FBI: 1,000 homegrown jihad terror investigations active in U.S., not counting Islamic State and al-Qaeda suspects

“Outreach to the community.” Yeah, that’ll work. Hasn’t it worked beautifully since 9/11?

Meanwhile, hampering these investigations is the fact that even now, the clueless and compromised FBI includes no study of the motivating ideology of jihad terrorists in its counterterror training. It is working in the dark, and the consequences will inevitably be…explosive.

“FBI Director: 1,000 Homegrown Terror Investigations Active, Not Counting ‘Traditional’ ISIS, al-Qaeda Suspects,” by Bridget Johnson, PJ Media, May 17, 2018 (thanks to The Religion of Peace):

WASHINGTON — FBI Director Christopher Wray told a Senate Appropriations subcommittee on Wednesday that the bureau is tracking several hundred homegrown terror suspects, not counting those linked to a terror group or domestic extremist groups such as white supremacists.

“In every state in the nation who have been inspired by ISIS or al-Qaeda or similar groups, and radicalize, no longer by traveling to training camps, but via the internet through videos, or private chat rooms, or other means. How is the FBI countering that threat?” Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) asked at the Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Subcommittee hearing to examine the FBI’s annual budget request. “It seems to be very difficult to identify these individuals.”

Wray told the senator she put her finger “on what I would call sort of our highest counterterrorism priority at the moment.”

“We have about 1,000 investigations into exactly the kind of people you’re describing, covering all 50 states as I’m sitting here right now. And that’s not even counting, you know, the al-Qaeda investigations, the traditional ISIS investigations, the domestic terrorism investigations, but just the group you’re talking about,” he said.

“And what makes it so hard is that there are not many dots to connect with some of these people. They pick soft targets, they use easy to use weapons, you know, IEDs, cars, knives, guns. And they can make decisions on the spur of the moment. We’re trying to get better at looking for red flags, as to when people who are getting radicalized sort of make that switch into potentially mobilizing.”

Wray said trying to stop homegrown extremists includes a lot of “outreach to the community, partnership with our state and local law enforcement who know those communities better, but it’s hard.”…

EDITORS NOTE: This column originally appeared on Jihad Watch.

2 replies
  1. Bob Carter
    Bob Carter says:

    How is it difficult when citizens’ reports are not given credibility and ignored as is Charlestown and Parkland? We who are tired of policing for profit refuse to deal with those who have made our lives a living hell! Law enforcement usually gives a heads up that they have been ratted out and become vindictive!

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    • Dr.Rich Swier
      Dr.Rich Swier says:

      It seems that law enforcement leadership does not want the public to know the truth. We have yet to hear the details about the shooting in Las Vegas. Charlestown and Parkland came about because of failures at every level. Yet no one is being held accountable. How many more citizen must die before we fix our law enforcement system to protect and defend us?

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