April 3rd, 2012
12:00 PM ET

Image of NYC terror threat prompts probe

Law enforcement authorities, including the FBI and the NYPD, are investigating the origins of an online posting that pictured a cityscape of New York with the words "Al Qaeda. Coming Soon Again in New York."

The graphic image surfaced Monday on a few jihadist websites, featuring the words in the English, and has prompted officials to investigate who posted it.

FBI spokesman J. Peter Donald said that while his agency was investigating, "there is no specific or credible threat to New York at this time."

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  1. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "Right Wing Insanity"

    paraphrased from above:
    The graphic image surfaced Monday on a few jihadist websites, featuring the words in the English, and has prompted officials to investigate who posted it.
    If our officials knew these websites were linked to terrorism, then why weren't they shut down

    April 3, 2012 at 12:10 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "Right Wing Insanity"

    @my grammar
    Forgot the "?" in my above question.

    April 3, 2012 at 12:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • Facebook Alternative

      Because they will just find other ones to post on. At least this way, the FBI or whomever can monitor what they're saying/planning.

      April 3, 2012 at 2:13 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Opal Monroe

    They can scare you but they just can't fare they'll creep in the night- you'd miss the hare


    April 3, 2012 at 12:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Speaking of creepy....

      April 3, 2012 at 6:30 pm | Report abuse |
  4. fernace

    This sounds like some kid prank! I suppose it must be checked out! Opal Munroe, please don't quit your dayjob, but by all means bring us more of your crazy poetry!!

    April 3, 2012 at 1:44 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "Right Wing Insanity"

    It needs a little IP Man Wing Chun. Bust up them servers...waH!!! waH!!!
    ///Dis Jus In///
    "New Yorkers witness Jihad Server hurled out of 31st floor Queens apartment window".

    April 3, 2012 at 2:47 pm | Report abuse |
  6. chrissy

    lmfao @ jeff, awesome! Told ya, you were witty! 🙂

    April 3, 2012 at 4:27 pm | Report abuse |
  7. hamsta

    9/11 wasnt a credible threat either until after the fact.

    April 3, 2012 at 4:30 pm | Report abuse |
  8. chrissy

    And neither are you posing as hamsta! Troll!

    April 3, 2012 at 5:02 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "Right Wing Insanity"

    Hi Chrissy..hope your doing well. I'm aways trying to read into two sides of the story. It seems the real, dreary, mundane side, has alomst nothing to grasp on to. Somebody else is always in control of it. No. They're right..that is a pretty sick vision to be posting. Truthfully it sort of incites panic, which is a chargeable offense.

    April 3, 2012 at 5:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • leeintulsa

      @jeff: that's right. no bombs or anything are needed to terrorize people.

      probably would have been more effective if they had hacked into yahoo or something and put it up. who goes to jihadist websites?

      that'd be like me threatening my neighbor by putting a note up in my living room..

      April 4, 2012 at 9:05 am | Report abuse |
  10. saywhat

    There is always a lot of crazy stuff on countless deviant and hate sites. Hope the authorities get to this one.

    April 3, 2012 at 6:42 pm | Report abuse |

    we ard waiting 4 d creepy idiots, empty barrelz makes d loudest noise.

    April 3, 2012 at 6:43 pm | Report abuse |
  12. chrissy

    Hey saywhat! Howve you been? And yea, its some sick minds at work in any case. And @ jeff, humor is always the best way to go!

    April 3, 2012 at 7:25 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Superman

    Isnt this what bush jr said before 911?

    April 4, 2012 at 12:58 am | Report abuse |
  14. patrick ©

    I refuse to let these threats upset my daily life. I will not change my plans to fly out of NYC on Friday and head to Spain, Italy, and France. This is a long planned vacation and terror threats be damned. I will be bringing Victoria home with me. Will see all of you at the end of April.

    April 4, 2012 at 2:51 am | Report abuse |
  15. Michael

    A sick mind, a childish prank an act by Emanuel Goldstein, a threat by a possable terrorist, you the proles just go about your inane daily lives, your protector will take care of the dvil doer.

    April 4, 2012 at 1:56 pm | Report abuse |