(NationalSecurity.news) The latest “terror threat snapshot” released by the House Homeland Security Committee reveals that federal officials have opened ISIS-related investigations in all 50 states, as Americans remain jittery following the jihadi-inspired terrorist attacks in San Bernardino, Calif., in which 14 Americans were killed.
In a follow-up to his inaugural State of Homeland Security Address, committee chairman Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas, released the report as a means of emphasizing not only the seriousness of the threat of terrorism on the U.S. homeland, but the breadth and scope of the danger.
“The ‘snapshot’ is a monthly report designed to create and increase awareness of the threat posed by ISIS and other Islamic terror groups to America, its allies and the rest of the world,” InHomelandSecurity reported.
Some of the report’s highlights include:
— ISIS and supporters are building a global terror campaign against the West and that includes the United Sates, where the deadliest attack since 9/11 has recently occurred.
— ISIS has either directed or inspired some 66 plots to attack Western targets, including 19 inside the U.S. ISIS sympathizers committed the San Bernardino attack just three weeks after ISIS-supported jihadis killed 130 people in Paris.
— The West’s failure to destroy ISIS has led to an unprecedented rise in the Islamic terror threat in the U.S. in 2015. Authorities have arrested more than one ISIS-liked suspect every week on average, this year. And ISIS-related investigations are now open in all 50 states and account for the majority of almost 1,000 active extremist investigations throughout the country.
— Foreigners who are operating on jihadi battlefields are a rising threat to Americans and U.S. allies, as the Paris attack Nov. 13 demonstrated. That plot was mostly executed by French and Belgian militants, some of who had gone to Syria and then back into Europe using the refugee- and migrant flow as cover.
— Islamic terrorists have used the refugee resettlement program to infiltrate the U.S. since 2011. The National Counterterrorism Center has ID’ed “individuals with ties to terrorist groups in Syria attempting to gain entry to the U.S. through the U.S. refugee program.”
In addition, the terror snapshot noted that federal officials have arrested or charged 57 people for ISIS-related criminal activity in 2015.
“The state of our homeland is increasingly not secure and I believe 2015 will be seen as a watershed year in this long war. ISIS sympathizers in San Bernardino executed the deadliest Islamist terror attack on American soil since 9/11 last week,” said McCaul, in a statement. “European ISIS fighters returning from the battlefields of Syria conducted a massacre on the streets of Paris in the worst attack in France since World War II.”
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