Terror threats relentless as trained fighters sneak undetected into the U.S.
“We are under attack every single day,” Secretary of Homeland Security John F. Kelly said Tuesday. “The threats are relentless.”
Highly trained Islamic terrorists and radicalized criminals are getting into America by slipping across the Mexican and Canadian borders. Once inside the U.S., they mingle among lawful citizens in communities across the country,
“We don’t get to vet them,” Kelly said. “We don’t know their intentions. We don’t know they’re here. They slip into our country unnoticed, living among us, and we are completely blind as to what they are capable of.”
In the past year alone, there have been 36 homegrown terrorist cases in 18 states, and at least 37 “ISIS-linked plots to attack our country” since 2013, Kelly said. The FBI has “open terrorist investigations in all 50 states.”
The terror threat level is as high today as it was on September 11, 2001, he said.
Speaking at the Center for Cyber and Homeland Security at George Washington University, Kelly warned that America’s borders remain wide-open.
“We’ve seen an unprecedented spike in homegrown terrorism,” he added. “These are the cases we know about—homegrown terrorism is notoriously difficult to predict and control.”
Islamic terrorism is rising at an alarming rate around the world, particularly across Europe, where citizens live in the grip of fear and barbarism.
And now the threat of daily bloodshed has come to America. The monsters are among us.