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Hizballah Terrorist Caught at Border Intended to Make a Bomb, Head to New York

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Ridgewood NJ, according to Homeland Security on March 9, authorities apprehended a self-identified Hizballah affiliate and undocumented Lebanese migrant near the southern U.S. border, where he reportedly admitted his intent to construct an explosive upon reaching New York.

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New Jersey Man Inspired by Hamas Arrested on Terrorism Charges

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Trenton NJ, Karrem Nasr, a 23-year-old from New Jersey, has been arrested by the FBI on charges of attempting to provide material support to the African-based terrorist organization al Shabaab. The arrest comes after Nasr reportedly became inspired to wage Jihad following the October 7 terrorist attacks. He is accused of flying from Egypt to Kenya on December 14 with the intent of joining the terrorist organization. Nasr allegedly communicated with an FBI confidential source, expressing his strong anti-American sentiments and indicating his readiness to engage in violent jihad. U.S. Attorney Damian Williams emphasized Nasr’s willingness to kill and be killed for the jihadist cause, describing America as ‘evil’ in his statements. Nasr is expected to appear in federal court later today.

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Impeach Mayorkas? 55% of Voters Approve Move Against DHS Secretary

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Ridgewood NJ, a majority of voters support congressional efforts to impeach Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas.

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FBI Director: US at High Risk of HAMAS-Inspired Terror Attacks

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Washington DC, nice to see the FBI focusing on the “bad guys” . FBI Director Christopher Wray warned Oct. 31 that the U.S. is at significant risk for a HAMAS-inspired homegrown violent extremist terrorist attack. The warning follows the Oct. 7 terrorist group’s attack on Israel. FBI intelligence analysts assessed that lone actors will be inspired by or react to the ongoing Middle East conflict. These individuals or small groups pose the most likely threat to Americans, especially Jewish, Muslim and Arab communities in the U.S. “The actions of HAMAS and its allies will serve as an inspiration the likes of which we haven’t seen since ISIS launched its so-called caliphate several years ago,” Wray told the U.S. Senate’s Homeland Security Committee during a recent hearing on worldwide threats. In just the past few weeks, multiple foreign terrorist organizations, including ISIS and al-Qa’ida, have called for attacks against Americans and the West. While the terrorism threat level has remained elevated throughout 2023, Wray said the Israel-HAMAS conflict has raised the threat of an attack against Americans in the U.S. to a “whole ‘nother level.” He noted that there’s no information indicating HAMAS’s intent or the group’s capability to attack the U.S. but said it’s a possibility that cannot be discounted.

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78% of American Voters Consider Hamas a Terrorist Group

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Ridgewood NJ, after this month’s attacks in Israel, American voters overwhelmingly view Hamas as terrorists, and want an investigation of the Palestinian organization’s U.S. supporters.

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 78% of Likely U.S. Voters believe Hamas should be considered a terrorist organization. Just eight percent (8%) disagree, while another 15% are not sure. (To see survey question wording  click here.

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Islamic Jihad Rocket Kills Hundreds at Gaza Hospital

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Gaza City , as thousands of rockets fired by terrorists in Gaza fell on Israeli population centers, at least one fell short , hitting a hospital in Gaza City. As many as 1 in 4 such rockets routinely fall within the Gaza strip, and last night’s projectile, fired by the Islamic Jihad terror group, struck the hospital and killed hundreds of civilians. US officials said yesterday a Tuesday explosion at a Gaza hospital was likely caused by a rocket launched from the nearby area. Hamas, which controls the Gaza Strip, has claimed an Israeli airstrike hit the building that housed hundreds of civilians at the time. The Gaza Health Ministry said at least 471 people had died.

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DHS Advisory Warns of ‘Heightened Threat Environment’ Ahead of 9/11 Anniversary

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Ridgewood NJ, the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, as well as upcoming religious holidays, “could serve as a catalyst for acts of targeted violence,” according to the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS). A National Terrorism Advisory System Bulletin issued on August 13 states that a “heightened threat environment” across the United States presents diverse and challenging threats from both domestic and foreign actors who communicate online to spread narratives and promote violent activity. Violent extremists motivated by race, ethnicity, or anti-government beliefs could use the ongoing impact of COVID-19 and associated restrictions as a focal point for action.

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