Wednesday, August 17, 2005

Terrorists Publish Metro Map

"A map of of the Washington Metro system has turned up on an al-Qaeda website that advocates terrorist attacks against Americans. The map, which can also be found on Metro's website, appeared Aug. 11 on a 'password-protected al-Qaeda-affiliated message board,' according to the Site Institute, a terrorist watchdog group.

"The author of the web message encouraged a chemical attack on Metro, saying it could produce 'amazing results.' The writer also said that to ensure 'a true effect in the world,' attacks must be launched upon American soil."

"There was no specific threat against a particular Metro station. Metro officials say they are aware of the message on the Jihadist website. The transit terror threat level was reduced from Code Orange to Code Yellow last week." ...

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