Bahrain on alert over jihadi threat to school teachers

Manama, Oct 31 (IANS) A security alert has been issued by the US Navy warning of jihadi calls to attack Western school teachers in Bahrain.

Drawing attention to the danger, the Naval Support Activity Bahrain in an Anti-Terrorism Force Protection advisory notice has highlighted an “anonymous posting on a jihadist website encouraging attacks against American and Western teachers at international schools in the Middle East, to include Bahrain”, Gulf Daily News reported Friday.
“Extremist groups and individuals continue to circulate information through social media and other messaging avenues to elicit attacks against those targets they deem to be anti-Islam and/or Muslim,” it said.
“In this case, the message was sent with the belief that these types of attacks will cause foreign diplomats to leave Muslim nations.”
Though no “specific, credible threat” had been made against any American or international school or individual, “security postures” were being reviewed at schools associated with the US embassy, the advisory said.