September 2018 Terror Threat Snapshot

A black handgun before a black background. The gun has recently been fired, and both a shell and smoke can be seen The U.S. House Committee on Homeland Security has released the September 2018 edition of its monthly Terror Threat Snapshot. This report details domestic and international terrorist activity. This month’s report focuses on the persistent domestic threat posed by homegrown Jihadist cases, as well as ISIS’s terror campaign in Europe. All figures are based on open-source information compiled by the Majority Staff of the Homeland Security Committee.

Key points from the September 2018 Terror Snapshot include:

  • August 1, 2018: Asher Abid Khan, 23, of Spring, Texas, was sentenced to 18 months in prison for providing material support to ISIS. […]
  • August 13, 2018: Fazliddin Kurbanov, an Uzbek refugee serving a 25-year sentence in Victorville, California for plotting an attack on behalf of a foreign terrorist organization, has been sentenced to an additional 20 years for attempting to slash the prison warden’s throat. The warden survived the attack. […]
  • August 22, 2018: Baghdadi offers proof of life—The leader of the Islamic State, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, released an audio message calling for more homeland attacks in the West. […]
  • August 31, 2018: Two Americans were seriously injured in a stabbing attack at the main train station in Amsterdam that Dutch officials said had a “terrorist motive.” The attacker was identified as 19-year-old Jawad S., an Afghan asylum seeker who had traveled to the station from Germany. He is being held in Dutch custody pending trial.

An interactive version of the Snapshot can be found on the Homeland Security website. Previous Terror Snapshots can be found in our series Terror Threat Snapshot. Need help finding something? Ask one of our librarians for assistance!