The Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Department of Homeland Security is warning of potential, new ISIS-inspired attacks in the United States.
The warning, issued Friday, Dec. 23rd, to law enforcement authorities across the nation instructed forces to be on “high alert” as Islamic State supporters call for chilling attacks on American churches and holiday destinations.
As reported in the Washington Examiner, the bulletin was prompted by a publicly available record of churches in the U.S. which was posted on a pro-Islamic State social media website.
“The FBI is aware of the recent link published online that urges attacks against U.S. churches,” the FBI said in a statement. “As with similar threats, the FBI is tracking this matter while we investigate its credibility.”
The Department is working closely with national, state, and local law enforcement to ascertain whether there is any specific and credible threat to public safety, at this time.
The warning comes days after Monday’s terrorist attack in Berlin, Germany in which an Islamic jihadist drove a hijacked truck at 40 m.p.h. into a bustling Christmas marketplace, leaving 12 people dead and 56 others injured. The Islamic State, through the Amaq News Agency, claimed responsibility Tuesday for the terrorist attack.
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