FBI Director Warns of Potential Terrorism in U.S.

Extremists could be inspired by the Taliban takeover in Afghanistan.

FBI Director Christopher Wray testified before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee expressing concerns that the Taliban takeover in Afghanistan could lead to terror events in the United States. He said extremist groups have never stopped plotting attacks on American soil. The FBI director testified that the domestic terrorism caseload has increased markedly since the spring of 2020, from around 1,000 possible investigations to 2,700.

“We are concerned that, with developments in Afghanistan, among other things, that there will be more inspiration to the first bucket,” Director Wray told the committee. “So I think we anticipate, unfortunately, growth in both categories as we look ahead over the next couple of years.”

Conversely, the director for the National Counterterrorism Center, Christine Abizaid, testified to the committee that the terrorism threat to the country is less “acute” than it was two decades ago. “In the wake of our withdrawal, the question is, at what point does that regional threat build to a capability and intent that is focused externally and particularly focused on the homeland?” Director Abizaid said. “I would say from an intelligence community perspective, that’s one of our highest priorities, is just to monitor and assess the degree to which those groups actually present an external threat.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For FBI officials and others in law enforcement as they seek to prevent terror plots that arise against the U.S. homeland.
  • For Director Wray to seek God’s wisdom as he heads the FBI.
  • For God to shield the United States from terror attacks.

Sources: The Hill, CBS News


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