The United States’ federal and local security officials are ensuring measures against terrorism in high-profile locations, including Times Square in New York and the Rose Bowl festivities in Los Angeles.
But it’s Europe that is under attack in the midst of their Muslim refugee migrant crisis.
Police said that they have already disrupted terrorist plots in Belgium and Turkey that were to occur on New Year’s Eve.
Just recently, ISIS claimed responsibility for a radical Islamist who crashed a truck into a Christmas market in Berlin that killed 12 and injured nearly 50.
And now we learn that three radical Islamists have been arrested in two separate counter-terrorism raids in southwestern France.
One was plotting yet another New Year’s Eve terror attack.
These counter-terrorism raids were conducted in southwestern France – a region where several hundred radical Islamists are being monitored.
The two operations are indicative of the level of imminent threat anticipated by French security agencies, reported La Dépêche.
The first raid in Toulouse resulted in the arrests of two men, aged 42, on suspicion of plotting attacks against police officers.
Both were identified as radical Islamists and one profiled as a potential suicide bomber. Small arms and light weapons were also seized.
The second raid in Cugnaux, 10 miles southwest of Toulouse, caught a 30-year-old man who planned to carry out an attack on December 31st.
The man was known to several investigative units and had been subject to a search some months ago, and surveillance increased in the wake of the holiday.
The Haute-Garonne Prefecture confirmed that since November 2015, 55 searches had been carried out in Toulouse and its suburbs – clearly a hotbed of migrant terrorist planning.
According to a report published by the Ministry of the Interior, more than 4,000 searches took place in one year and 95 house arrests occurred.
These searches ended in the seizure of nearly 600 firearms, “of which 77 were weapons of war.”
Following the recent Berlin truck attack at the Christmas market, security has been increased around public Christmas and New Year’s celebrations across Europe, including Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Norway, Spain, and Sweden.
European police have also been at Christmas hotspots across the UK, including outside the nativity scene at Canterbury Cathedral, the seat of the worldwide Anglican Communion.
Also, Spanish authorities said they had arrested two suspected Jihadists in Madrid, and uncovered an armory of ammunitions.
According to Breitbart:
“The Foreign Desk reported that Islamic State supporters are calling on Jihadists to launch attacks over New Years.
In a series of graphic and disturbing images posted to an encrypted Telegram channel, the Nashir Media Foundation, a pro-Islamic State media group, urges potential ‘lone wolf’ attacks in public venues.
One Telegram post read, ‘Oh disbelievers, as you are preparing for Christmas celebrations, we advise you to prepare your coffins as well. Your celebrations have become a battlefield and a fighting area. So, wait for us.’”