FBI Warns Of Possible Terror Attacks


On Tuesday, FBI Director Christopher Wray warned that the threat of a terror attack against the United States has been raised to a “whole other level” due to ongoing conflict in the Middle East.

“The reality is that the terrorism threat has been elevated throughout 2023, but the ongoing war in the Middle East has raised the threat of an attack against Americans in the United States to a whole other level,” Wray told lawmakers on the Senate Homeland Security Committee.

The news comes on the heels of Border Patrol agents seizing immigrants who were carrying explosives “tailored for terrorism.”

From Fox News:

Hamas launched a deadly terrorist attack against Israel on Oct. 7, leading to a military response from the U.S. ally. It has renewed concern in the U.S. that there could be similar terror attacks inspired by Hamas and other terrorist groups, including by domestic and homegrown terrorists.

“We assess that the actions of Hamas and its allies will serve as an inspiration, the likes of which we haven’t seen since ISIS launched its so-called caliphate several years ago,” Wray said. “In just the past few weeks, multiple foreign terrorist organizations have called for attacks against Americans and the West.”

Wray warned that the most immediate concern is that individuals or small groups will draw inspiration from the events to attack Americans, including homegrown violent extremists who are inspired by foreign terrorist organizations, or by domestic violent extremists who are targeting Muslim or Jewish targets.

He cited the arrest of a man in Houston who had been studying how to build bombs and had posted support of killing Jews, and the killing of a 6-year-old Muslim boy in Illinois, which Wray said is being investigated as a federal hate crime.

“We also cannot and do not discount the possibility that Hamas or another foreign terrorist organization may exploit the current conflict to conduct attacks here on our own soil,” he said.

Despite the rise in anti-Semitism in the country, the White House had focused on hate crimes against Muslims.


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