Explosion in New York was an act of terror and ISIS takes credit for Minnesota terror–more terrorism is expected

Islamic State supporters are sending a message of destruction to the USA. Posting under the hashtag “#AmessagefromISIStoUS,” individuals who appeared to be members of the Islamic State said the militant group had an “appointment in New York.”

Islamic State supporters are sending a message of destruction to the USA. Posting under the hashtag “#AmessagefromISIStoUS,” individuals who appeared to be members of the Islamic State said the militant group had an “appointment in New York.”


There was an intentional explosion in New York City:

New York blast ‘obviously an act of terrorism,’ but not linked to international group, Cuomo says

September 18, 2016

All 29 victims who were injured in a New York City explosion have been released from hospitals, Gov. Andrew Cuomo told reporters Sunday.

Cuomo also said 1,000 additional New York State Police officers and National Guard troops will be deployed to patrol bus terminals, airports and subway stations.

The deployment is “just to err on the side of caution,” he said. “I want New Yorkers to be confident when they go back to work on Monday that New York is up and running and we’re doing everything that we need to do.”

“At this time there’s no evidence of an international terrorism connection with this incident, but it is very, very early in the investigation, and it’s just starting,” New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo told reporters Sunday, a day after an explosion injured 29 people in New York City’s Chelsea neighborhood.”It depends on your definition of terrorism. A bomb exploding in New York is obviously an act of terrorism, but it’s not linked to international terrorism,” he said.


September 18, 2016

CHELSEA, Manhattan (WABC) — New York City’s mayor said an explosion in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan Saturday night that injured 29 people was an “intentional act.

Of course an intentional explosion like this is a type of terrorism. It is unclear, however, why Governor Cuomo can be so sure that there is no link to international terrorism.

The group calling itself the Islamic State (ISIS) has repeatedly called for terrorist actions in New York. Whether or not they helped motivate this terrorist act is not clear as I write this.

But notice also the following:

September 18, 2016

SIS has claimed credit for the stabbings in Minnesota calling the attacker a “soldier of the Islamic State.”

Approximately 1 hour after an IED explosion rocked New York City, a knife-wielding man, dressed in a private security uniform, went on a stabbing rampage at the Crossroads Center Mall in St. Cloud, Minnesota.  8 people were injured in the stabbings and all but 1 have been treated for their injuries and subsequently released from a local hospital.

The attacker’s name has not yet been released by St. Cloud police though the St. Cloud Times reported that the attacker asked at least one victim whether they were Muslim andreferenced Allah during the assault.  That said, Police Chief William Blair Anderson declined to call the attacks an act of terrorism.

The Bible shows that terrorism will hit the USA based upon various prophecies:

14 ‘But if you do not obey Me, and do not observe all these commandments, 15 and if you despise My statutes, or if your soul abhors My judgments, so that you do not perform all My commandments, but break My covenant, 16 I also will do this to you: I will even appoint terror over you, wasting disease and fever which shall consume the eyes and cause sorrow of heart. And you shall sow your seed in vain, for your enemies shall eat it. 17 I will set My face against you, and you shall be defeated by your enemies. Those who hate you shall reign over you, and you shall flee when no one pursues you. (Leviticus 26:14-17)

25 The sword shall destroy outside; There shall be terror within (Deuteronomy 32:25)

12 “Cry and wail, son of man; For it will be against My people, Against all the princes of Israel. Terrors including the sword will be against My people; Therefore strike your thigh. (Ezekiel 21:12)

12 Behold, these are the ungodly,Who are always at ease; They increase in riches…19 Oh, how they are brought to desolation, as in a moment! They are utterly consumed with terrors. (Psalms 73:12,19)

25 Because you disdained all my counsel, And would have none of my rebuke, 26 I also will laugh at your calamity; I will mock when your terror comes, 27 When your terror comes like a storm, And your destruction comes like a whirlwind, When distress and anguish come upon you. (Proverbs 1:25-27)

5 Also they are afraid of height, And of terrors in the way (Ecclesiastes 12:5).

Last night’s bombing in New York City is certainly consistent with “There shall be terror within” (Deuteronomy 32:25).

Terrorist acts are affecting the USA election.  Notice a little about this one:

September 18, 2016

Hillary Clinton judged Donald Trump’s rush to judgment Saturday night after an explosion in New York City — saying it would have been “wiser to wait” before babbling.

“I think it’s important to know the facts about any incident like this,” Clinton told reporters on her charter plane when asked about Trump’s jump to conclusions. …

About half an hour after the explosion, Trump stepped off his private jet in Colorado Springs and told supporters “a bomb went off in New York.”

“Nobody knows exactly what’s going on, but boy, we are living in a time,” the Republican presidential nominee said.

“We better get very tough, folks.”

Of course an intentional explosion like what happened in New York City can be properly characterized as a bomb going off.

Why bring that up?

Because so far, terrorist incidents have seemed to help Donald Trump in the polls.  They seemed to have helped him gain the Republican presidential nomination, and could also be a factor in him possibly winning the US presidential election.  We will see.

Basically, Donald Trump has portrayed himself as tough against terror, while portraying Hillary Clinton as soft on terrorism. The handling of this latest incident in New York City is consistent with that.

The Bible says that God will decide who He wants in various offices:

17 ‘This decision is by the decree of the watchers, And the sentence by the word of the holy ones, In order that the living may know That the Most High rules in the kingdom of men, Gives it to whomever He will, And sets over it the lowest of men.’ (Daniel 4:17)

Various events that occur between now and November 8th will affect the USA election. Terroristic acts may well be a factor.


News presenter:  Bill Wedekind.