Skip to comments.Intel believes 300 Americans fighting with Islamic State, posing threat to U.S.
Posted on 08/27/2014 8:16:24 PM PDT by GonzoII
The U.S. government is tracking and gathering intelligence on as many as 300 Americans who are fighting side by side with the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria and are poised to become a major threat to the homeland, according to senior U.S. officials.
Officials say concern is widespread in Washington that radicalized foreign fighters could return to the homeland and commit terrorist attacks with skills acquired overseas, according to officials who spoke on condition of anonymity due to the sensitivity of the information. Those concerns were heightened by the disclosure Tuesday that a California man was killed fighting alongside militants with the group, also known as ISIS.
The U.S. government is doing its best to keep track of the foreign fighters, who have been shifting back and forth between Iraq and Syria, according to a senior U.S. official.
"We know that there are several hundred American passport holders running around with ISIS in Syria or Iraq," the official said, offering a figure well above widespread reports of about 100 such fighters. "It's hard to tell whether or not they're in Syria or moved to Iraq."
The State Department did not respond to a request for the number of Americans traveling in Iraq and Syria.
Supporters of the Islamic State group have worked to cultivate anxiety in the United States over the threat they might pose domestically.
Among photographs posted to Twitter in recent weeks is one that shows the Islamic State flag unfurled in front of the White House at night. Another photo taken in front of a high-rise building in Chicago features the message: "We are in your state. We are in your cities. We are in your streets. You are our goals anywhere."
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Silly me. I thought the danger lies in those who didn’t travel but stayed home.
Active Duty ping.
with any government estimate is always best to look at the number and multiply by 10 ...
If any come back, you can be sure that they will commit acts of terrorism on American soil.
This is why napalm was invented.
Is it bad that it thrills me to hear of another dead “American” ISIS fighter? Because it does.
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Of course it’s not bad. The death of anyone in ISIS is a good thing.
All those muzzies that the Bush family rescued will come home to roost one day.
uh...and what if “only” 1% of muslims in the U.S. find “motivation”?
One guess as to why no response from state department?
Can’t wait for them to come home! After all that training and indoctrination pep talks they will for sure be agents of change!
The ‘American’ reported killed fighting with ISIS is one of Holder’s people and one of many ‘Obama’s sons’. I would bet that a good portion of the like-minded ‘American’s’ are also related to Obama. The majority, no doubt come from the radical mosques around the country...and btw, are there any mosques that are not ‘radical’?
Are there any mosques that do not teach the Koran?
Are these trainees for Clown Prince nobama’s civilian force? Will nobama give them the Medal of Freedom when they return?
anyone found leaving the US and fighting in the forces of ISIS , or any other jihad organization , should automatically lose their US citizenship and be forever forbidden from re-entry into the US . If they turn up having sneaked in , they should be arrested and sent into permanent incarceration in Gitmo
KEEP GITMO OPEN AND RAMPED UP , convert it into a hard labor camp , not a minimum security resort jail .
Let’s see how much secret support they will get from our muzzie community and how the authorities will react.
At the same time obama sues to open more mosques here. http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3197825/posts
Then there is that honky from Florida who went ‘poof!’ in a dynamite filled truck in Syria.
Instant 72 obnoxious billy goats.
Thank you! My point. The Koran is RADICAL. Mohamed is/was evil. All followers of Mohamed are therefore evil.
I know a few who are ‘Islamic’, but are as much ‘Islamic’ as many who claim to be ‘Christian’ but in name only. These I know do not go to the mosque, nor do they do the prayers etc. Same for many ‘Christians’ I know. These ‘Islamic’ individuals I do not link to those who go to the Mosque reqularily.
“KEEP GITMO OPEN AND RAMPED UP, convert it into a hard labor camp, not a minimum security resort jail.”
There is a Sheriff in Arizona well qualified to run this ‘ramped up Gitmo’. And he should provide them with sheep, along with sufficient surveillance cameras to record the interaction of the prisoners with the sheep.
And yes, if the ‘Americans’ have been their long enough, they will have been introduced to the value of the ‘sheep’.
This makes it easy now. We can just take them all out with aerial bombardment. They’ll just have to up those 2-3 sorties per day to 2-3oo
If they know who they are, and they are tracking them, why don’t they cancel their passports...or at least flag them. It might be helpful when these people attempt to come back to the US.
The sad thing about these 300, they are liberals, or LW democrats. The reason a Muslim doesn’t vote RW is because they know Christians know who Muslims really areMuslims can’t fool Christians, but they can fool liberals and they do every day
Those 300 have the support of at least 100 Muslims here in America. Where there’s one Islamist there are a hundred.
She wouldn't have lied. She said to look for that dreaded yellow flag with a coiled rattlesnake on it!
Jeeze, you are acting like they are a threat, or something.
Our State Department Babes would tell us if they were!
In a sane world we would cancel their passports.
Everyone knows the only domestic threat, to Mordor-on-the-Potomac, comes from Tea Party “extremists.”
Do what the Russians would....take out their families.
I disagree. They should be tried in absentia and convicted of treason. Then they should be hunted down, caught, brought back to the U.S. and publicly executed.
I agree almost 100%. However, let them enjoy each others company and spare the sheep.
I wear IDF t-shirts in public looking to see what can be trolled up. I was approached by a young lady in a parking lot last week who just returned from five months in Israel and we had a very pleasant conversation after she thanked me for my support of the only friend America has in the Middle East.
we live in a rural area, I have gotten some dirty looks from some uni students....... oh well
Execute them all.
“Intel believes 300 Americans fighting with Islamic State,...”
And most of them are in Congress, the Senate, or the White House.
“Are there any mosques that do not teach the Koran?”
Interesting question in light of the fact that there are definitely churches claiming to be Christian who do not teach or preach the Bible but rather a distorted version of it. The one that Obama claimed was his Christian church in Chicago actually taught something more akin to the Koran than the bible.