A Belgian police officer stands guard at the entrance of the Brussels' central police headquarters, December 29, 2015, after two people were arrested in Belgium on Sunday and Monday, both suspected of plotting an attack in Brussels on New Year's Eve, federal prosecutors said..     REUTERS/Francois Lenoir       TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

New Year’s Eve: security forces around world prepare to counter Muslim terror threats

As the world prepares to bid farewell to a tumultuous 2015, security forces have been making their own plans to thwart potential militant attacks taking place on the night.

Authorities in New York, where the central Times Square is a popular New Year’s Eve spot for festivities, are prepping “more extensive than ever” security measures, its mayor said on Tuesday.

A total of about 6,000 officers will be on hand, the city’s police chief Bill Bratton told reporters, noting that some would be in plain clothes.

After the Paris attacks on November 13, which killed 130, an Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) propaganda video broadcast images of New York from Times Square.

  • luna

    This has absolutely nothing to do with “true” Islam which is allegedly peaceful.

    • David Murrell

      Indeed. Given restrictive “racial rofiling” rules, police, in New York, cannot be on guard for solely Muslim-based terrorism. They must be ob the lookout for other terrorusts too. One never knows when a 90-year-old United Church lady might pull out a machine gun.

      • Anything can set them off a misplaced tea cup, bad night at choir, you never know.

      • Etobicoke_Gladiator

        Actually, United Church members can be crazy left wing radicals, and no doubt Justin Trudeau views them as equally capable of terrorism as muzzies.

        • David Murrell

          Never thought of that. But true!!

    • Oh my goodness no!

  • tom_billesley

    The Mayor of Brussels has today announced that the planned New Year’s Eve festivities and firework displays are cancelled.

  • Tripper523

    Look for the common ground. Everybody get together and try to love one another right now. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KYV7KWQ-fY4

    • Etobicoke_Gladiator

      ? ? ?

    • bargogx1

      Leftist fantasy narrative.

  • bargogx1

    All those security precautions are Islamophobic!

  • Martin B

    Meanwhile, idiot governments like our own prepare to welcome more Muslim terrorists.