America’s Enemies Within: Sixty-Two ISIS Attackers And ‘Plotters’ In Just A Year, Immigrants Or Children Of Immigrants
More than one a week.
From the Daily Mail:
The 62 were responsible for 48 attacks or alleged ISIS-inspired activities – from mass stabbings to attempts to send money and munitions to Syria.
The DailyMail.com analysis of public records shows that six ISIS-inspired attackers have died and 54 have been arrested.
The figures also show that 34 of those ISIS attackers and alleged plotters were either immigrants or the children of immigrants.
They included six people who came to the U.S. as refugees from countries including Palestine and Somalia.
The number of people taken in as refugees and then accused of turning against the country which gave them sanctuary could be higher, as it was not possible to ascertain exactly how many of the alleged ISIS attackers or plotters entered America.
In total 64 people have been murdered and at least 121 wounded in the U.S. by ISIS-inspired attackers.
They included the 49 dead and 53 wounded of the Orlando nightclub attacks, as well as the 14 killed and 22 hurt by the San Bernardino shooters.
The analysis shows that 13 people linked to ISIS by the federal authorities were the children of immigrants from countries including Palestine and Pakistan.
And at least 13 were Americans who converted to Islam and took up its most extreme form.
They include a former cheerleader and the son of a senior Boston police officer, as well as an immigrant who was not deported after serving a four-year sentence for a firearms crime.
Many of those awaiting trial were caught by the FBI in stings, which the agency says is a crucial way of preventing and disrupting ISIS attacks.