Hopefully it’s just a bunch of malarky, but stay safe this coming weekend on your travels. If they do come to attack, let them be squashed like the roaches they are before anyone is harmed.
A pro-ISIS twitter account has threatened attacks at London Heathrow, LAX and New York’s JFK airports over the July 4 holiday weekend.
The account said that attacks would be carried out on planes ‘flying from Heathrow [Airport] to the US’ and warned that ‘there will be a device placed in either Heathrow, LAX or JFK airports.’
The threat was revealed by SITE Intelligence Group – the world’s leading non-governmental counterterrorism organization – on its website.
The group is directed by founder Rita Katz, who has tracked and analyzed global terrorism and jihadi networks for nearly two decades.
She is well-recognized as one of the most knowledgeable and reliable experts in the field and has received special recognition from FBI Director Robert Mueller for her ‘outstanding assistance to the FBI in connection with its investigative efforts.’
This comes as authorities in the US brace themselves for a weekend of traffic chaos as it was revealed that up to 43 million people will be travelling across the country for Fourth of July weekend.
Huge firework displays will take place across the nation, as well as concerts and family fun days.
On Thursday, the FBI said there are no specific or credible security threats against the United States known to law enforcement heading into the Fourth of July weekend.
‘However, law enforcement and members of the public must remain vigilant. … The FBI asks members of the public to maintain awareness of their surroundings and to report any suspicious activity to law enforcement,’ an FBI spokeswoman said in a statement to Reuters.