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PostSubject: Chief of Homeland Security worries about ISIS and the Mall of America    Sun Feb 22, 2015 4:10 pm




WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. homeland security chief said on Sunday he takes seriously an apparent threat by Somali-based Islamist militants against prominent shopping sites in the West including the Mall of America in Minnesota and urged people there to be careful.

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson was reacting to a video attributed to al Shabaab appearing to call for attacks on Western shopping areas, specifically mentioning Mall of America, the West Edmonton Mall in Canada, London's Oxford Street and sites in Paris.

"This latest statement from al Shabaab reflects the new phase we’ve evolved to in the global terrorist threat, in that you have groups such as al Shabaab and ISIL publicly calling for independent actors in their homelands to carry out attacks," Johnson told the CNN program "State of the Union," using an acronym for the militant group Islamic State.

Asked about the threat to Mall of America, which is one of the world's largest shopping areas, Johnson said: "Anytime a terrorist organization calls for an attack on a specific place, we've got to take that seriously." He advised people going to the Mall of America to be particularly careful.

Some U.S., European and Canadian officials expressed skepticism about the credibility of the threat made in the video.



One U.S. intelligence official said security officials indeed are worried about the risk of an attack on U.S. soil by a solitary militant, but al Shabaab as a group has not appeared to gain much traction with most Somalis in the West, including in Minneapolis.

"In balance, I don't think this video adds much on top of the ubiquitous 'lone offender' threat,” said the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity.

Staff Sergeant Brent Meyer of Canada's Royal Canadian Mounted Police said "there is no evidence at this time of any specific or imminent threat to Canadians." In Britain, a spokesman said London police were aware of the video and were assessing it.

Mall of America and West Edmonton Mall issued statements saying they were implementing extra security measures.

Minnesota is home to a sizeable Somali-American population. U.S. law enforcement officials have been concerned about the potential for radicalization among some of the community.


A Minnesota man was indicted last week on charges of conspiring to support Islamic State and lying to federal agents investigating recruitment by militant groups.

Prosecutors said dozens of people from the Minneapolis-St. Paul area, many of them Somali-Americans, have traveled or attempted to travel overseas to support groups such as Islamic State or al Shabaab since 2007.

"I’m very concerned about the serious potential threat of independent actors here in the United States. We’ve seen this now in Europe. We’ve seen this in Canada," Johnson said.

Privately owned Mall of America, located in Bloomington, near Minneapolis, has about 40 million visitors a year, and contributes nearly $2 billion in annual economic activity to the state of Minnesota, according to its website. Major stores in the complex include retailers Aeropostale , H&M and Macy's .

The West Edmonton Mall in Alberta gets about 30.8 million visitors a year, according to its website. Oxford Street is one of London's busiest shopping areas, home to several large department stores.

Al Shabaab claimed responsibility for a 2013 attack on the high-end Westgate shopping mall in Nairobi, Kenya that killed 67 people, raising fears about mall safety around the world.

Canadian have been on alert in the wake of two 2014 attacks by Muslim converts including a gunman who attacked Canada's Parliament in October, killing a soldier at a nearby war memorial.

Inside the Mall of America, Nick Disbrowe, 23, said he was not entirely surprised when told about the videotape threat.

"If anyone is going to target anything, it's the Mall of America," he said.

(Additional reporting by Valerie Volcovici and Mark Hosenball in Washington, Jeffrey Hodgson in Toronto and Todd Melby in Bloomington, Minnesota; Editing by Robin Pomeroy, Stephen Powell and Frances Kerry)
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PostSubject: Re: Chief of Homeland Security worries about ISIS and the Mall of America    Sun Feb 22, 2015 4:12 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Chief of Homeland Security worries about ISIS and the Mall of America    Sun Feb 22, 2015 4:40 pm

[quote="Jacob Gold"][center]"Allah Akbar"




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Michael Rozin served in a specialized infantry unit in Israeli Defense Forces. After the military service Mr. Rozin completed the Advanced Security and Anti-Terrorism Training at Israeli Security Academy under the oversight of the Israeli Security Agency and joined the Israeli Airport Authority where he worked as a security agent for Ben-Gurion International Airport. In the USA Michael Rozin was employed by Mall of America as Security Manager. In this capacity he has developed, implemented and managed a behavior detection unit focused on mitigating the threat of terrorism. Michael Rozin is the founder of Rozin Security Consulting LLC focused on providing risk assessments, security design and establishment of behavior detection programs. Mr. Rozin is a graduate of the Interdisciplinary Center in Hertzliya, Israel.
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PostSubject: Re: Chief of Homeland Security worries about ISIS and the Mall of America    Sun Feb 22, 2015 5:24 pm

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Inside the Mall of America, Nick Disbrowe, 23, said he was not entirely surprised when told about the videotape threat.

"If anyone is going to target anything, it's the Mall of America," he said.

The Mall of America (MoA) is a shopping mall owned by the Triple Five Group.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mall_of_America

Triple Five Group is a shopping mall owner and operator, hotel operator and real estate company based in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. They are well known for their ownership of two of North America's largest malls, West Edmonton Mall in Canada and Mall of America in Minneapolis-St. Paul.[2] The company also owns the American Dream Meadowlands mall to open at the Meadowlands Sports Complex in New Jersey in 2016. The company is closely held, owned and operated by the Ghermezian family of Canada. It maintains executive offices in Alberta and Las Vegas, Nevada.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Triple_Five_Group

The Ghermezian family is a Iranian Canadian family of Iranian Jewish origins who have developed several of the world's largest shopping malls. The family's holdings include the Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota and the West Edmonton Mall in Edmonton, Alberta.[1][2] In 2011, the family's Triple Five Group acquired the troubled Xanadu Meadowlands project in New Jersey. Triple Five renamed the project American Dream Meadowlands and has announced a major expansion and revamping of the under-construction mall, now expected to open in the fall of 2016.

The patriarch of the family, Jacob Ghermezian, (1902 – January 3, 2000)[3] moved from Iran to Canada with his four sons in 1964.[4] The four, Eskandar, Nader, Raphael and Bahman grew the family rug business into a real estate and construction empire.

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Casino Plan Puts Secretive Family into the Spotlight
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"A secretive and powerful family that controls a worldwide development empire, including some of the largest and most well-known malls in North America, has quietly been acquiring an extensive real estate portfolio in the Las Vegas Valley. Beginning nearly 15 years ago, when they played a key role in developing Peccole Ranch, a quartet of Iranian-born Canadian brothers has quietly amassed some high-profile Las Vegas properties while steadfastly avoiding publicity themselves. If not for a controversial plan to develop a neighborhood casino in Spring Valley, the family probably could have kept out of the public eye. But their effort to establish a 300-room, eight-story casino in the heart of a residentially zoned area sparked protests from hundreds of nearby residents, a controversial Clark County Commission vote, a lawsuit and a state appeal panel to review that vote ... Keeping the Ghermezian name out of the newspapers has been a goal of the family for two decades; only a handful of reporters have gotten access to the family. But a few facts about the family have come to light. Brothers Nader, Eskander, Raphael and Bahman Ghermezian are the heart of the family's business interests. And the family's development efforts frequently land them in court ... Even those who know the Orthodox Jewish family -- such as Clark County Commissioner Mary Kincaid -- are surprised by the level of the brothers' investment in the Las Vegas Valley. All of those who have dealt with the family describe them as deeply private, but also intensely combative. They also are described by journalists and politicians who have dealt with the family as hard-as-nails political and legal operators. The family has been dogged by lawsuits and charges of improper influence over public officials since the 1970s, when the Canadian government called a Royal Commission -- a court of judicial inquiry -- to investigate allegations of bribes paid to Edmonton City Councilors."

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PostSubject: Re: Chief of Homeland Security worries about ISIS and the Mall of America    Sun Feb 22, 2015 5:45 pm


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PostSubject: Re: Chief of Homeland Security worries about ISIS and the Mall of America    Sun Feb 22, 2015 5:46 pm

Unhappy Restaurateur Sues Billionaire
LAS VEGAS (CN) - A restaurateur says he was scammed out of millions of dollars by billionaire real estate developer Eskandar Ghermezian, who convinced the restauranteur to run a set of clothing boutiques in Las Vegas.

"As a result of Ghermezian's fraudulent and malicious course of business, plaintiff's marriage collapsed, he was financially devastated, his cars were repossessed, his home was foreclosed on, and his health was ailing," Frederick Knight claims in Clark County Court.

Knight, 28, claims Ghermezian used his wealth and power to coerce Knight into running a more lucrative boutique clothing store - and not a restaurant - at one of Ghermezian's strip malls in Las Vegas.
"Impressed that he was sitting in the same with a billionaire and visionary," Knight says he agreed to the proposition, and eventually found himself with three such clothing boutiques, all with different names, at three malls in Las Vegas valley.

When business slowed, Ghermezian went from "being a millionaire to being in financial turmoil," with Ghermezian pointing the finger at Knight, the plaintiff claims.

Knight says an employee in the accounting department at Ghermezian's company, Triple Five Development, then made a series of alarming admissions: that Knight was not evicted for not paying his rent was because the company used his leases to get financing from the bank for its projects, and that the higher the rent receipts, the more money the bank would lend it.

The informant also told Knight that he was encouraged to give the stores different names to ensure that there were no "red flags" raised by the financing banks, for fear they would request background financials on the tenants, according to the complaint.

Knight also says Ghermezian sold one of his stores for $120,000 - money Knight never saw.
The Ghermezian family built the giant Edmonton Mall in Montreal and Minnesota's Mall of America, two of the world's biggest shopping centers.
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PostSubject: Re: Chief of Homeland Security worries about ISIS and the Mall of America    Sun Feb 22, 2015 5:54 pm

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MichaelRozin
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Michael Rozin served in a specialized infantry unit in Israeli Defense Forces. After the military service Mr. Rozin completed the Advanced Security and Anti-Terrorism Training at Israeli Security Academy under the oversight of the Israeli Security Agency and joined the Israeli Airport Authority where he worked as a security agent for Ben-Gurion International Airport. In the USA Michael Rozin was employed by Mall of America as Security Manager. In this capacity he has developed, implemented and managed a behavior detection unit focused on mitigating the threat of terrorism. Michael Rozin is the founder of Rozin Security Consulting LLC focused on providing risk assessments, security design and establishment of behavior detection programs. Mr. Rozin is a graduate of the Interdisciplinary Center in Hertzliya, Israel.


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PostSubject: Re: Chief of Homeland Security worries about ISIS and the Mall of America    Sun Feb 22, 2015 6:11 pm

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When business slowed, Ghermezian went from "being a millionaire to being in financial turmoil," [...]



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PostSubject: Re: Chief of Homeland Security worries about ISIS and the Mall of America    Sun Feb 22, 2015 9:36 pm

My my Mr Frontier

The most-holy Reverend Jacob Judicial always said the Mall Of America, the superbowl, theaters, and then Des Moines. You see my good man that 911 wasn't the Pearl Harbor Mr JewyJew hoped for. But a mushroom cloud over Des Moines would be a mitzvah.

The Mall of America would take a micro nuke like Bali.

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PostSubject: Re: Chief of Homeland Security worries about ISIS and the Mall of America    Mon Feb 23, 2015 12:03 am

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My my Mr Frontier

The most-holy Reverend Jacob Judicial always said the Mall Of America, the superbowl, theaters, and then Des Moines. You see my good man that 911 wasn't the Pearl Harbor Mr JewyJew hoped for. But a mushroom cloud over Des Moines would be a mitzvah.

The Mall of America would take a micro nuke like Bali.

Jews are preparing the American mind for the idea/event. When the Des Moines scenario happens ('mega-9/11', major false flag/nuke etc), jews need the American knee-jerk thought to be "muslim extremists", not "those jewish psychopaths..."

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PostSubject: Re: Chief of Homeland Security worries about ISIS and the Mall of America    Tue Feb 24, 2015 2:14 am

Canadian Reichmann family owned what was formerly the world's biggest property development/mgmt company. Strongly ultra-Orthodox.
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PostSubject: Re: Chief of Homeland Security worries about ISIS and the Mall of America    Tue Feb 24, 2015 4:28 am

Jews had their private security and government security forces out in droves in Europe for a show of force ('protection') after their Charlie Hebdo false flag. Looks like something similar is in the works in America.



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PostSubject: Re: Chief of Homeland Security worries about ISIS and the Mall of America    Tue Feb 24, 2015 11:26 am

Malls need funding, Congress goes into action!


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PostSubject: Re: Chief of Homeland Security worries about ISIS and the Mall of America    Wed Feb 25, 2015 12:58 am

If you are so smart mr frontier

How come nazis, or bin laden, or hamas, or al-queda, or ISIS never attacks the oscars??
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PostSubject: Re: Chief of Homeland Security worries about ISIS and the Mall of America    Wed Feb 25, 2015 1:03 am

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Malls need funding, Congress goes into action!

Heh, EB posted on dying malls recently. I don't know financial situation of Mall of America/West Edmonton etc but it seems the trends are bad what w/internet shopping. Perhaps only the upscale malls will survive since rich women, I suppose, like to try on a $2,000 dress before buying it.
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PostSubject: Re: Chief of Homeland Security worries about ISIS and the Mall of America    Wed Feb 25, 2015 1:07 am

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If you are so smart mr frontier

How come nazis, or bin laden, or hamas, or al-queda, or ISIS never attacks the oscars??

Well NK hacked Sony, isn't that bad enough? But yeah, it's weird that IS "beheads" several Jews but never makes an explicitly anti-Zio video.
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PostSubject: Re: Chief of Homeland Security worries about ISIS and the Mall of America    Wed Feb 25, 2015 11:55 pm

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If you are so smart mr frontier

How come nazis, or bin laden, or hamas, or al-queda, or ISIS never attacks the oscars??

You would think the real jihad would be in Palestine, against Israel. But ISIS, Al Qaeda, the 'Arab Spring' etc miraculously 'took the fight' to all of Israel's enemies. As for 'nazis', I know Rev JJ has the highest regard for Commander Frank Collin, and Hal Turner was a real doozie.




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PostSubject: Re: Chief of Homeland Security worries about ISIS and the Mall of America    Thu Feb 26, 2015 12:39 am

Adam Gaydahn is quite the Islamic fashion-plate, even irons his raghead tunic/shirt thing.
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PostSubject: Re: Chief of Homeland Security worries about ISIS and the Mall of America    Thu Feb 26, 2015 12:42 am



What synagogue did these clowns come from?
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PostSubject: Re: Chief of Homeland Security worries about ISIS and the Mall of America    Thu Feb 26, 2015 6:46 am

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What synagogue did these clowns come from?


One where jews sweat a lot, apparently -- notice the armpit stain. Maybe 'Bill White' was nervous for some reason

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PostSubject: Re: Chief of Homeland Security worries about ISIS and the Mall of America    Tue Mar 03, 2015 9:06 pm

3 arrested in Halifax after alleged threat to Mic Mac Mall 0

MARCH 03, 2015
http://www.torontosun.com/2015/03/03/3-arrested-in-halifax-after-alleged-threat-to-mic-mac-mall

Police have three people in custody after receiving information about a possible threat against a Halifax-area mall Tuesday.

The Mic Mac Mall in Dartmouth, N.S., was closed for the day while officers looked into a tip they received around 9 a.m., Halifax Regional Police said.

Cops checked two addresses and found three suspects in the second one, where they arrested two men and one woman just before 4 p.m.

The names of suspects are not released unless charges are laid.

Late Tuesday afternoon, police said they had still not determined whether the threat was real and remained at the mall as a precaution.

The Mic Mac Mall is one of the largest in Atlantic Canada, with about 150 stores.
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