According to Iraq’s prime minister and reported by the Associated Press and Fox News on Thursday, an attack by the radical Muslim ISIS’ foreign fighters on the United States and Paris’ subway systems is imminent, although National Security Spokeswoman Caitlin Hayden said the plot hasn’t been confirmed. Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi told Fox News and the Associated Press that he was informed of the of the plot by Iraq’s intelligence in Baghdad, and that it was the work of foreign fighters of the Islamic State group in Iraq.
al-Abadi said when asked if the attacks are imminent, “I’m not sure.” In addition, when asked if the attacks had been thwarted, he said, no. “Today, while I’m here I’m receiving accurate reports from Baghdad that there were arrests of a few elements and there were networks from inside Iraq to have attacks … on metros of Paris and U.S. “They are not Iraqis… some of them are French, some of them are Americans. But they are in Iraq.”
Leah Barkoukis, Managing Editor at Townhall Magazine reported on the threats that security has been increased in various cities including New York where National Security Spokeswoman Caitlin Hayden told Barkoukis, “We have not confirmed such a plot, and would have to review any information from our Iraqi partners before making further determinations. We take any threat seriously and always work to corroborate information we receive from our partners. We’re obviously very focused on the issue of foreign fighters, as you saw evidenced yesterday at the Security Council session the President chaired.”
Meanwhile, ISIS’ brutal attacks and murders of innocent Christians and non-Muslims continue with the latest of the murder of a female human rights activist. ISIS killed Samira Salih al-Nuaimi last week in a northeastern district of the Mosul while she was home with her husband and three children, after their self-proclaimed religious court ruled that she had abandoned Islam.
“By torturing and executing a female human rights’ lawyer and activist, defending in particular the civil and human rights of her fellow citizens in Mosul, ISIL (ISIS) continues to attest to its infamous nature, combining hatred, nihilism and savagery, as well as its total disregard of human decency,” Nickolay Mladenov, the U.N. envoy to Iraq, said in a statement.
Hanaa Edwer, a prominent Iraqi human rights activist, told Fox News that at least five female political activists have been killed in recent weeks by the Islamic State group in Mosul, including al-Nuaimi, who Edwer stated, who was also running for a seat on the Iraqi provincial council. “But it is not just women being targeted. They will kill anyone with a voice…it is terrifying,” Edwer said.