Press Release


Chairman McCaul Releases July ‘Terror Threat Snapshot’

Media Contact: Susan Phalen (202) 226-8477

WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Michael McCaul released his July Terror Threat Snapshot today in a continuing effort to highlight the growing threat America, the West, and world face from ISIS and other terrorist groups. 

Chairman McCaul: “We need to take the sharp increase in ISIS and other Islamist terror activity more seriously. I commend our law enforcement and intelligence professionals for disrupting so many plots recently, but we cannot rely on our defenses alone. Extremists are radicalizing and recruiting new foot soldiers around the world at broadband speeds, yet the Administration is responding at bureaucratic pace. It’s time for the President to listen to these wake-up calls and to lay out a credible offensive strategy to defeat what is a global—not regional—menace.”

Key takeaways in this month’s Terror Threat Snapshot include:

·         With the recent attacks in France and against tourists in Tunisia, ISIS has now been linked to 47 terrorist plots or attacks against the West, including 11 inside the United States.

·         The total number of ISIS arrests in the U.S. has increased five-fold in 2015 with 55 ISIS supporters detained, ten of which have been arrested in the last month. ISIS followers have now been arrested in at least 19 states.

The Terror Threat Snapshot is a monthly feature that tracks the escalating and grave threat environment facing the United States. The Terror Threat Snapshot will be kept up to date on the Committee’s website. Additionally, monthly summaries will be available.

The complete July Terror Threat Snapshot is available here.