As more and more information comes in about the attacks on Paris, France that were carried out by the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL/Daesh) earlier this month, we have to start looking at the threat of a similar attack happening in other western cities.
ISIS has recently released a propaganda videos (which we won’t republish here) following the Paris, showing scenes in both New York City and Washington D.C. These two cities are arguably the most high profile targets in the US.
Self professed ISIS member and US citizen Christopher Cornell reinforced this idea in an interview after he was arrested earlier this year saying:
“What do I think is coming? Many things. There will be many, many attacks. Like I said, we are ready for the battle over the Capitol.”
“We are pretty strong. Yes, yes. In every state like I said. We’re in Texas. We’re in Ohio. We’re in New York City. We’re in Washington, DC. We’re in every single state you can name, just about.”
Breitbart recently published an article reminding everyone that at least seven cities in Texas have been named for attack by ISIS. From their article:
Last March, seven Texas cities were named on an ISIS “kill list” as part of an online terroristic threat disseminated over social media that identified U.S. Armed Forces personnel and released the individual’s names, photos, and home addresses. Concerned “kill list” chatter kicked up among Texans over social media following the gruesome ISIS attack on Paris, leaving at least 129 dead. That list gives pause to all in this post-9/11, post-Madrid, and now, post-Paris world.
The Texas cities listed were Abilene, New Braunfels, San Antonio, Wyle, Bedford, Killeen, and Fort Hood, the last being the tragic site of the 2009 terrorist attack in which Army Maj. Nidal Hasan killed 13 people and wounded more than 30. U.S. officials believed Hasan was inspired by Al-Qaeda. The Pentagon only called the carnage “workplace violence.”
Obviously, all this could be scare tactics and disinformation. However, following Paris remaining ever diligent is of the utmost importance.