Al-Qaeda Issues Threat To US

( – In anticipation of New Year’s Eve, James Smith, Assistant Director in Charge of the New York Field Office, emphasizes the importance of vigilance among New Yorkers, stating, “See something, say something.”

A recent video from Al-Qaeda has surfaced, threatening an “open-source Jihad” against Western and Jewish targets, including airlines. Multiple federal authorities, including the TSA, are monitoring the situation. The TSA is currently on high alert due to the influx of people expected to celebrate the New Year, although they state, “not aware of any credible threats resulting from this video to date.”

The original video, released on Christmas Day, called for increased attacks on American, British, and French airlines. Specific airlines, such as American Airlines, United Airlines, Delta Airlines, British Airways, EasyJet, Air France, and KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, were reportedly mentioned.

The FBI acknowledges the threats and links them to the ongoing Israel-Hamas conflict, urging the public to report any suspicious activity. James Smith reassures the community that the FBI is actively tracking potential threats and hate crimes.

Mayor Eric Adams, during a press conference, asserts that there are “no credible threats” known to the NYPD, but they are collaborating with various law enforcement agencies to ensure the safety of New York City. The TSA maintains a risk-based, intelligence-driven approach to protect U.S. airlines and is in constant communication with partners to monitor and adjust security measures.

Advanced safety technologies, including computed tomography scanners and credential authentication technology, are in use. Security measures extend beyond checkpoints, with explosive-detecting canines and Federal Air Marshals visibly present in airports.

Smith encourages people to celebrate the New Year but stresses the importance of a vigilant eye, stating, “Have a good time. Do not worry. We are there to protect you.” He urges individuals to report anything suspicious to law enforcement or their local FBI Office. Report suspicious activity at