Al Qaeda again threatens New York, Washington and Los Angeles
Monday, November 3, 2003
A new message was posted in the last few hours by the Jeddah-based al-Qaeda-linked Al-Islah (Reform) society calling on Muslims to flee New York, Washington and Los Angeles in advance of major al Qaeda attacks in those cities. This is revealed by DEBKAfile.
The message accuses the United States of predetermining its end (doom) by its policies. The Jews rule the Pentagon by remote control and (are the cause) of Muslims being killed in every corner of the world. The United States should therefore expect more blows.
The message is signed on behalf of the al Bayan (The Threat) movement by your warrior brother, Abul Hassan al Khadrami.
Our Muslim expert identifies the name of the signatory as belonging to a Yemeni from Hadhrameuth, the Bin Ladens place of origin where Osama enjoys substantial tribal support.
DEBKAfiles counter-terror sources stress that warnings appearing on these forums are taken both very seriously and with caution by the intelligence services keeping track of the terrorist networks electronic traffic.
Last November, Jeddah-based fundamentalist forums addressed a message to an
Al Qaeda member, saying whoever understands understands; whoever knows,
knows, but we are marching towards an operation that will take us to Paradise.
Three days later, the Mombasa Paradise hotel was blown up killing 12 Kenyans
and 3 Israelis and a failed shoulder-launched Strela anti-air missile missed
an Israeli airliner at Mombasa airport.