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Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Report: Welcome to our biggest terror threat since 911

House Homeland Security Committee's December Terror Threat Snapshot just released states that we now face our highest terror threat from Muslim terrorists since 9/11. Much of the problem comes from Islamists who are radicalized at home.

Moreover, the threat will persist throughout the coming year both here and in Europe.

"Make no mistake; we face a deadlier threat than ever before, not only because our enemies have gotten savvier, but because we took the pressure off them," House Homeland Security Chairman Mike McCaul (R. Tx) said in the report. 

"For eight years, the Obama Administration reluctantly played global whack-a-mole with terrorists rather than leaning into the fight with decisive leadership," he added.

The report discusses how ISIS changed its message from joining the jihad in Syria and Iraq to carrying out attacks in the jihadist's homeland, and says that it's likely the at-home radicalization is probably going to increase. Also, porous borders and refugee programs are being used by terrorists.

In addition, the National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC) says that people with terrorist ties in Syria are attempting to enter the US through our refugee program, which has already resettled 13,000 Syrians across the country this year.

Law enforcement and intelligence officials say that we lack reliable and credible intelligence to properly screen and vet potential Syrian refugees, and the diligent vetting of all refugee populations.

The report cited the Ohio State University attack last week that injured 11 and killed the attacker as an example. 

"The attack last week at Ohio State University is further proof that our homeland remains in the crosshairs of Islamist terrorists," McCaul said. "Groups like ISIS are radicalizing new operatives from within our borders and just last week, their new spokesman called for more inspired attacks by supporters 'all over the world'."

Artan, the attacker, was a legal U.S. resident, the same as Mohamed Rafik Naji, 37, from New York who was arrested for trying to join ISIS and expressing his support for an ISIS attack like the one in Nice last summer. And there are more to cite, but you get the point.

Then there's Gitmo. 

This year, Obama's administratin transferred 48 jihadists from Guantanamo Bay and according to James Clapper, the Director of National Intelligence, at least 30% of these jihadists are known, or suspected, to have returned to their religious jihad of terrorism after their release. As of this month, 59 scumcrumpets remain in Gitmo.

McCaul summarizes the problem by acknowledging how Trump will inherit a "generational struggle that has only gotten longer." He ended by saying, "But rest assured, we will work closely with them to turn the table on these fanatics."

He actually meant 'religiously orthodox Muslims.'