First it came from various jihadist websites (see “Al Qaeda warnings and the Qur’an,” below); now it is coming from all over: Al Qaeda is planning a major attack in early November.
Of course, these threats have proven worthless many times before. It may be that Al Qaeda has been decimated to the extent that the only way it can get to us now is to try to scare us. I am not putting off a trip today from Secure Undisclosed Locationville to one of the cities mentioned in the warnings to Muslims. Nonetheless, to think that any and all threats from Al Qaeda or from any radical Muslim group are now worthless would be naive. This is by no means a force that has been neutralized.