The holiday season and New Year is a time to celebrate, but with recent terror threats and attacks, celebrations are accompanied by increased security and vigilance.
All around the world, law enforcement are amping up their security protocol to prevent jihadis from carrying out attacks against civilians.
In December, the Islamic State urged the ummah (the worldwide Muslim community) to attack Christians and Jews (the filthy kuffar) on Christmas, Hanukkah and other holiday celebrations. Earlier this December, Anis Amri, anSIS jihadi plowed a truck into a Christmas market killing 12 and injuring over 50 people. In Nice, France, a jihadi plowed a truck into a Bastille Day celebration, killing 86 and injuring nearly 450 people. Jihadis have been using trucks in more attacks recently in an effort to run over as many people as possible.
Since those attacks, measures have been put in place to prevent more truck terror attacks. The NYPD barred trucks from entering Times Square and boosted security by placing 65 20-ton sanitation trucks and 100 patrol cars at intersections surrounding the Times Square festivities. However, NYC was just one of many large and iconic U.S. cities that increased security.
“We live in a changing world now,” said NYPD Commissioner James O’Neil.
Increased security is no longer just for the holidays. It’s here to stay.
“It is the new normal,” said Pamela Geller, President of the American Freedom Defense Initiative. “It doesn’t have to be, but Obama’s suicidal policies regarding Muslim immigration make it necessary. This doesn’t have to be the case, but there are an unknowable number of jihadis among the Muslim migrants he has brought in. New Year’s Eve, once a huge party celebrating life and the coming New Year, is now fraught with terror and peril.”
Jihadi’s didn’t waste any time this holiday season. During a New Year celebration, just minutes after the New Year began, an ISIS gunman dressed as Santa Clause stormed a Turkish nightclub in Istanbul, killing 39 people.
Since September 11, 2001, there have been over 30,000 terrorist attacks carried out by Muslims, and the New Year will only bring more.
“The intensity of the attacks is increasing and the lethality of them is also increasing. We’re not immune from that growing trend. So sadly, I think this is the new normal – until we begin to take more effective steps to identify the nature of the threat,” said Philip Haney, a retired Customs and Border Protection officer and founding member of the Department of Homeland Security.
The rise in terror threats and attacks has caused a change in the American way of life, forcing people to be more vigilant and fearful of terrorism. Islamic terror has become a huge problem in America and Europe, which calls for serious concern about U.S. immigration policy.
“In all of these cases – Nice, Berlin, Ohio State and all of the other recent terrorist events – the perpetrator has been a Muslim migrant or son of a Muslim migrant. That goes for the attacks in Orlando against a gay nightclub, the attack in San Bernardino against an office Christmas party, the attack on Chattanooga that killed five U.S. servicemen, the attack on a St. Cloud, Minnesota, mall. All of these attacks were done by Muslim migrants or their sons, families brought here at the invitation of our government,” said Leo Hohmann, author of the brand new book “Stealth Invasion: Muslim Conquest Through Immigration and the Resettlement Jihad.”
Preventing Islamic terror in the U.S. begins with re-evaluating who we let in.
“They are succeeding in terrorizing the entire Western world,” said Geller.
Terror attacks will continue to happen in America until U.S. leaders change the immigration system so that there are more restrictions on people coming from terror-hotbeds.
It’s the New Year’s holiday and this weekend Americans are attending parties, public celebrations, football games and other events.
And while security has always necessarily been tight at these types of events, revelers will notice more security than ever this year.
Specifically, they will notice measures designed to prevent attackers from driving their vehicles into crowds of people in an effort to kill as many pedestrians as possible.
In Manhattan, home of the iconic New Year’s Eve celebration, police surrounded Times Square with massive 20-ton sanitation trucks weighted with an extra 15 tons of sand. The 65 trucks, along with 100 patrol cars at intersections surrounding the Times Square festivities, offered a layer of protection not seen in years past.
New York Police Department officials told ABC News its preparations were influenced by the deadly truck-driving attacks in crowded areas of Berlin, Germany and Nice, France, this year. It was less than two weeks ago that a Tunisian Muslim plowed a truck into a Christmas market in Berlin, killing 12 people and injuring 56 more. In July, another Tunisian-born Muslim drove a cargo truck into crowds celebrating Bastille Day on the promenade in Nice, killing 86 people and injuring 434.
“We live in a changing world now,” NYPD Commissioner James O’Neil told ABC.
“It can’t just be, ‘What happens in New York, what happens in the United States?’ It has to be more, ‘What happens worldwide?’”