A DailyMail.com analysis reveals the growing scale of ISIS activities inside the U.S. A total of 62 people have launched attacks or been accused of taking part in the terror group’s activities in barely a year.
The growing scale of ISIS activities inside the United States is revealed in a DailyMail.com analysis.
A total of 62 people – overwhelmingly men – have launched attacks or been accused of taking part in the Islamic terror group’s activities in just over a year.
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.
Official documents reveal individuals obsessed with extremist propaganda and a myriad hate-fueled plans to slaughter fellow citizens.
The issue of how to handle the entry of immigrants and refugees has been a hot topic in the 2016 presidential race.
It shouldn’t be. There should be, and likely is, unanimous agreement that Americans don’t want Muslim terrorists and sharia adherents coming into the United States.
Of the 62 found by Daily Mail, two were not previously mentioned on Creeping Sharia.
IMMIGRANT WHO WASN’T DEPORTED AFTER GUN TERM
Elias Gebreweit Isaac, a 27-year-old from Santa Rosa, California, had been out of prison for just two weeks when he was hauled before law enforcement once again.
Police said that Isaac had told them he wanted to join ISIS and threatened to confront them with a gun if he wasn’t deported.
Why he was not deported after the felony sentence is unclear – but Santa Rosa is the seat of Sonoma County, which has ‘sanctuary’ status, meaning it does not fully co-operate with federal immigration enforcement laws.
Isaac was born in Sudan but left as a four-year-old child.
He had just finished serving four years for illegally possessing a firearm, for which he was released in July.
Isaac is reported to have appeared in court shackled to a wheelchair in case of further outbursts.
‘They were pure thoughts,’ his lawyer told a judge. ‘No acts.’
NATURALIZED IMMIGRANT GUNRUNNER FOR FUNDAMENTALISTS IN HIS NATIVE SYRIA
Amin al-Baroudi, aka Abu al-Jud, is a Syrian-born naturalized U.S. citizen who wanted to overthrow the Assad government in his homeland.
The 50-year-old former resident of Irvine, California, spent thousands of dollars along with his co-conspirators on equipment including sniper rifle scopes and night vision goggles. He transported the goods to Syria by taking flights to Turkey.
He sent the equipment to Ahrar al-Sham, a group which is trying to replace the Assad regime with an Islamic state. But his supplies violated America’s sanctions against Syria.
He pleaded guilty in January to violating U.S. sanctions against Syria. In June he was sentenced to 32 months in prison.