WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - By plane, ship, or train, high alert is a way of life since September 11, 2001. But Osama Bin Laden's death is renewing that emphasis on security, a determination to be ready if his supporters try to avenge his death. Local law enforcement urges all Americans to be vigilant, on alert for suspicious activity. Security is on the rise at the Palm Beach International Airport, and the Tri-Rail System.
Tuesday, the Anti-Defamation League issued a security advisory for Jewish and Israeli institutions. Doctor Robert Rabil, a security expert who works with federal agencies, says he feels a terror attack in retaliation of Osama Bin Laden's death is unlikely. But he says if it does happen, travel hubs wouldn't be the only target. He feels churches and synagogues could also be in danger.
"If they want to hurt indiscriminately, they'll go after the people they strongly harbor hatred for," says Dr. Robert Habil.
Rabil says even if Al-Qaida supporters want revenge, he doesn't think they have the ability to carry out an attack now.
"If you're going to carry out a terror attack you need planning and people and logistics. If something is going to happen soon, most likely it will be isolated in nature."
Rabil says the worst thing we can do now, is be complacent.
"By eliminating Osama Bin Laden we did not eliminate the idea of radical Islam, we need to continue our battle, our struggle with Radical Islam," says Rabil.
The Anti-Defamation League says it has no information of a specific threat against the Jewish community at this time. The security advisory urges Jewish and Israeli institutions to review their security policies and training.
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