June 22, 2015 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org – According to government statistics, jihadist activities pertaining to the West have dramatically increased recently.
1. There have been 24 ISIS-linked plots or attacks against Western targets in the first half of 2015, up from 19 in all of last year.
2. The number of homegrown terror plots since 9/11 has reached 116, tripling in just the past five years.
4. Foreign fighters continue to flow into Syria and Iraq. There has been an 80 percent increase in fighters traveling to the conflict zone since ISIS declared its “caliphate” one year ago.
5. More than 200 Americans are believed to have traveled - or attempted to travel - to fight in Syria, a 33 percent increase overall since the beginning of this year.
This portrait, certainly not all inclusive, nonetheless indicates that jihadist movements are rapidly growing in numbers, complexity and confidence.
The current CIC is entirely to blame for this state of affairs, yet he continues to ignore Islamic terrorism, not even being able to mumble the phrase, to the detriment of the United States and our Western allies.
In a statement regarding the matter Chairman McCaul said
“Terror threats to the U.S. homeland have reached unprecedented levels. There have been 116 homegrown jihadist plots in America since 9/11— more than half of those have occurred in just the past three years. Violent Extremism is going viral, but our response to it is moving at bureaucratic, sluggish speed. It is time for President Obama to admit that—in this new age of peer-to-peer terror—we need a real strategy to combat radicalization at home and destroy extremist safe havens abroad.” [source, House Committee on Homeland Security]
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