(Luis Cornelio, Headline USA) FBI Director Christopher Wray issued a grave warning on Saturday to law enforcement officials, raising the alarm about an increasing number of terror threats directed at the United States
Speaking at the International Association of Chiefs of Police, Wray highlighted a potential Hamas copycat attack as one of the primary concerns.
“History has been witness to antisemitic and other forms of violent extremism for far too long,” he stated, according to an FBI transcript. “We remain committed to continue confronting those threats.”
Wray’s remarks come just a week after Hamas unleashed a deadly terrorist attack on Israel, resulting in the deaths of 1,300 individuals, including several American citizens. At present, approximately 150 individuals are being held captive by Hamas terrorists.
“In this heightened environment, there’s no question we’re seeing an increase in reported threats, and we’ve got to be on the lookout, especially for lone actors who may take inspiration from recent events to commit violence of their own,” he emphasized.
The FBI director urged law enforcement officials to share any pertinent information they come across, without necessarily delving into specific or imminent threats within the United States.
“I’d also ask you to continue sharing any intelligence or observations you may have,” Wray urged. “On our end, we’re committed to doing the same, so that together, we can safeguard our communities.”
Wray’s cautionary message follows recent calls by key Hamas terrorists, including founder Khaled Meshal and political chief Ismail Haniyeh, who have called for a Muslim uprising against Israel.
“This is the battle of not only the Palestinians or the Gazans, it is the battle of all the Arab and Muslim nations,” Haniyeh declared, while Meshal urged Jordanians to mobilize and cross the border into Israel.
Despite the potential threat, Rep. Jamaal Bowman, D-N.Y., one of the most radical members of the House of Representatives, called on the Biden administration to admit approximately one million refugees from the Hamas-controlled territory in Gaza.
His calls were quickly met with criticism from Republicans, who argued that Hamas terrorists could infiltrate those potential refugees.