John Bolton says Al-Shabaab’s call for a terrorist attack on the Mall of America is very serious, pointing out groups like ISIS have shown that they are perfectly capable of inspiring terrorist attacks in Europe and that it’s only a matter of time before it happens here in the US. He also points out that there are many Somali-Americans who we know that have attended terrorist training camps and it would be easy for them to return without being flagged or put on a watch list.
What Bolton is responding to occurred last night as the Somali terrorist group Al-Shabaab released a video calling for an attack on the Mall of America in Minnesota:
FOX NEWS – A new video from Al Shabaab purportedly shows the terror group calling for an attack on Mall of America, in Bloomington, Minn.
According to Fox 9, the mall is one of three similar targets the terror group specifically names, including West Edmonton Mall in Canada and the Oxford Street shopping area in London.
The video purportedly shows 6 minutes of graphic images and the terrorists celebrating the 2013 Westgate Mall attack in Nairobi, Kenya, that killed more than 60 people.
An image of the Mall of America is shown in the video, alongside its GPS coordinates. The mall says it is ramping up its security in response.