December Terror Threat Snapshot
The House of Representatives Homeland Security Committee released their monthly Terror Threat Snapshot. It includes infographics on the “Terror Campaign in Europe”, ISIS-Linked Plots Against the West”, and “The Persistent Terror Threat to America”.
“ISIS IN THE WEST
- November 3, 2017: An unidentified Australian teenager was arrested by Lebanese security
services for attempting to travel to Syria and join ISIS. Lebanese officials claim that the
teenager was in contact with ISIS recruiters, and had been radicalized by consuming ISIS
- November 7, 2017: Ten people were arrested following a joint anti-terror operation by
French and Swiss authorities. Several of those arrested had ties to ISIS. Nine of the suspects
were arrested in France, and one was arrested in Switzerland.
- November 10, 2017: A radio broadcast on a Malmo, Sweden based radio network was
hijacked and played an English-language, ISIS recruitment song entitled, “For the Sake of
Allah,” for 30 minutes. No arrests have been made.”