Terror Threat on the Southwest Border

by Matthew Ernst,  American Thinker

U.S. Homeland Security Secretary, Jeh Johnson, recently spoke out about rumors that ISIS fighters had been apprehended on the U.S./ Mexico border.  Johnson denied that any fighters had been apprehended on there.  But, regardless of whether any ISIS fighters were apprehended, when we analyze the possibility of this occurrence using law enforcement records, we see this threat is very legitimate.

Al-Shabab

In order to accurately assess this threat, we need to analyze travel patterns, criminal networks, and funding mechanisms.  Perhaps the best example comes from the Somali terror group, Al-Shabab, which is an Al Qaeda affiliate.   While widespread attention is currently being given to the Islamic State (ISIS), as of 2011 Al-Shabab indictments had been unsealed in 38 of 50 U.S. states.  With approximately 85% of all Somalis seeking asylum entering the U.S. in San Diego, the city ranks fourth among U.S. cities that are home to known or suspected terrorists.    Read the entire story.

 

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