New York City may be radical Islam’s most gravitational target thanks to a long history as the worldwide symbol of American prosperity.
In many ways, New York City is the capital of the world. It is a city unrivaled in many ways, with its contemporaries being only London, Paris, Tokyo, and possibly Moscow. That is why terrorists often choose The Big Apple as a locale for their dastardly acts – it sends a message to the globe.
Today’s attack at the Port Authority in New York City was thankfully stifled by a faulty explosive device that failed to kill anyone, injuring only four people, none of which were in danger of long term physical effects.
The attack did, however, help to highlight just how despicable radical Islam can be by outing the motive for this botched attack as the recent move by President Trump to relocate the U.S. embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
“Police identified the suspect as Akayed Ullah, a 27-year-old man.
“Recent Israeli actions in Gaza compelled Ullah to carry out the attack, a law enforcement source said. The suspect was upset, in his words, with the ‘incursion into Gaza,’ the source said, but did not elaborate on what incursion he may have been alluding to. Israel launched airstrikes this weekend against what it said were Hamas targets in Gaza after several rockets were fired out of Gaza towards Israel. This came amid widespread protests over President Trump’s move to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
“Ullah is in custody and is now at Bellevue Hospital. He is being treated for lacerations and burns to his hands and abdomen.”
The embassy’s relocation, which could take as long as four years to complete barring any unforeseen circumstances, has been a hot button topic in the Middle East and beyond since its announcement last week.
The move has absolutely incensed the entirety of the radical Islamic community, who believe wholeheartedly that Israel should be wiped off of the map in order for Muslims to retake the land on which Jerusalem sits – a site holy to both religious sects. Given the propensity toward violence that Islam has shown throughout history, it comes as no surprise that Ullah’s attack and others like it should be on the rise.
A holy war of unbelievable magnitude could erupt at any time, and, given the tightly woven web of allegiances in the Middle East, there is little doubt that a significant conflict in the region could spread to all corners of the globe.