New York Jihad… It could be a hoax but it could also be an actual terror threat. At this time, no one is sure but investigators are not taking any chances. Cards that look like birthday invitations, sent to seven New York residents including a Fox News producer contained a serious terror threat and are now being tested for fingerprints and DNA.
The story bears some similarity to the Jihad Boom postcard story we followed last year.
In September of 2007, investigators in Marion County, Fla., announced that they were searching for the author of nine postcards sent to different schools on the same day, with the words “9-11? 10-10 ‘Jihad-Boom” and cartoons drawn by hand, of a building being blown up with people inside.
We will continue to update this story.
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.
The card reads: “Bombs! Bombs! Bombs! Lower Manhattan. July, August, September. New York Jihad.”
Vick, a news producer who left Fox 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.