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    US Homeland Security Chief Calls for Vigilance Following New Video

    U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson is appealing for public vigilance following the release of a video purportedly by the Somali-based al-Shabab terrorist group calling for attacks on Western shopping malls. Johnson said the latest video underscores the fact that the global terrorist threat has entered a new phase.

    The U.S. Homeland Security Department says it is not aware of any specific, credible plot against the Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota or any other domestic commercial shopping center.

    The statement follows release of a video late Saturday purportedly by the al-Qaida-linked, Somali-based al-Shabab terrorist group, which calls for attacks on Western shopping malls. The group claimed responsibility for the September 2013 attack on Nairobi’s Westgate mall in which 67 people died. The masked narrator spoke of that attack at length.

    "If just a handful of mujahedin fighters could bring Kenya to a complete standstill for nearly a week, then imagine what a dedicated mujihad in the West could do to the American or Jewish-owned shopping centers across the world. What if such an attack were to occur in the Mall of America in Minnesota? Or the West Edmonton Mall in Canada? Or in London’s Oxford Street? Or any of the hundred or so Jewish-owned Westfield shopping centers dotted right across the Western world," said the narrator.

    He warned of more attacks in Kenya following the country’s military operations against al-Shabab in neighboring Somalia. The authenticity of the video could not be independently verified.

    More here: US Homeland Security Chief Calls for Vigilance Following New Video

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    It's always something to keep the masses distracted......and in this cultural scenario, doesn't take much to numb an already numbed society.

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