'Al-Qaeda Coming to NY' Web Graphic Rattles Officials
NYPD, FBI probing image posted on terror-friendly sites
By Rob Quinn, Newser Staff
Posted Apr 3, 2012 1:56 AM CDT
Updated Apr 3, 2012 3:35 AM CDT
"We take all things like this seriously," an NYPD spokesman says of the graphic.   (NYPD)

(Newser) – The most popular Internet forums linked to al-Qaeda have gone offline over the last couple of weeks, but a disturbing image has surfaced on those that remain. "Al Qaeda Coming Soon Again in New York," warns the graphic, which contains an image of the New York City skyline, the New York Daily News reports. The FBI and NYPD are trying to trace the source of the image, which has appeared on several Arabic-language websites.

"The NYPD Intelligence Division’s cyber unit is investigating the origin and significance of the graphic which appeared on the few Arabic-language al-Qaeda forums that remain online at the moment," said an NYPD spokesman. FBI officials say that while the agency is "aware of the posting, and investigating its authenticity and origin," there is "no specific or credible threat to New York at this time."

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Apr 3, 2012 8:51 PM CDT
please wear a t-shirt with this on it if you want to come back to New York! The fact is there are already terrorists here in our country,plotting on our on grounds. And the New York police an FBI an all those who are trained to protect the people.They have every right to watch muslims and make sure this country is safe,Because it has been muslims who have bombed and brought a lot of this trash over here! And get them out of the roads! this is illegal too .it is a form of them trying to be pushy to Americans and it makes them feel like they are gaining ground.If the do not want to worship in their mosque. am sure something else useful could be done with them.For some reason they really like our roads.Must be the ass-fault.
Apr 3, 2012 7:15 PM CDT
Apr 3, 2012 5:26 PM CDT
Obama welcomes you.....and you get all kinds of free entitlements....and a free taxi......