Bodyguards & Personal Protection: Al Qaeda Targets Business Leaders

A new emphasis is being placed on the importance of bodyguards and personal protection services this week as the terror group Al Qaeda announces its new focus. reports that they are calling for would-be jihads to target business leaders in the United States. Their aim: disrupt our economy.

Al Qaeda issued this directive through their online magazine Inspire. The cover featured a photo of a hooded killer waiting outside of an upscale home. The headline read, “Professional Assassinations” with the subheading, “Home Assassinations.” Is the intent to have terror supporters attack the homes of business executives?

An additional photo of Microsoft Founder Bill Gates had blood splattered across it with a handgun lying next to it. The message seems clear: No target is too big.

Business in California

This news should be especially alarming for California, the home of some of the largest and best-known businesses in the world. According to the United States Census, there are 889,646 businesses in the state. No doubt, most readers will be familiar with some of these names:

  • Apple
  • Microsoft
  • Facebook
  • Activision
  • Adobe
  • Cisco
  • Disney
  • Google
  • Hilton
  • HP
  • Intel
  • Levi-Strauss
  • Netflix
  • Petco
  • Sun Microsystems
  • Yahoo!

The Entertainment Industry

In the Southern California region, there are 480,000 businesses headquartered here. Los Angeles County alone lists 252,982! Some of those businesses have a very high profile. They make up the core of the TV, radio, film and entertainment industry in the United States.

Our entertainment has been a particular target of much of the propaganda espoused by terror groups such as Al Qaeda and Isis. It’s not a stretch, then, to think that these well-known companies might be on the radar of would-be terrorists.

Personal Protection & Bodyguards

Business leaders in California are beginning to look at personal protection services to safeguard themselves, their businesses and their families. It makes sense.

It’s the best way to secure your business and its employees during business hours and your home and loved ones at night and when you’re away.

American Security Force is a respected supplier of bodyguards in the Southern California region. We’ve been protecting celebrities and VIPs for decades. Our personnel are trained to handle and diffuse any threat that might come your way. They are also adept at recognizing potential threats before they happen and acting defensively to stop them.

If you want to learn more about our bodyguard and personal protection service, call us at 877-722-8585 for more information.