Despite no known specific, credible threats, the FBI and the US Department of Homeland Security have warned law enforcement agencies that sympathizers of jihadist group Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) could strike holiday events in the US.
American Muslims in eight states have been contacted by the FBI in recent days to answer a series of questions regarding any connections to Al-Qaeda leaders or knowledge of any terror plots, a civil rights group said.
In what has become de rigueur days before American elections since the War on Terror was declared, a new report suggests a terrorist attack could occur in the US on the eve of Election Day. Americans took to social media to mock and fret over the news.
Mohammed Rahami, father of Ahmad Khan Rahami, who is suspected of planting bombs in New York and New Jersey, alerted police of his son in 2014 after Ahmad had stabbed another of his sons amid an argument, the New York Times reported.
A black flag with a red heart and “love for all” in Arabic text was first seen hanging from an abandoned government building the morning after Valentine’s Day in Lubbock, Texas. The city then stopped traffic, called the feds, and opened an investigation.
Known as ISIL-K, the Afghanistan group claiming to be a branch of Islamic State can now legally be targeted by US troops, thanks to White House authorization. Military officials welcomed the move as a “significant step.”
The new Countering Violent Extremism Task Force will "integrate and harmonize" various federal efforts to neutralize terrorist recruitment, the White House’s national security council senior director, Ned Price, announced Friday.
A British Muslim family of 11 on their way to Southern California was denied access to their plane by US Department of Homeland Security officials without explanation. Now a UK politician is calling on her government to investigate.