The United States changed following the September 11th attacks, commonly known as 9/11.
Four coordinated suicide terrorist attacks were carried out by al-Qaeda against the United States on Tuesday, September 11, 2001.
During the Obama presidency, a new Islamic extremist group called the Islamic State – also known as ISIS, ISIL, or Daesh – held about a third of Syria and 40 percent of Iraq.
Former President Trump directed the military to exterminate ISIS, wiping out 95% of them by December 2017, less than 1 year after taking office.
With ISIS dissolved, America thrived under Mr. Trump and domestic terrorists apparently had gone underground for 4 years BUT with the US/Mexico border wide open under Biden’s watch, it is unknown if additional Ismalic sympathizers have entered the US.
What we do know is someone just tried to kill 3 “infidels” on New Year’s Eve.
A suspect with possible Islamic extremism ties is in custody after three police officers were injured in a machete attack near Times Square on New Year’s Eve.
The officers were attacked at approximately 10:11 p.m. on Saturday at W 52nd Street and 8th Avenue, outside a police screening area for the New Year’s Eve festivities in Times Square, New York City Police Department (NYPD) commissioner Keechant Sewell told reporters at a press conference Sunday.
“Unprovoked, a 19-year-old male approached an officer and attempted to strike him over the head with a machete. The male then struck two additional officers in the head with the machete,” Sewall said.
One of the officers fired their weapon at the suspect, hitting him in the shoulder, and he was arrested shortly after.
Two of the injured officers were taken to Bellevue Hospital, where they were noted to be in stable condition. One of the wounded officers, who had been on the force for eight years, suffered a laceration to the head. Another officer, who had graduated from the police academy on Friday, was also struck in the head and suffered a laceration injury.
Another officer, who received unknown injuries, was taken to Mount Sinai West hospital and is expected to recover.
The alleged suspect was later identified as Trevor Bickford, 19, of Wells, Maine, the New York Post reported, citing law enforcement sources.
While Bickford has no criminal history, police sources told the Post that the FBI in Boston had had the alleged suspect on their radar, including having him placed on a guardian list due to his radicalization.
In addition, Bickford’s aunt reported his radicalization to authorities because he allegedly said he wanted to fight in Afghanistan.
Other law enforcement sources told the New York Daily News that Pickford is a “radicalized terrorist.”
The NYPD released an image of the weapon used in the attack, which commissioner Sewall described as a “large knife.”
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Bickford was also taken to Bellevue Hospital, where he is being treated for his injuries. His charges are pending, the Post noted.
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