Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly couldn’t have been clearer about the terror threat to America, saying federal law enforcement and intelligence agents investigate jihadi plots in all 50 states, on a daily basis.
Specifically, Kelly said the FBI has open cases about terrorist plots in every state.
He also said little is known about the jihadis’ intentions.
From the Washington Free Beacon:
“Federal authorities have open investigations into radical Islamic terrorists in all 50 states, according to the Department of Homeland Security, which is warning that the threat of terrorism in the United States has reached an all time high with radicalized individuals in the country plotting to strike “each and every single day.”
“The FBI has ‘open terrorist investigations in all 50 states,’ according to DHS Secretary John Kelly, who disclosed on Tuesday that there have been at least 37 ‘ISIS-linked plots to attack our country’ since 2013, a number that shows no signs of diminishing.
“Kelly, in his first wide-ranging public address on the threat of terrorism in America since taking office, warned that America’s borders remain wide-open and that there is evidence terror-linked individuals are exploiting these national security weaknesses and entering the United States.
“‘We don’t know their intentions,’ Kelly said during an address at George Washington University. ‘We don’t know why they’re here or why they’re coming. We are completely blind to what they’re capable of.’
“Terrorist also continues to sprout inside American communities across the country, according to Kelly, who said that in just the past year, there have been “36 homegrown terrorist cases in 18 states.”
“‘We’ve seen an unprecedented spike in homegrown terrorism,’ Kelly disclosed. ‘These are the cases we know about—homegrown terrorism is notoriously difficult to predict and control.’
“Terrorists in the United States are plotting attacks ‘every single day,’ according to Kelly.
“‘I tell you, without exaggeration, they try to carry out this mission each and every single day and no one can tell you how to stop it. No one,’ he said.”