Islamic State requires vigilance
While the FBI said there is no “specific credible threat to the US” at this time, the FBI encourages, “the public to remain vigilant and to report any suspicious activities to local police or the FBI.”
A notice from the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security also noted a tweet which claimed fighters already are in major U.S. cities. The tweet declared, “You are our goals anywhere.”
The tweet posted Aug. 9, stated, “We are in your state. We are in your cities. We are in your streets.”
Considering American citizens are in the Islamic State ranks overseas, it’s likely there are others on these shores. Thus, an attack here is to be anticipated.
Homeland Security and the FBI also should release a bulletin outlining what the federal government is doing to prevent Islamic State terrorists from gaining more power, resources and weapons – which could be used to carry out assaults outside the Middle East.
In the meantime, vigilance is indeed suggested.