Is a movie poster-style online graphic really just a marketing ploy for a sequel to the 1981 cult classic film 'Escape from NY'? Or is it really a warning from Al-Qaeda that they have bigger plans for the big apple than 9/11?
According to Yahoo News, via the Associated Press, a mock movie poster surfaced on a website warning al-Qaida plans to return to New York City, but the NYPD says they are convinced that it's an actual threat.
I wonder what it would take to convince the NYPD of a serious threat from Al-Qaeda?
The feds -- more specifically, Homeland Security -- are all over the movie poster warning. The feds aren't taking any chances. They are monitoring the Arab-language website for any other signs of apocalyptic-style warnings.
Authorities surmise that the movie-style graphic was created by an amateur, and posted online. That amateur does very good graphics work. But is he a terrorist?
According to the AP, "investigators learned about the online amateur graphic on Monday. The graphic shows the Manhattan skyline at sunset with "Al Qaeda" in bold type followed by "Coming Soon Again in New York."
Al-Qaida took responsibility for the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, which destroyed the World Trade Center and killed thousands of Americans. The U.S. has been at war with Al-Qaeda ever since.
FBI spokesman J. Peter Donald says the agency takes all threats seriously and "there is no specific or credible threat to New York."
That should bring some measure of comfort to you New Yorkers... lol.