Thursday, July 2, 2015

HHS Chairman: BE VIGILANT of your Surroundings During This July 4th Holiday

Rep. Mike McCaul, chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security, warned Americans on “Fox News Sunday” to “remain vigilant” to homegrown terror threats as the July Fourth holiday approaches.
“I am extremely concerned about Syrian and ISIS recruiters can use the Internet at lightning speeds to recruit followers in the United States with thousands of followers in the United States and then activate them to do whatever they want to do,” McCaul said. “Whether it’s military installations, law enforcement or possibly a Fourth of July event parade.”
Be vigilant around gatherings with crowds ....
McCaul added that while violent extremism has gone viral in pushing its message, America’s response has been sluggish.
On Friday, terrorist left a bloody toll on three continents when they launched attacks in France, Tunisia and Kuwait.
In France, attackers zeroed in on an American-owned industrial chemical plant near Lyon where they tried to blow up the factory and decapitated a person. In Kuwait City, ISIS claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing in one of the largest Shiite mosques in the area. At least 24 people have been killed, according to local and wire reports. In Tunisia, gunmen opened fire at a beach resort, killing 27 people.
Be vigilant around fireworks where gunfire could easily
be ignored by people and catch them off-guard.
“In light of the three attacks in three hours on three continents overseas shows us that ISIS is just regionalized like the administration says only in Iraq and Syria but rather demonstrates a global threat, that they can conduct external operations and they’re very savvy doing that over the Internet,” McCaul said.
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