UPDATED 1:20 PM PT – Sunday, August 29, 2021
A top security expert has warned of rising terror threats posed by the Islamic State on U.S. soil. Retired Maj. Gen. Dana Pittard said on Sunday that ISIS is working to radicalize people inside the U.S. to commit terror attacks.
Pittard added the arrival of thousands of migrants from Afghanistan may pose a greater domestic concern. This comes after a regional ISIS chapter claimed responsibility for a deadly bombing in Kabul last week that killed 13 American service members.
Pittard said the lack of border security makes the terror threat even greater, although many ISIS sympathizers already are present in the U.S.
I know a lot of politicians are saying that terrorists and extremists could cross our unsecured southern border with Mexico. However, I believe that a greater threat are the radicalized domestic and Islamic extremists already in our country.🇺🇸 https://t.co/28u5qiZ6AY
— Dana Pittard (@DanaPittard) August 29, 2021
Some lawmakers have also expressed concern following the recent attacks in Kabul. “Suicide bombs in Kabul today…suicide bombs in the U.S. tomorrow. Biden must immediately secure our southern border before it’s too late,” tweeted Rep. Tony Gonzales (R-Texas).