Pete King: ISIS Not ‘Afraid to Put a Bomb in Lower Manhattan’

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peter-kingRep. Peter King, R-New York, said that any group that “beheaded two Americans on television” would not “be afraid to put a bomb in Lower Manhattan,” Business Insider reported.

The Long Island congressman is chairman of the Homeland Security Counterterrorism and Intelligence subcommittee and also sits on the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, according to the Almanac of American Politics.

King has said that he knows of no specific threat against the homeland but is advocating greater vigilance.

“We have to assume it’s a threat. I mean, when people say there are no terror threats from ISIS, you know, there were no terror threats to the United States from al-Qaida on September 10th either – 2001,” Business Insider reported.

He said that ISIS grew out of al-Qaida in Iraq which openly spoke of an attack on the U.S. homeland. Given that thousands of ISIS fighters carry Western passports, “we have to assume at least five of them are going to try to get into this country.”

King estimates that the ISIS threat is no less serious than the danger posed by al-Qaida and its affiliates, according to Business Insider.

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2 COMMENTS

  1. The Twin Towers disaster resulted from the failure of flight school owners to be very alert (who wants only to learn to fly a plane, but not take off or land, and why?) and failure of the FBI to vigorously follow up on the one (?) tip they did receive.

  2. The Twin Towers disaster resulted from the failure of flight school owners to be intelligently alert (who only wants to learn to fly a plane but not to take off and land, and why?) and failure of the FBI to vigorously follow up on the one (?) tip they received abut these rats.

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