Four layers of aircraft in the sky including armed F-16 jets will be part of the largest security operation in the history of Super Bowl when it kicks off this Sunday.
Black Hawk helicopters and jet fighters will be circling above the U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota, to force down any aircraft that enters the 30 nautical mile no-fly zone.
Helicopters equipped with infrared cameras will be in the air and there will be tens of thousands of police and FBI agents on the ground.
According to the event organizers they want the streets around the stadium to be the ‘most secure area in the world’ on the day of the Super Bowl.
Due to the risk of a terrorist attack, the Department of Homeland Security has given the Super Bowl a Level 1 ‘special event assessment rating’, the highest security designation available.
Charlie Hebdo is struggling with an annual security bill of €1.5 million (£1.32m) as President Emmanuel Macron leads commemorations on the third anniversary of the terror attack on the satirical weekly on Sunday.
Sales have slumped after surging to an unprecedented 7 million copies following the attack on 7 January 2015.
Saïd and Chérif Kouachi murdered 12 people including five cartoonists and journalists, all household names in France.
The mayor of New York City has announced plans to install 1,500 steel street barriers to prevent vehicle attacks.
Bill de Blasio said the protective barriers were part of a $50m (£37m) investment in security infrastructure.
The move comes after two vehicle attacks in 2017 that killed nine people in total.
The new permanent barriers will replace temporary concrete blocks that were put in place after the incidents.
Vehicle barriers to be installed at Toronto’s Nathan Phillips Square
Toronto city council wants to hold more consultations before considering beefing up security measures at City Hall.
Council did, however, approve new vehicle mitigation measures for Nathan Phillips Square during its meeting on Friday.
Perimeter posts will be installed to help protect the public if a vehicle were to mount the curb and target a crowd of people.
I bet they leave a gap for electric vehicles.
Christmas Market Cancelled as Organisers Couldn’t Afford €20,000 Anti-Terror Barrier Bill
The Christmas market on la Croix-Rousse hill in Lyon, France, has been cancelled because organisers cannot afford the €20,000 security budget.
A vandal has left a joke sticker on an anti-terrorism bollard installed just metres from where the tragic Lindt Cafe Sydney siege took place.
The concrete slab, installed at the end of a public thoroughfare in Martin Place, was mocked by the vandal with a sticker reading: ‘Caution Islamic Terrorist Bollard!’
Bollards were installed at tourist locations and prominent landmarks across Australia earlier this year after a spate of devastating rogue vehicle terrorist attacks globally.
Ring of steel at Christmas markets as councils plan to erect concrete bollards in pedestrianised areas to prevent Berlin-style terror attacks
The cost of Islam…
Muslims deface Bomber Command memorial UK
The RCMP sidelined more than 300 investigations, mostly into organized-crime, as it redirected more than $100-million to its national-security squads after two Canadian soldiers were killed by Islamic State sympathizers.
The figures come from government records obtained by The Globe and Mail under Access to Information laws and speak to how big of a bite the force’s counterterrorism contingent has been taking out of its traditional law-enforcement work.
These massive RCMP redeployments started in October, 2014 – the month that a terrorist gunman shot dead a Canadian Forces soldier, before being killed while storming Parliament.
Several hundred women married to French soldiers are holding a demonstration in Paris to denounce the “deplorable working conditions” in the army.
The protest was organised by the group Angry Soldiers’ Wives, which has nearly 5,200 members.
Mercedes Crépin, who helped set it up, said some troops on anti-terror duty were being housed in damp hangars infested with cockroaches and lice.
About 300 police officers and gendarmes were deployed to the streets today ahead of the annual Catholic pilgrimage this weekend, a major religious event which draws thousands of worshippers to the town each year.
Béatrice Lagarde, the local prefect, said: “The terrorist threat remains high in France. And even though Lourdes has never been targeted by radical Islamists, a terrorist attack is a possibility we cannot ignore.”
A couple of days ago, I saw TV footage of the outspoken Labour MP Jess Phillips on the campaign trail, seeking re-election in her suburban Birmingham constituency.
She was asked which issues voters mentioned most often on the doorstep. Ms Phillips did not miss a beat.
‘Immigration comes up…’ she said thoughtfully. And then, as if remembering herself, she started talking about bin collections instead.
It was, I thought, an enormously revealing moment. For there is no issue so potentially dangerous as immigration. Many people have intense feelings about it, and many feel unable to raise them publicly.
Even in private, self-consciously tolerant people discuss immigration very tentatively, if at all.
Since 2005, every nuclear power station in the UK has had armed protection – the Civil Nuclear Constabulary. But why does such security exist, and what does the job entail?
“In the years after the 9/11 attacks in America, a decision was taken in the UK to increase security at British facilities. The old force, the Atomic Energy Authority Constabulary – which was established in 1955 and which did not protect power stations – was replaced in 2005 by the CNC. It stations armed officers at all non-military nuclear sites, a level of protection that hadn’t been present before.”
Is there an aspect of civil society not burdened by the weight of costs imposed upon it by Islam’s presence?
THOUSANDS of armed military officers will be deployed across France as the country goes to the polls for the presidential election tomorrow.
And anti-terror brigades set up after the 2015 attacks in Paris will be at every polling station as the public turns out en masse in the most controversial election in recent history.
French Interior Minister Matthias Fekl has also revealed that 50,000 police officers will be on patrol over fears extremists may plan a terror attack.
More than 230 people have been murdered and hundreds more injured in a variety of attacks over the past two years which prompted the country to declare a state of emergency.
This is the cost of Islam.
A top London university has admitted to spying on its staff and students as part of government efforts to prevent radicalisation on campus.
A notice on the King’s College London (KCL) email login page warns members that emails can be “monitored and recorded” under the Government’s controversial anti-terror strategy Prevent.
Members of the KCL Students’ Union have called the measures a violation of trust, adding: “Students who have not committed any crimes are being treated as suspects”.