Terror Gone Viral: ISIS Plots at All-time High
The House Committee on Homeland Security has released an update to their Terror Gone Viral report, Overview of the 100+ ISIS-Linked Plots Against the West. Their past report was released in March of 2016. According to the report, this past month of attacks have led to a record level of plotting, after attacks in Germany, France, and the United States. Committee Chairman Michael McCaul states, “ISIS terrorists have reached an alarming and horrific milestone, continuing their unprecedented pace of global terror. Never before have we seen so many jihadist plots against the West in such a short period of time. What’s worse, our communities have now become the battleground, and our enemies are hiding in plain sight. ISIS has remotely radicalized operatives to carry out attacks, including right here in the homeland, and they are increasingly dispatching their own operatives for deadlier and more complex plots. This is the consequence of our failure to take the fight to the enemy overseas. And it should be a wake-up call that we need to get serious about destroying ISIS—not eventually, but immediately.” Along with a timeline of the 100+ plots, the report also addresses key findings based on open-source data.