Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Arab-language website warns of al-Qaeda return to NYC 

By Douglas Stanglin, USA TODAY 

NYPD/AP

An Arab-language Internet forum has posted a mock movie poster warning al-Qaeda wants to return to New York City, but authorities say there's no evidence of an actual threat, the Associated Press reports.

The Daily News reports that the NYPD Intelligence Division's cyber unit is investigating the origin and significance of the graphic, which appeared Monday on an Arabic-language al-Qaeda forum.

The graphic shows the Manhattan skyline at sunset with "Al Qaeda" in bold type followed by "Coming Soon Again in New York."

Al-Qaeda has been blamed in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, which destroyed the World Trade Center and killed thousands of people.

New York Police Department spokesman Paul Browne says the overseas, Arab-language Internet site posted the graphic on its "artwork and design" page.

FBI spokesman J. Peter Donald says the agency takes all threats seriously and "there is no specific or credible threat to New York."

1 comment:

  1. ANY and EVERY threat, even a perceived one MUST be taken seriously. Remember, these are the people whose only goal is to kill us.

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