After the terrorist attack yesterday that left 7 Londoners dead (and 48 injured) just days after the Manchester bombing, New York City has responded in a rather proactive way.
According to Breitbart:
The NYPD Counterterrorism Bureau has deployed its Critical Response Command unit and increased security throughout New York City following the multiple terrorist attacks late Saturday night in London.
The NYPD issued multiple statements on Twitter confirming the need for heightened security in America’s largest city following the attack in the British capital, while noting that police are not aware of any “specific and credible threats” to New York.
What exactly does that look like?
An increase in officials monitoring the city for various terrorist activity.
Heightened security for areas with high foot traffic and bridges, tunnels, airports, mass transit systems.
The United States Department of Homeland Security issued this statement late Saturday night:
“U.S. citizens in the area should heed direction from local authorities and maintain security awareness. We encourage any affected U.S. citizens who need assistance to contact the U.S. Embassy in London and follow Department of State guidance.”
Fox News adds that it has received word from DHS officials that they “have no information to indicate a specific, credible terror threat in the United States.”
Should the United States fear a terrorist attack?
Possibly, because for jihadists, committing acts of jihad while fasting guarantees greater riches in the afterlife. Shortly following the beginning of this year’s Ramadan, Islamic State terrorists published a message urging supporters to attack and kill “infidels” in an “all-out war.”
I’m not sure there is ever a time to be too vigilant when it comes to the threat of terror in this country and abroad.