It is hard to fathom that there was a coordinated attack in three states–that two bomb incidents and a mass stabbing would have had any connection. Besides the fact of distance, there is the fact that there are clearly two styles of violence involved.
Ahmad Khan Rahami was arrested in New Jersey after a shootout with police. And there is clearly a link between the three devices found in NY and NJ. But, the stabbing seems to be different. It is also the only one of the three that has been claimed as of the time of the writing of this article.
The Christian News reports:
Amaq, the news agency affiliated with the Islamic State group, issued a statement on Sunday saying, “The executor of the stabbing attacks in Minnesota yesterday was a soldier of the Islamic State and carried out the operation in response to calls to target the citizens of countries belonging to the crusader coalition.”
But was the bombings also motivated by that call from ISIS? It is unclear. As yet, all we are really clear on is the fact that we are facing people who are seeking the destruction of our society. And there is a fear that Rahami was not working alone.
The bombings led authorities to believe there may be a terror cell at work in those two states, law enforcement officials told CNN Monday.
Could this actually be a terror cell active in New York? If so, the citizens of the Tri-State area might be in for a long fall.
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