Excerpts from February’s Report:
Authorities continue to track a high number of homegrown terror plots in the United States, and the number of cases since 9/11 is nearing a historic milestone: There have been nearly 200 total homegrown jihadist cases in the United States since 9/11 (the figure currently stands at 193), a majority having taken place in just the past few years.
January 31, 2017: Joshua Cummings, age 37, shot and killed Denver RTD contract security officer. Upon arrest, jihadist materials were found in Cummings’ backpack. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) had previously been warned of his radicalization. A December 24, 2016 letter to DHS warns that Cummings had attended a lunch for converts to Islam, and that he felt it acceptable to fight in order “to establish the rule of Islam.” He was arrested without incident approximately 20 minutes after the shooting. Continue reading