Newest al Qaeda Terror Threat: Explosives on Small Planes

by 1389 on September 4, 2011

in 1389 (blog admin), airlines and aviation, al-Qaeda, Islam, Islamic terrorism, September 11, 2001

Terror warning: Al-Qaida looks to load explosives on small planes

(h/t: Jihad Watch)

9/3/2011 9:25:33 PM ET

WASHINGTON — The FBI and Homeland Security have issued a nationwide warning about al-Qaida threats to small airplanes, just days before the anniversary of the 2001 terrorist attacks.

Authorities say there is no specific or credible terrorist threat for the 10-year anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon. But they have stepped up security nationwide as a precaution.

According to a five-page law enforcement bulletin issued Friday, as recently as early this year, al-Qaida was considering ways to attack airplanes.

The alert, issued ahead of the summer’s last busy travel weekend, said terrorists have considered renting private planes and loading them with explosives.

“Al-Qaida and its affiliates have maintained an interest in obtaining aviation training, particularly on small aircraft, and in recruiting Western individuals for training in Europe or the United States, although we do not have current, credible information or intelligence of an imminent attack being planned,” according to the bulletin obtained by The Associated Press.

The bulletin also says al-Qaida would like to use sympathetic Westerners to get flight training, then get them to become flight instructors.

Matthew Chandler, a spokesman for the Department of Homeland Security, described the bulletin as routine.

“We shared this information with our partners to highlight the need for continued awareness and vigilance,” he said.
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1 Kursk September 4, 2011 at 11:32 pm

It’s a sad and telling thing to see how Islamists use 21st century technology to force 7th century ideas on the world: all because their ideology has left them bereft of the ability to drag themselves out of the muck and join the rest of the civilized world.

All they are doing is rubbing the tinder sticks together that will erupt into the bonfire that will consume their religion and peoples..a clash of civilizations is inevitable, and war will follow.

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