The Islamist terror group ISIS has again sent shockwaves across the world releasing a new video targeting the iconic Times Square in New York with a suicide bomber showing off his explosive vest, sending warning signals that the city is under radar for the next attack.
While the 5-minute video showed Paris attacks praising the Friday assault suicide bombers who had killed 129 people, it soon followed with pictures of New York City’s crowded place Times Square. The showcasing of an explosives-ladden vest by a suicide bomber is another warning that has sent NY Mayor to swear that the city will not be initimidated by such video threats.
The New York Police Department said in a statement that it is prepared and sending additional personnel into the city and strengthening its new anti-terrorism squad. “While there is no current or specific threat to the city at this time, we 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 statement said.
While NY Mayor Bill de Blasio said “The people of New York City will not be intimidated,” the police said similar video was released in April itself and they are prepared. “We understand it is the goal of terrorists to intimidate and disrupt our democratic society. We will not submit to their wishes.” Police Commissioner Bill Bratton said.
New York was the main target of 2001 plane attacks masterminded by the terrorist outfit Al Qaeda of Osama bin Laden that smashed the twin towers of World trade Center on Sept. 11, which has opened a new era of global terrorism that was triggered by Islamist terrorists.