Islamist Threats to the North American Economy and to Jews

On February 21, 2015, one of the lesser known groups of those competing for the Oscar for the greatest global threat of Islamic terrorism made an appearance in the modern form of a video broadcast.  The organization calling itself al-Shabaab (The Youth), the Somali affiliate of al-Qaeda, issued a highly professional 77-minute propaganda video calling for attacks on major Western shopping centers in Europe and North America.   The masked speaker in the video, against a background of violent images, claimed responsibility for the September 21, 2013 attack on the Westgate shopping mall consisting of 80 shops in Nairobi, Kenya, where a number of masked gunmen killed 67 people and wounded 175 others.  The mall was owned by Israelis, and that at least 4 restaurants in the mall were owned and operated by Israelis. Speaking with a British accent, he warned that the Westgate event was “just the beginning.”  He called on Muslim groups to attack other...(Read Full Article)

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