Islamic jihadis are determined to commit murder on an unprecedented scale inside the United States. The prevailing denial and willful ignorance about the ideological roots of this determination only make their will to destroy that much more difficult to counter.
The FBI and local authorities have stepped up security surrounding Super Bowl 50, including F-16 fighter jets, helicopters and K-9 teams, CBS Local reported Wednesday. Levi Stadium in Santa Clara, California, where the Super Bowl is to be held, can hold up to 68,500 people, and the threat of terrorism has increased in the wake of a growing terror threat worldwide….
The threat of terrorism was raised throughout the world — in particular on “soft targets,” or civilian areas — following a spate of attacks that occurred Nov. 13, 2015, in Paris. At least nine Muslim terrorists, all of them Belgian or French nationals, descended upon the city, slaughtering 130 people in restaurants, cafes, a concert hall and a stadium.
The attack on the Stade de France, a French sports arena, was foiled by security guards who did not allow the terrorists entry to the game, and security detail for the Super Bowl has been carefully monitoring the potential threat of a similar attack.
“Particularly with the rise in use by terrorist groups of the internet to inspire and recruit, we are concerned about the ‘self-radicalized’ actor(s) who could strike with little or no notice,” the FBI said in a report released earlier this month.