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Gorka: New York a 'Seductive, Important' Target for Terrorism

Gorka: New York a 'Seductive, Important' Target for Terrorism
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By    |   Monday, 11 December 2017 10:03 AM

New York remains "one of the most seductive, important targets" for any jihardist terrorism organization, and now questions will remain over whether the person involved in Monday morning's pipe bomb explosion in the New York City subway near the Times Square area of Manhattan was acting alone, former Trump national security aide Sebastian Gorka said.

"New York is one of the most seductive, important targets for any jihadist organization, whether it's an international one like ISIS or whether it's somebody who has been recruited domestically in the United States," Gorka told Fox News' "Fox & Friends" program.

"They've said again and again, al-Qaida and ISIS in their magazines, in their internet publications, you want to affect as much damage [as possible]," said Gorka. "So what do you do? You look for the highest concentrations possible of unarmed civilians. And the port authority would be a classic potential target for groups like al-Qaida or ISIS."

At about 7:30 a.m., a pipe bomb strapped to a man went off. The man injured himself and three other people on the platform, despite the explosion occurring at the height of the morning rush hour.

The bombing suspect is reportedly in custody and at Bellevue Hospital in New York, where he is being treated for his injuries.

The others are being treated for non-life-threatening injuries, city officials report.

Gorka noted that the initial reports point to the explosion being a failed bomb attack, so "it's going to be a question of deploying the investigators to find out who this individual is, were they part of a broader conspiracy."

The explosion comes  a day after President Donald Trump announced that the United States is now recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, and Gorka noted that there is most likely more security in New York as a result.

"During my time at NYPD, anything related with Judaism whether it's synagogues or Israel, the embassy was always a target that required extra NYPD and federal government attention," said Gorka.

"Maybe this did have something to do with it … I'm sure ISIS if they do claim credit they will say it did just to make sure that they get the fundraising capabilities off of it as well."

Americans must understand that even though the Trump administration is "crushing the jihadist in the Middle East," the war's frontline isn't "in a desert 1,000 miles away."

"The front line is when you leave your house in the morning," he said. "It is everywhere. It can be a discotheque in Florida. It can be a Christmas party in San Bernardino. It could be a bicycle path in New York."

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