Islamic State jihadists planned to kidnap two random people off the street in Australia and then behead them, showing the video online as a way to demonstrate their worldwide reach. But Australian authorities discovered the plot, arresting 15 people in the country’s largest counterterrorism operation.
Do you doubt that ISIL (I’m just going to start calling them that) would like to do something similar in the United States? I predict that instead of the large-scale mass killings favored by al-Qaeda, the new ISIL-flavored terrorism will aim at smaller-scale attacks that are easier to carry out but that still have a maximum horrific impact. Think, beheadings. [Read more…]