For the second month in a row, domestic terrorism has risen in the U.S. According to a report from the House Homeland Security Commttee, from May to present, there was a 5% increase. July saw the 157th such case since 2013.
The report expresses worry over the rise, after five months of idleness:
“Cases of homegrown Islamic extremism in the U.S. continue to be an issue of concern.”
Texas Rep. Michael McCaul insists that, despite ISIS’s breakdown in Syria and Iraq, the U.S. is still vulnerable to the terrorist organization. The Republican chair of the Homeland Security Committee makes no bones about it:
“Even after the collapse of the so-called caliphate, ISIS remains a dynamic and credible threat to the West and America—continuing to inspire and radicalize people over the internet in the homeland and abroad. The two terror attacks in New York City late last year are stark reminders of their reach. I commend the State Department on their continued vigilance in identifying the spread of ISIS-affiliated groups and key leaders around the world. These new designations will help degrade ISIS’ global network by denying them the resources they rely on to spread terror.”
As for particular recent events in the U.S, court cases over the last month include 21-year-old Aaron Daniels, who was caught attempting a trip to Libya to join ISIS, having expressed interest in committing violence overseas to an undercover informant. This, after having wired $250 to the group. 22-year-old Sean Duncan pled guilty to obstruction of justice in a counterterrorism investigation.
One man each in Ohio, New York, and California were apprehended for attempting to supply ISIS with material support.
Terrorist attacks on the U.S. continue to be a primary concern for the FBI.
Meanwhile, the Left wants to make extreme cases out of every step taken by President Trump.
Our nation faces serious dangers from within and without, ones which require vigilance and focus on the part of the government and the citizenry. None of those are helped by leftists shaking their rattles and kicking in their cribs over idiotic, constructed crises (here are three examples).
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