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Islamic Attack Planned Against Jacksonville?

Threat against Mayport and area strip clubs

The British newspaper Telegraph reports that 45 Muslim doctors are threatening to launch terrorist attacks against the United States – including right here in the home city of Paxety Pages.

“The first target which will be penetrated by nine brothers is the naval base which gives shelter to the ship Kennedy.” This is thought to have been a reference to the USS John F Kennedy, which is often at Mayport Naval Base in Jacksonville, Florida.

The message discussed targets at the base, adding: “These are clubs for naked women which are opposite the First and Third units.”

It also referred to using six Chevrolet GT vehicles and three fishing boats and blowing up petrol tanks with rocket propelled grenades.

Does this have anything to do with the man who, just this past Sunday, forced police to block streets in downtown Jacksonville by shouting in Arabic and English that he had a bomb in his car and would blow it up? The Florida Times Union reported the story

The man was identified as Yossef Bouchlarhem, 34, police spokeswoman Lauri-Ellen Smith said. When police first approached him, he was speaking in both English and Arabic and saying “Allah is great,” according to the police report.

Bouchlarhem has been charged with resisting police and with making a false report about a weapon of mass destruction, Smith said. Police reportedly searched a residence on Bert Road in connection with the case.

Additionally, a local dive shop owner told the FBI that one of the 911 hijackers had been in his shop the previous summer.  He says the man talked to him about renting dive equipment, and the owner thought it highly suspicious.

The Telegraph article includes photographs of several of the individuals involved.  Our own Mahone Dunbar comments as only he can –

Jesus Christ!  They should just show the pictures to Christian school children to scare them and let them know what the fight is all about . . . fanatical religious murder.  Or would that be considered profiling?  Hmmmm.

And no wonder this group wants to kill naked women; they’d have to sneak up on a cold to catch it.

Update – local radio station WOKV has picked up the story. On air, the station reports the Navy says it has no information on the threats.

Update 2 –  now the story is picked up by local TV station WJXT-TV.

Representatives from the Northeast Florida Terrorist Task Force said they had not heard of the threat and could not comment, referring Channel 4 to the FBI.

“We do not have any information that supports the text in this document,” Navy spokeswoman Lt. Karen Eifert said in a brief statement.

Remember you read it first here.

Update 3 – Countertrrrorism blog has the story here.

Update 4 – WOKV is now reporting on air that Duval County Emergency Management didn’t know anything about the threat.

Somehow I’m not impressed.


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