At least 60 people charged with terrorism-linked crimes this year — a record

The Justice Department has charged at least 60 individuals this year with terrorism-related crimes, an unprecedented number that officials attribute to a heightened threat from the Islamic State and the influence of social media on potential recruits.

Last week alone, prosecutors charged three people and convicted two others on terrorism-linked charges. One of those charged was Enrique Marquez Jr., a friend and neighbor of Syed Rizwan Farook, the male gunman who was killed in a firefight with police in the aftermath of the San Bernardino, Calif., shooting rampage this month. That terrorist attack killed 14 people.

A second was Mohamed Elshinawy, a Maryland man accused of receiving at least $8,700 from the Islamic State overseas and planning to use the money to carry out attacks in the United States. He told prosecutors that a childhood friend had connected him through social media with an Islamic State operative.

  • Achmed

    That isn’t terrorism – that’s Islamophobia.

    I hope CAIR and those arrested sue the USA for millions of dollars each!

    • Alex

      When the Caliphate finally triumphs there will be celebrations everywhere, fireworks, plenty of free beer … er, mineral water, and a job in the Islamic Department of Highways for everyone!

      • Justin St.Denis

        And Crispy Caliphate Critters for every American dog and hound. And toasty MunchyMuslims for the KittyCats. It’llbe a party.

    • Justin St.Denis

      Achmed, there is no such thing as islamophobia. Like homophobia, islamophobia is made up, rather like islam itself was made up by a psychotic pedophile camel-fucker named mohammad.

  • mauser 98

    Attorney Larry Klayman Names Barack Hussein Obama As Muslim Of The Year

    “Thanks in large part to Obama, there now exists ISIS and its Islamic state, coupled with a nuclear Islamic Iran”

    … a good read

  • ontario john

    But islamophobia is running wild across North America. CNN is reporting on a fire at a mosque in Texas. And don’t forget that terrible arson attack in Peterborough Ont. where thousands of muslims died. Good news in the Saturday Star though. They have the heart warming story of transgender muslims who have their own mosque in Indonesia. Muslims are so tolerant. Yes, nothing spells Christmas like a nice transgender muslim story.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    Candidate Donald Trump wrote “The Art of the Deal.” His rivals are authoring “The Art of Denial.”

  • G

    My question would be how many more are there that they didn’t have enough evidence to charge?

    ISIS, immigration BLM.

    I feel like a meteorologist watching a radar screen and seeing three storm cells move closer to each other and hoping they don’t merge.

    In 10 years if you are a white christian you are going to be in for a rough ride.
    In the past we withstood such storms and wound up running the planet because we we were hardworking, tough, smart sons of bitches. Are we still?