What did the Islamic State reportedly say?
According to the report, terrorist group ISIS spread messages across social media like “ISIS in Manhattan” and “wait for us.”
Photos of Times Square and a “bomb belt and detonator” were included in the messages, Reuters noted.
“We will do more ops in your land, until the final hour and we will burn you with the flames of war which you started in Iraq, Yemen, Libya and Syria and Afghan,” one of the messages reportedly read. “Just you wait.”
Another message allegedly pointed to the Trump administration’s move to declare Jerusalem as the capital of Israel: “The recognition of your dog ‘Trump’ [sic] Jerusalem as the capital of Israel will make us recognize explosives as the capital of your country.”
What’s the history here?
Trump last week recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and announced his intentions to have the U.S. embassy moved from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
“I’ve judged this course of action to be in the best interest of the United States of America and the pursuit of peace between Israel and the Palestinians,” Trump said about his action.
Opponents argued that the president’s declaration could complicate Israeli/Palestinian peace talks.
President of the Palestinian Authority, Mahmoud Abbas, voiced opposition to Trump’s move, and said that there would be “dangerous consequences” to the Trump administration’s decision.
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