Federal authorities warned local law enforcement authorities across the nation Friday that Islamic State (ISIS) sympathizers are continuing to call for attacks on churches and other holiday gathering sites.
The warning was issued after a publicly available list of US churches was posted on a militants’ social media site.
“As part of the continuous dialogue with our law enforcement partners, the FBI routinely shares information about potential threats to better enable law enforcement to protect the communities they serve,” an FBI spokesman said, adding that citizens are advised to maintain awareness of their surroundings and report suspicious activity.
“The FBI is aware of the recent link published online that urges attacks against US churches. As with similar threats, the FBI is tracking this matter while we investigate its credibility,” he said. “We continue to work closely with our federal, state and local law enforcement partners should there be any potential threat to public safety.”
Take good care this weekend, if you see something and/or someone that looks “out of place” report it immediately.
Separately, Thursday, police in Australia detained 5 men suspected of planning a series of Christmas Day attacks using explosives, knives and a gun in the heart of Melbourne.
Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah and Good Wished for Success in Y 2017