript citizen, is to take life as normal, but with an enhanced attitude yet relaxed demeanor about safety and security.
Also, PLEASE remember that MOST Middle Eastern people, MOST Muslim or Islamic people are simply NOT terrorists. Its only the few, the disaffected and in some cases the mentally unbalanced to worry about. Be concerned only if there are other obvious issues should you be concerned and also aware that it will most likely be nothing; but remain aware, cautious, not paranoid, or over reactive. Don't you be a fool. Just be aware that there are other fools out there who you need to be careful of being near to.
This from WebIndia today:
Al-Qaeda has called on American jihadis to carry out a terror attack on a crowded restaurant in Washington to massacre US government workers.
The terror threat was unearthed from the second edition of Al-Qaeda's English-language magazine 'Inspire'.
"A random hit at a crowded restaurant in Washington, D.C., at lunch hour might end up knocking out a few government employees," the New York Daily News quoted Yahya Ibrahim, as having written in the 74-page propaganda magazine.
"Targeting such employees is paramount and the location would also give the operation additional media attention," he added.
According to a copy of the magazine obtained by the SITE intelligence group, Al-Qaeda also urged those bent on murdering for Islam to use everything from pickup trucks to improvised pressure-cooker bombs to kill.
The trucks can be fashioned into "the ultimate mowing machine", with steel blades welded to the grill to "mow down the enemies of Allah" by running down Americans on crowded sidewalks "to achieve maximum carnage" in a "martyrdom operation".
"This method has not been used before," advises Al-Qaeda in its "Tips for our brothers in the U.S."
The 74 pages long magazine also features "exclusive" comments by radical cleric Anwar Awlaki on "The Mardin Declaration", a condemnation of terrorism issued in March by Muslim scholars meeting in the Turkish city of Mardin.
Awlaki, who is now hiding in Yemen and has been tied to the Fort Hood shootings and the failed Christmas Day plot, has called the declaration a "disgrace" and "not worth the ink and the paper it's written on".
The first edition included articles by Osama bin Laden and Awlaki. It encouraged the Western readers to "conduct attacks in the West and to join the 'jihad'.
Highlighting the threat due to the magazine, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) had earlier said: "DHS and the FBI are concerned ... that the sophisticated, colloquial English-language magazine could appeal to certain Western individuals and inspire them to conduct attacks in the United States in the future". (ANI)
I would direct Al-Qaeda to the Islamic Terrorist Chant released here yesterday. Read it, learn it, live it, love it.