Think tank tallies 64 terror plots targeting American homeland since 9/11

The frightening plot to kill 150 National Guard members that unraveled last week when FBI agents nabbed two Chicago-area cousins was the 64th case since 9/11 of Islamist terrorists plotting to strike on American soil, according to a new report that warns the radicalizing influence of ISIS must be dealt with in the U.S. and abroad.

Illinois National Guardsman Hasan Edmonds, 22, was nabbed last Wednesday at Chicago’s Midway Airport, where he was trying to board a plane enroute to the Middle East to join ISIS, according to authorities. Jonas Edmonds, 29, intended to don his cousin’s uniform and mount a one-man attack on the Joliet Armory, where Hasan’s National Guard unit was based, authorities said.

Like most of the post-9/11 terror attacks planned against Americans in their homeland, the plot was thwarted. But analysts, including experts at the Heritage Foundation, which tracks each case, saythe number of attempts will continue to climb, and more plots are likely to succeed without aggressive counter-measures.

  • dance…dancetotheradio

    How do they catch these guys?
    All I learned about subterfuge I learned from the movie The Conversation.
    Which is also one of Harrison Ford’s earliest movie appearances.

    • I think many of the perps are dumb.

      • dance…dancetotheradio

        Is that a dog whistle?
        I heard it, man.

    • eMan14

      Great movie.

  • eMan14

    Only 64? Does that include incidences of workplace violence?

    • Ottawa Eyes

      No. Nor does it cover criminals subsequently given Presidential Pardons since 2009.

  • JoKeR

    The religion of pieces…..