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ISIS Recordings Spur Increase in Security at Jewish Museum in NYC

The NYPD has ramped up security at a museum in Lower Manhattan this week after Islamic State audio recordings called for attacks on infidels, authorities say.

The recordings suggested that the Jewish Heritage Museum would be a good target because of an upcoming Kurdish exhibit opening Monday, according to authorities. Kurdish Peshmerga fighters have helped in the fight against ISIS.

The threats are unsubstantiated and there is no known plot, but extra security has been put in place as a precaution. 

Officers and police dogs were seen outside the museum Sunday night, and an increased visible presence was expected Monday.

Meanwhile, police in New York are monitoring a car attack in Canada and a double stabbing in France that authorities have described as terrorism. 

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