Tags: napolitano | al | qaida

Napolitano Warns Al-Qaida in U.S.

Thursday, 03 Dec 2009 02:22 PM

By Jim Meyers

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano warned that al-Qaida followers are inside the U.S. and pose the threat of terrorist attacks on Americans.

“The fact is that home-based terrorism is here,” she said in an address to the American-Israel Friendship League in New York on Wednesday night.

“And like extremism abroad, it is now part of the threat picture that we must confront."

“Individuals sympathetic to al-Qaida and its affiliates, as well as those inspired by their ideology, are present in the U.S., and would like to attack the homeland or plot overseas attacks against our interests abroad.”

Napolitano said a series of recent arrests in the U.S. should “remove any remaining comfort that some might have had from the notion that if we fight the terrorists abroad, we won’t have to fight them here.”

That was seen as a rebuttal to the “notion” expressed by George Bush while in the White House, The Washington Post observed.

Napolitano’s remarks came after President Obama said in his Tuesday night speech that extremists have been “sent here from the border region of Afghanistan and Pakistan to commit more acts of terror.”

She cited Najibullah Zazi, a Denver airport worker who was arrested in September after allegedly receiving training in explosives at an al-Qaida base in Pakistan. The Afghan immigrant is accused of plotting a terror attack in New York City.

He contacted accomplices there while making a cross-country drive from Denver, according to officials familiar with the case. That raised concerns among investigators that he was sending instructions to purchase more bomb-making chemicals.

Special: Get Sarah Palin’s New Book – Incredible FREE Offer -- Click Here Now.

© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Retype Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Mali's Islamists Withdraw Cease-Fire Pledge

Friday, 04 Jan 2013 13:06 PM

Tens of thousands of Fatah supporters rallied in the Hamas stronghold of Gaza on Friday for the first time since they we . . .

Fmr. CIA Director Hayden: Iran Nuclear Crisis Gets 'Scarier'

Tuesday, 17 Jul 2012 18:11 PM

 . . .

Join Fmr. CIA Director for Special Iran Briefing, Assess the Danger

Friday, 13 Jul 2012 12:27 PM

 . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved