Jewish museum in New York increases security after ISIS threats

The recordings stated that the museum would make a good target for a terror attack because of its new Kurdish exhibit.

By JPOST.COM STAFF
October 2, 2017 11:24
A fighter of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) holds an ISIL flag and a weapon.

A fighter of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) holds an ISIL flag and a weapon on a street in the city of Mosul June 23, 2014.. (photo credit: REUTERS/STRINGER)

The Jewish Heritage Museum in New York has increased security measures in response to threatening audio recordings from Islamic State, according to NBC New York.

NYPD officers and police dogs could be seen outside the museum on Sunday night, according to the local news organization.

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The recordings stated that the museum, located in Lower Manhattan, would make a good target for a terror attack because of its new Kurdish exhibit.

Kurdish Peshmerga forces have played an integral role in the fight against ISIS in Iraq.

There is no known terror plot against the museum and the threats heard on the audio recording remain unsubstantiated.


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