TERROR THREAT IS IN THE CARDS, EERIE MAILINGS PREDICT NYC BOMBINGS By BRAD HAMILTON and MURRAY WEISS Posted: 4:06 amJuly 27, 2008. NYPD detectives are investigating a chilling new terror threat - a series of cards from a "New York Jihad" that look like birthday-party invitations but warn of bombs in lower Manhattan this summer, The Post has learned.
The cards were mailed last week to the homes of seven city residents, including former Fox News television producer Kelley Vick and a person in the 26th Police Precinct, which covers West Harlem, according to Vick and police sources.
I would be taking a very hard look at NYC Cabbie, Yousef al-Khattab, Fox News did an Expose on him in April 2008, he Runs Anti-American Islamic Web Site That Mocks GI Deaths and Calls for Shia Law In U.S. Formerly known as Joseph Cohen, al-Khattab is an American-born Jew who converted to Islam after attending an Orthodox Rabbinical school, which he later described as a “racist cult.” The 39-year-old New York taxi driver launched an extremist Islamic anti-American Web site (see here) that features violent images — including mocking the deaths of GIs in Iraq — says he’s doing the country a service by “exposing the truth.”
Yousef al-Khattab told FOX News, in an April 2008 interview, see here "NYC Cabbie Who Runs Anti-American Islamic Web Site Mocks GI Deaths, Calls for Shia Law In U.S.", that he also wants the U.S. to embrace Islam and Sharia Law, which prohibits alcohol and can include stoning to death or severe flogging for pre-marital sex and adultery. Fox News also did another unflatering expose on Yousef al-Khattab in March of 2008 see Fox News report here "U.S. Based Revolution Muslim Website Spreading Messages of Hate".
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The card reads: "Bombs! Bombs! Bombs! Lower Manhattan. July, August, September. New York Jihad." Vick, a news TV producer who left Fox News in early July, got the creepy mailing Thursday. She said it arrived at her Chelsea building but did not list her apartment number and had no return address. She went to police on Friday.
"It says, 'You're invited to a party, so put on a happy face,' " she said. "There were faces of an elephant, a monkey, like cartoon animals. "Then you open the card, and inside is a piece of periwinkle paper and space for the date and time. That's where it says, 'Bombs! Bombs! Bombs!' in fancy type. "My name is printed on the envelope. The stamp is green with a heart.
Everything about it is like a cute little party invitation. It's really weird." She said the postmark showed it had been sent Wednesday from Brooklyn. Vick took the card and envelope to the 10th Precinct station house, where she met with a sergeant who works with the NYPD's Intelligence Division and who determined that the card was mailed about 2 p.m. Wednesday, she said. "He said part of the postal code was missing."
Police told her another person had received the same card Wednesday. A detective called her Friday night and said a total of six others got it as well, she said. Vick, who gave The Post a copy of the card, told cops she'd worked for Fox, helping produce shows for the news network's weekend line-up. She now works as a freelance journalist.
"The detective said he was going to check with the other people and see if they worked in the media," she said. Investigators took the card and envelope and were set to test them for fingerprints and DNA evidence, police sources said. "It's serious," said one source. "It's being investigated." They are also looking closely at the postmarks and which stores sell the types of cards that were sent, sources added.