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- FBI Director James Comey
Those people exist in every state. I have homegrown violent extremist investigations in every single state. Until a few weeks ago there was 49 states. Alaska had none which I couldn't quite figure out. But Alaska has now joined the group so we have investigations of people in various stages of radicalizing in all 50 states.
Military bases and installations in the United States have been ordered to raise their force protection condition status to Bravo (FPCON Bravo), due to general concerns about ISIS related threats, but not because of any specific threat or plot.
Agents from the FBI’s Cincinnati-Dayton Joint Terrorism Task Force arrested 20-year-old Christopher Cornell Wednesday after they said he purchased weapons intended to kill employees and officials at the U.S. Capitol.
The men had planned to travel to the Middle East and had also pledged to launch attacks in this country, including one on President Obama or planting a bomb in Coney Island, Brooklyn, federal officials said.
In the press release, Assistant Attorney General Carlin emphasized that the two were actively conspiring to carry out attacks inside the US after linking up with ISIS in the Middle East. “They plotted to attack members of our military within the United States.
The two Chicago area men spoke of using army uniforms, military knowledge and access to attack an Illinois military installation, the department said in a statement.
Velentzas and her former roommate, 31-year-old Asia Siddiqui, were arrested and accused of planning to build an explosive device for attacks in the United States, federal prosecutors said. Siddiqui is also a U.S. citizen.
John T. Booker Jr., 20, was arrested on the morning of Friday April 10 outside of Fort Riley as he allegedly tried to connect wires to what he believed was a bomb inside a van. The device was non-explosive and was provided by an FBI informant, the government said.
Officials said that the man, Abdirahman Sheik Mohamud, 23, a naturalized American citizen whose brother was killed fighting in Syria, spoke of wanting to attack a military facility or a prison in the United States.
Federal agents Sunday arrested at least six people in Minneapolis and San Diego in what was described as an ISIS-related terror plot. Minneapolis U.S. Attorney Andrew Luger told Minnesota Public Radio nearly simultaneous arrests were made in the two cities.
The investigation revealed the teen had befriended a man in Raleigh who had radical Islamic beliefs.
The two planned to rob a gun shop in North Carolina, then storm an unnamed North Carolina military base and shoot soldiers on the base.
Later, they planned to go to the Middle East and join ISIS to avenge U.S. airstrikes on the terrorist group.
Miski, whose real name is Muhammed Hassan, corresponded with Simpson, 30, before Sunday’s attack in Garland, Texas, when Simpson and roommate Nadir Soofi, 34, opened fire at the contest, which was sponsored by New York anti-Islam activist Pamela Geller.
originally posted by: teslahowitzer
a reply to: jrod I have seen these radicals and know they exist and know their agenda....I have no real proof of FBI setups...
The once exclusively investigative bureau has morphed into a counterterrorism agency, with field agents tapping into a nationwide network of informants that infiltrate mainly-Muslim communities.
The FBI targets the "disgruntled few" who would participate in a terrorist plot if given the opportunity, according to Aaronson. In many cases, the FBI recruits potential terrorists and provides them with plans, equipment, and weapons — before finally shutting them down and getting credit for thwarting another attack.