February 22, 2015 2:00 pm -

Security has been increased after a threat by a group associated with al Qaeda.

[su_thin_right_skyscraper_ad]The group called for an attack similar to the one it carried out in the Westgate Mall in Nairobi, Kenya.
According to USA Today, the FBI and Department of Homeland Security are both aware of the threat.

In an appearance on ABC’s “This Week,” Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said the video was part of a “new phase” of terrorist threats.

“The video that was released by al Shabaab reflects what I believe is the new phase we’ve evolved in terms of the global terrorist threat and what we need to do in terms of counterterrorism,” Johnson said. “Groups like ISIL, al Shabaab, AQAP, are now publicly calling for attacks, either through the Internet, through videos, through publications, which means that we need to respond militarily. But we also have to have a whole government approach to law enforcement, Homeland Security and frankly, countering violent extremism efforts here in the homeland and communities.”

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D.B. Hirsch
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34 responses to Terrorist Threat Against Mall Of America

  1. edmeyer_able February 22nd, 2015 at 2:10 pm

    You would almost think this would be a time when Boehner and McConnell would be increasing the budget for DHS instead of trying to shut it down, go figure.

    • granpa.usthai February 22nd, 2015 at 2:45 pm

      in an ANTI AMERICAN GOP administration, all shopping centers would be shut down. (nobody in or out). All shopping mall employees/shoppers would be stripped naked, have a chain leash around their necks, beaten raped and tortured, held in secret locations until they revealed who the terrorist were. (all church sanctioned and supported, of course, as most malls are open on Sunday, which means mall employees/shoppers ain’t Kristian) anyway, so there’s really no need for a DHS except as a funnel for US treasury funds to be funneled into their offshore bank accounts.
      THIS POTUS won’t allow them to ‘protect’ America from shopping mall employees/shoppers, so right now their is no need for DHS.

  2. bluejayray February 22nd, 2015 at 2:19 pm

    I’m feeling smug–I already avoid large crowds and Big Box stores due to the ammosexual pandemic.

  3. Red Eye Robot February 22nd, 2015 at 2:28 pm

    Did I miss the part where he told us the real threat is the right wing tax protesters?

    • tracey marie February 22nd, 2015 at 2:29 pm

      go change your panties, you soiled yourself

    • edmeyer_able February 22nd, 2015 at 2:40 pm

      Fact…I’ll never worry more about daesh taking my life than I will that one that you support will kill me while minding my own business.

    • granpa.usthai February 22nd, 2015 at 2:48 pm

      yes. -you really need to go to public K-1 and practice reading skills. Public school teachers do a much better job at that than home school.
      then, the next time you have your mommie read to you, you’ll have a better understanding.

    • Obewon February 22nd, 2015 at 3:02 pm

      Back here in reality: “An attack by right wing radicals is either carried out or foiled every 34 days” in the USA. Defund DHS now so RWNJ domestic terrorists can finally succeed at something!

  4. granpa.usthai February 22nd, 2015 at 2:35 pm

    NOBODY in or out of the USA until after March 17th.

    It’s the POTUS call.

  5. Obewon February 22nd, 2015 at 2:46 pm

    Meanwhile GOP’s suicidal terrorists Insist upon defunding DHS on Friday! ‘If Republicans can’t agree by a Friday deadline, DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson said he “will have to furlough some 30,000 employees — mostly office people — while others front-line agents will have to work without paychecks.” Conservative Kamikazes keep preying for USA to fail.

    • trees February 23rd, 2015 at 6:03 am

      Pass the bill the congress sent to the Senate, it has funding for DHS, get your Prez to sign it…..

      Problem solved.

      • OldLefty February 23rd, 2015 at 8:16 am

        Or pass a clean bill and stop pretending to care about national security.

        • trees February 23rd, 2015 at 10:14 am

          So, I guess the Dems care not for security.If they cared they’d pass the bill and work on immigration with the Gop.

          • OldLefty February 23rd, 2015 at 10:22 am

            They did.

            Then Boehner would not bring it to the floor, because they whipped the voted and knew it would pass.
            The tea people could not abide it.

            The object for the GOP is not immigration or national security… it is, as former Sen. George Voinovich goes on record telling … “If Obama was for it, we had to be against it. “He [McConnell] wanted everyone to hold the fort. All he cared about was making sure Obama could never have a clean victory.”

          • arc99 February 23rd, 2015 at 10:35 am

            So I guess the Republicans care not for security. If they cared, they would pass a clean funding bill in the House and work on immigration with the Democratic party.

            There, fixed it for you.

            You’re welcome.

      • Obewon February 23rd, 2015 at 8:28 am

        Your GOP controlled senate doesn’t have votes to pass this, until a newly gutted bill is Conferenced Bill back to Boehner’s house for a redux.

  6. StoneyCurtisll February 22nd, 2015 at 7:08 pm

    If they announce they are going to attack this mall..

    It still has the effect of scaring people and making the police spend time and money for something that is probably a false threat..
    But it’s better safe than sorry.

  7. bpollen February 23rd, 2015 at 5:02 am

    They also threatened the one in Canada built by the same people who built the MOA. Do they have a beef with Iranians?

  8. trees February 23rd, 2015 at 6:00 am

    Ridiculous nonsense, right left wingers? There is no threat from Islamic radicals, they’re all on the other side of the world……

    So, go to the mall and grab a pretzel and glass of orange julius.

    Keep your cellphones handy, cause you never know when the Christians might try and behead you, or burn you alive.

    • OldLefty February 23rd, 2015 at 8:21 am

      Can they can count you in their success column?

      Meanwhile, there is a huge difference in acknowledging that ;

      “With or without religion, you would have good people
      doing good things and evil people doing evil things. But for good people to do
      evil things, that takes religion.”
      ― Steven Weinberg

      And… twisting that to mean that anyone said Christians are as great a threat.
      Especially when you need to get Muslims governments on board.

      • trees February 23rd, 2015 at 10:20 am

        Actually, for evil people to recognize their condition and to desire to change, requires an acknowledgement from within and an action from outside of themselves. For the unrepentant to be regenerated requires a God and a Savior.

        Without God, there is no such thing as good or evil

        • Jack E Raynbeau February 23rd, 2015 at 12:47 pm

          Sorry for your condition. I don’t need god to be a good person.

        • OldLefty February 23rd, 2015 at 1:20 pm

          Don’t be silly.

          I concur with Jack E Raynbeau and stand by the Steven Weinberg quote.

    • Obewon February 23rd, 2015 at 8:44 am

      One month of shopping days remain until “An attack by right wing radicals is either carried out or foiled every 34 days” in the USA via DHS Jeh Johnson.

    • Um Cara February 23rd, 2015 at 10:30 am

      Ridiculous nonsense, right left wingers? There is no threat from Islamic radicals, they’re all on the other side of the world.

      Hey Trees. Yup, your statement is ridiculous nonsense. It’s always easier to make up a ridiculous position, attribute it to those you disagree with, then argue against the ridiculous position. But it’s lazy. Come on Trees, you aren’t lazy. You don’t have to make up ridiculous statements – you can find a real one to argue against if you just poke around a bit.

      • trees February 23rd, 2015 at 10:36 am

        Hey! How are you?

        Dude, I wish I was making it up, but if you poke around under the hood here in LL you’ll find this sentiment, there have been zero ISIL/ISIS attacks on American soil and there aren’t any Islamic fighters here either. Poke around, you’ll see….

        • jasperjava February 23rd, 2015 at 11:56 am

          So some schmuck on the other side of the world makes an empty threat against a shopping mall in Minnesota, and your first reaction is to hide under the bed?

          It doesn’t take much to scare you right-wing cowards, does it.

          I wonder which is greater, your hate or your fear. I guess they must be equal, since one feeds the other.

          • FatRat February 23rd, 2015 at 4:02 pm


            ISIS Threatened To Invade Rome And The Italians Responded With Funny Travel Tips
            Tip: Don’t come over the alps with Elephants, the Romans are wise to that by now.

            [They seemed to be taking their threats with a certain amount of levity. (smile)]

        • OldLefty February 23rd, 2015 at 1:26 pm

          This is EXACTLY the reaction they are going for.

          All they have to do is say “BOO!!”, and we panic.

        • tracey marie February 23rd, 2015 at 4:34 pm

          why do you unhinged teabaggs always deflect and lie

  9. John Tarter February 23rd, 2015 at 9:16 am

    This is a case where the State Militias could be used. Roving patrols by appropriately armed citizens under the auspices of the state. We know that sooner or later we are going to got hit at soft targets like malls, so why don’t we be proactive on this matter? Armed militia members could immediately fight back and innocent lives could be saved.

    • Um Cara February 23rd, 2015 at 10:28 am

      why don’t we be proactive on this matter?

      I’d rather take my chances w/ Al Qaeda rather than your pals playing war (and probably cowboys and indians) in their ‘militias’.

    • tracey marie February 23rd, 2015 at 4:34 pm

      lol, the ones that rob, rape then kill people of color? No thanks, you nuts should stay close to your tenements on wheels and leave decent people alone

  10. craig7120 February 23rd, 2015 at 11:08 am

    In a country of guns, I expect mall shootings, school shootings, random acts of crime involving guns, duh.
    The dead don’t care what religion the person is or their motivation.

    LOL at militias, I certainly wouldn’t ask my grandpa with their musket to come out and defend a mall. My taxes are spent on security, police, fbi, dhs….