Hearing: Terrorism Gone Viral: The Attack in Garland, Texas and Beyond

June 3, 2015 2:00 PM | 311 Cannon House Office Building

The ISIS-inspired terror attack in Garland, Texas demonstrates that terrorism is going viral. This hearing will examine the increasing threat from violent Islamist extremists groups, like ISIS, who use the Internet and social media to recruit fighters, share propaganda, and inspire and potentially direct attacks.

Opening Statements

Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas, Chairman
Opening Statement [PDF]

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Mr. John J. Mulligan
Deputy Director
National Counterterrorism Center
Witness Statement [PDF]

The Honorable Francis X. Taylor
Under Secretary
Intelligence and Analysis
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Witness Statement [PDF]

Mr. Michael B. Steinbach
Assistant Director, Counterterrorism Division
Federal Bureau of Investigation
U.S. Department of Justice
Witness Statement [PDF]