Viral terrorism is the latest attack on America
On Sunday U.S. officials showed concern about a growing threat of jihad viral terrorism attacks on the United States after the texas attempt last week.
“I think there’s been a rise in the stream of threats,” said Texas GOP Rep. Mike McCaul, chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security. “We’re seeing signs of viral terrorism almost daily.
Mcaul’s remarks follow a may 3rd attack on two shooters outside a “Draw Muhammad” event in Garland, Texas.
One of the two gunmen who was killed by police sent tweets linking him to radical islam terror groups. Internet buzz tipped off officials of a possible attack on the event.
FBI Director James Comey said the attack on a security gaud which resulted in a gun shot to the leg shows the problems the FBI are facing. Social media is a growing concern for communication between terrorist groups and U.S. extremist.
Comey also stated Islamic extremist groups have thousands of English speaking Twitter followers in the U.S
Also, the Islamic State encourages followers to travel Syria to join the self created caliphate if they can otherwise “Kill where you’re at.” Comey said.
McCaul said Comey was “right” and trying to find ISIS calling for more terrorist attack on a broad range of social media is “looking for a needle in a haystack”.
McCaul also said “The threat of terror attacks is the highest I’ve ever seen” and warn of more attacks in the future.He add “It’s going to get a lot worse this is very hard to stop”.
Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson stated that The U.S. is facing a new type of attack by lone-wolf terrorists inspired by Islamic propaganda. The Obama administration added last weeks Dallas attack was a lone-wolf effort.
“ISIL‘s use of social media and internet to reach homeland and inspire others has created a new environment” Said Johnson.