May 20, 2024

FBI director warns of potential ISIS terrorist attack on US

The Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, FBI, Christopher Wray, has raised the alarm of a possible terrorist attack on the United States, US.

Wray said the coordinated attack may take the shape of the ISIS incident in Russia concert hall a few weeks ago.

The FBI Director disclosed this to members of Congress that the US.

According to Wray: “We need all the tools, people and all the resources required to tackle these threats and keep Americans safe.

Wray’s warning comes in the wake of the October 7 Hamas attack on Israel, and the subsequent Israeli invasion of the Gaza Strip.

He said those overseas events could embolden small groups or a lone wolf targeting America.

Wray said: “Our most immediate concern has been that individuals or small groups will draw twisted inspiration from the events in the Middle East to carry out attacks here at home.

“One concern is the terrorist group, ISIS. Just this month, law enforcement in Idaho arrested Alexander Mercurio. In court documents, federal officials say the 18-year-old pledged allegiance to ISIS, attempted to provide material support to the group and planned to conduct attacks on churches in Idaho.

“Now, increasingly concerning is the potential for a coordinated attack here in the homeland, akin to the ISIS-K attack we saw at the Russia concert hall a couple weeks ago.”

Rep. Hal Rogers, who chaired the House Appropriations Committee asked “You’ve recently testified that threats, ‘have gone to another level’ and foreign terrorists, including ISIS and al-Qaida, have renewed calls for attacks here in the U.S. — can you expand on that?”

Responding, Wray said all the terrorist groups share something in common.

“These are terrorist orgs that don’t typically see eye to eye, but they seem to be pretty united in calling for one thing: calling for attacks on us.”

Source link

Leave a Reply