ISIS Coming To America? Bombs In New York, New Jersey Stoke Fears About Terrorism In The US
A series of bombings in New York City and New Jersey over the weekend are stoking fears about Islamic State group terror attacks in the United States.
Police arrested Afghan-American Ahmad Khan Rahami Monday in connection with the explosion of two pipe bombs in New Jersey over the weekend — one in Seaside Park and another 67 miles away in Elizabeth — as well as the discovery of multiple bombs in Manhattan that detonated in a Chelsea dumpster Saturday night injuring nearly 30 people. The New York-New Jersey bombings, combined with a mass stabbing in Minnesota Saturday linked to Islamic State supporters, have some worried about the threat of ISIS in the U.S.
Rahami’s potential motive is under investigation and no international terrorist group claimed responsibility, but his Islamic background prompted critics of the Obama administration’s national security politicies to raise questions about the threat of terror attacks carried out by supporters of the militant group also known as ISIS. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said the bombs could be tied to international terrorism and GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump linked the attacks to the influx of Syrian refugees as a result of the Obama administration’s refugee policy. – READ MORE