Issues, National Security, Terrorism

Map shows threat of ISIS in America

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Maybe this map will help Obama to take the threat of ISIS seriously. The House Homeland Security Committee released its October Terror Threat Snapshot Tuesday, and it shows that ISIS’s ability to carry out attacks in America has not diminished:

Already in the last 15 years, the threat from homegrown terror has risen dramatically. There have been 171 homegrown jihadist plots in the U.S. since 9/11, and 86 percent of these incidents have either been discovered or happened since 2009, the report found.

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The recent arrest in Maryland of an ISIS supporter plotting to kill a U.S. service member and the attacks in Minnesota, New York, and New Jersey are stark reminders that Americans face a serious Islamist terror threat at home,” Chairman Michael McCaul said in a statement. “The alarming surge of ISIS and al Qaeda-linked violence across the West is, in large part, fueled by a jihadist movement that is deeply entrenched in critical regions across the globe. Not to be outdone, hostile state actors like Russia and Iran continue to exploit a power vacuum, extending their own influence at America’s expense while also stoking the very conflicts that help sustain terrorist groups.”

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View an interactive version of the map here.

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