In their latest magazine, Daesh is calling for Canadian "jihadists" to rise up and launch attacks in the Great White North. Canadians note that it's hockey season, eh. There are thought to be a couple hundred Canadian Daesh sympathizers, however.
Streets in the Belgian capital city remain largely deserted today, save for the hundreds of heavily armed troops and police patrolling there. Public transport is still closed, hotels have locked their doors, and schools will remain closed tomorrow.
In Atlanta, Daesh have allegedly threatened an assault at the WWE Survivor Series event, which is slated for tonight at 7:30 p.m. (EST). Additional security measures are in place at the arena, and doors will open early, at 6:00 p.m. in order to facilitate the advanced security screenings. A WSB television reporter suggests that the alleged threat is merely a post released by Daesh identifying the event as a potential target for a "lone wolf" attacker.
Law enforcement agencies aren't ignoring it, but at present have no credible information in support of the allegation.
Obama's insistence notwithstanding, the governor of Michigan remains adamant in refusing to accommodate Syrian "refugees". As it happens, the city of Dearborn is America's only predominantly Muslim community, and residents there oppose the idea of taking in Syrian "refugees".
That's because the Muslims there are Shiite, whereas the Syrians that Obama insists will be resettled here are Sunni - as are Daesh and al-Quaeda.
FromNBC News (what is happening to the MSM, are they starting to get-it?):
They’re not rolling out the welcome wagon for the Syrian refugees in the Arab immigrant enclave of Dearborn, Michigan.
And some longtime residents told NBC News they even agree with Gov. Rick Snyder’s decision to suspend efforts to bring the long-suffering Syrians to his state after last week’s deadly terrorist attacks in Paris.
“We don’t need no more troubles, you know?” said Hicham Dawil, who immigrated to the U.S. three decades ago. “I feel bad for the people. On the other hand, look what’s happening in France. This is crazy, you know. It’s just evil.”
You can tell that Mr. Dawil's been there for a while; he talks he talks just like the natives do. Interestingly, there's a large contingent of Christian Syrian immigrants in Allentown, Pennsylvania - and they, too, oppose Obama's insistence upon resettlement. Of course, that's probably because just as with the Shiite Muslims, the Christians tend to lose their heads when a bunch of Sunni Muslims show up.
Barry seems to think they'll all just hold hands with the squirrels and the bunnies as they dance around the Maypole, singing "Everything is Beautiful".
In a move that's bound to have gun-grabbers breaking out their fainting couches, the Secretary General of Interpol suggests that in order to address terrorist attacks, an armed citizenry might be the best approach:
"Societies have to think about how they're going to approach the problem," Noble said. "One is to say we want an armed citizenry; you can see the reason for that. Another is to say the enclaves are so secure that in order to get into the soft target you're going to have to pass through extraordinary security."
"What I'm saying is it makes police around the world question their views on gun control. It makes citizens question their views on gun control. You have to ask yourself, 'Is an armed citizenry more necessary now than it was in the past with an evolving threat of terrorism?' This is something that has to be discussed."
This time in Mali, where Islamists attacked the Radisson Blu hotel, leaving 27 dead. Could have been worse; security forces freed approximately 100 hostages, killed two of the attackers, and are presently extricating others who've apparently holed up in an upper corner of the hotel.
Meanwhile, Kuwait authorities have arrested ten people for supplying money and weapons to Daesh, while back in Paris, the chairman of the Grand Mosque of Paris called for boots on the ground to rid the Middle East of Daesh. He's outraged at what he termed their perversion of his religion.
"It is absolutely necessary" to send armies to take ISIS territory, Dalil Boubakeur tells CNN's Christiane Amanpour.
It's certainly encouraging to see Muslim leaders firmly rejecting the terrorist ideology.
French authorities confirmed today that the ringleader in the Paris attacks has, if fact, assumed ambient temperature. It is suspected that he died of massive lead poisoning.
His image became infamous in Europe last year when a video surfaced on the Internet showing a laughing Abaaoud wearing a floppy hat and driving a pickup truck towing a group of tethered corpses through a field in northern Syria, apparently en route to a mass grave.
“Before, we towed jet skis, motorcycles, quad bikes, big trailers filled with gifts for vacation in Morocco,” Abaaoud says, mugging for the camera as he pilots the Dodge pickup through a field. “Now, thank God, following God’s path, we’re towing apostates, infidels who are fighting us.”
As it happens, there's not enough left of him to tow behind a truck. His vision of "God's path" appears to have led straight to Hell. This wasn't some poor, downtrodden, undereducated guy - he was pretty well off. As is the case for a surprising number of Daesh.
There wasn't enough left of the l'il sumbitch to identify until the forensics team got ahold of what was left; they couldn't even tell whether bullets did him in, or his girlfriend's suicide bomb. Whatever.
In any case, he and his BFF Allah seem to be together at last. That's all that matters.
They raided an apartment in a Paris suburb, and things didn't go all that well for the Daesh; one was killed by a combination of grenades and bullets, and a woman blew herself up. Seven guys were arrested. Five police were "lightly injured" and unfortunately an assault dog was killed.
This morning's raid carried on for about an hour, and was evidently extremely intense:
Amine Guizani told the Associated Press: "They were shooting for an hour, non-stop. There were grenades. It was going, stopping, Kalashnikovs, starting again."
Apparently, the other seven Daesh weren't quite ready to go see Allah. It must be disappointing to the leadership.
Obama's reaction to the Paris terror attacks seems uncharacteristically muted; usually, he hits the golf course and then flies to a few fundraisers following such an event, but this time he simply let five terrorists out of Gitmo and arrived late for the moment of silence in honor of the victims.
Two flights to Paris were diverted following bomb threats yesterday, while four Muslims were ejected from prior to takeoff after one of them was seen looking at a news report on his cell phone, explosives specialists were called to O'Hare over a "suspicious" package, a Disney Resort in Orlando was evacuated due to an unfounded bomb report, and finally, also in Florida, an idiot was arrested for threatening to firebomb an Islamic center.
It's safe to say that Daesh has successfully unnerved many here. Or unhinged them, as the case may be.
Meanwhile, NBC is reporting that Daesh has established a 24-hour "Jihadi Help Desk".
"They've developed a series of different platforms in which they can train one another on digital security to avoid intelligence and law enforcement agencies for the explicit purpose of recruitment, propaganda and operational planning," said Aaron F. Brantly, a counterterrorism analyst at the Combating Terrorism Center, an independent research organization at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.