Investigators Looking For Source Of 'Al Qaeda' Graphic, Say No Imminent Threat Against NYC Found

April 3, 2012 12:00 AM

Investigators Looking For Source Of 'Al Qaeda' Graphic, Say No Imminent Threat Against NYC Found
" NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Investigators are looking for the source of a frightening posting that was found online warning that al Qaeda may be targeting the city, again.

Investigators are trying to figure out why this was posted online and who posted it. The graphic shows a father and son walking along an empty New York City street and says “Al Qaeda — Coming Soon Again In New York.”

“They always try to sell fear. That’s what terrorism is all about,” NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly said.

1010 WINS’ Carol D’Auria reports

Police said the graphic was posted in the “artwork and design” section of an overseas website that has featured al Qaeda material in the past.

Sources told CBS 2′s Marcia Kramer the threat appeared on what they call a “tier-one” website, possibly based in Indonesia, that is frequently used by jihadists and al Qaeda terrorists to exchange information, recruit members and incite actions

Kramer: “What are these websites used for basically?”

Kelly: “Propaganda. They put out propaganda. They want to keep the message out there. They want to keep the issue out there "

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