Merry Christmas, Infidel

"These acts will continue until the Lions of Islam overtake you."

Peace on earth, good will toward men -- the joyful Christian message for all at Christmas. And yet the Christmas season has, more than ever before, become a time of escalated threats of Islamic terrorism.

On Friday, for example, a California tow-truck driver was arrested on the charge of attempting to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization, in connection with a plan to carry out a Christmas Day suicide attack on Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco, according to Fox News.

An undercover FBI agent recently had begun communicating with Everitt Aaron Jameson (aka Abdallah Abu Everitt Ibn Gordon Al-Amriki), 26, and questioned how he might be able to help ISIS. According to the agent, Jameson "liked" and "loved" ISIS-related social media posts, including one that threatened a Christmas attack in New York City.

Fox News notes that Jameson had "expressed that he was willing to do anything for 'the cause,'" including die for it in a nail bomb-and-gun attack on San Francisco waterfront's popular tourist spot Pier 39 on Christmas Day. He allegedly composed a martyrdom letter swearing allegiance to ISIS:

"Each and every Kuffar in this Nationalistic, Godless society has a hand in this," the note read. "You've allowed Donald J Trump to give Al Quds [Jerusalem] to the Jews. Both You and he are wrong, it belongs to the [Muslims] ... These acts will continue until the Lions of Islam overtake you."

Two days later, however, the "Lion of Islam" Jameson reportedly backed off -- at least temporarily. He told another undercover FBI agent, "I ... don't think I can do this after all. I've reconsidered. [God willing], one day I can," Jameson added. "But I can't."

Regarding Jameson's evil plan, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said in a statement, "The threat from radical Islamic terrorism is real -- and it is serious," but federal agents are protecting the nation from what he called "an alleged plot to kill Americans."

(But the complicit news media is doing its best to downplay that very real, very serious threat. Even the purportedly conservative Fox News omitted any mention in its headline that Jameson is Muslim, instead describing him inexplicably as an "ex-Marine." Former Marine or current jihadist -- which description strikes you as more relevant to his intent to massacre and maim "the kuffar"?)

Meanwhile, law enforcement agencies are investigating a shooting spree in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania late last week which PJ Media reports involved Ahmed Amin El-Mofty, who intentionally targeted police. One State Trooper was injured before El-Mofty, 51, was shot and killed by police. "Possible explosives" were found on his body, which a bomb squad had to defuse.

El-Mofty was a naturalized U.S. citizen originally from Turkey who had reportedly taken a trip to the Middle East recently.

In New York City, Akayed Ullah, a permanent resident from Bangladesh, recently tried to detonate a bomb in a subway walkway near Times Square.

In Europe, an ISIS propaganda poster surfaced which threatened the Vatican with a message of "Christmas blood."
 
In an article titled, "Clock already ticking for Christmas and New Year Islamic State terror attacks," the Sydney Morning Herald reports that an online chat group that supports ISIS "has already shown a poster with a kneeling Father Christmas apparently about to be beheaded, with London's Regent Street shopping area as background. The words 'soon on your holidays' are superimposed in English, French and German."
 
A month ago, German police arrested six Syrian men who were plotting a terror attack on a Christmas market in Essen similar to last year's Berlin attack.
 
MI5 foiled a Christmas terror plot in the UK by arresting four Muslims a week ago. "Andrew Parker, director general of MI5, said in October that the country was now facing an intense threat from violent Islamist extremists who were devising plots at a tempo he had not seen before in his 34-year-career," reported the UK Telegraph.
 
Christmas markets throughout western Europe are ringed with bollards and teeming with security forces trying to prevent the danger, very common now, of vehicular jihad and other terror plots.
 
Across the Middle East, Christian minorities face escalating violence from Muslims over this Christmas.
 
In Pakistan ten days ago, suicide bombers attacked a Methodist church where nearly four hundred worshippers were attending service ahead of Christmas, killing at least nine people and injuring dozens of others.
 
Not that Christmas hasn't been the focus of Islamic terrorism before. Last Christmas, to name just one recent example, Australian police broke up a plot to carry out a major Islamic terrorist attack on Christmas Day.
 
For more examples of Islamic terrorism from Christmas Past, check out Daniel Greenfield's article from a year ago, "Muslim Terror for Christmas."
 
Why does Christmas bring out Muslim fundamentalist hatred of the Christian kuffar even more than at any other time of the year? Because contrary to what our political and media elites would have you believe, this is a religious war, and America is considered, by jihadists if not by our own Democratic Party, a Christian nation.

Meanwhile it's business as usual for the news media, which is happy to promote the lie that so-called Islamophobia, not Islamic supremacism, is the real threat. The International Business Times, for example, ran this opinion piece last week: "Why Do Muslims Get Picked on at Christmas?"

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