Hundreds of Americans Join ISIS – The Response from DHS Will Leave You Speechless

homeland securityFor over a decade we’ve been fighting the War on Terrorism.

We’ve spent trillions.

Thousands of Americans have been killed or wounded in the fight.

Yet, what happens to United States citizens who joined to fight with the extremists, such as ISIS, in The Middle East conflict zone?

Over 25,000 foreign fighters have traveled to the battlefield to enlist with Islamist terrorist groups, including at least 4,500 Westerners. More than 250 individuals from the United States have also joined or attempted to fight with extremists in the conflict zone.

“These fighters pose a serious threat to the United States and its allies. Armed with combat experience and extremist connections, many of them are only a plane-flight away from our shores,” it adds. “Even if they do not return home to plot attacks, foreign fighters have taken the lead in recruiting a new generation of terrorists and are seeking to radicalize Westerners online to spread terror back home.”

“Of the hundreds of Americans who have sought to travel to the conflict zone in Syria and Iraq, authorities have only interdicted a fraction of them,” the report acknowledges. “Several dozen have also managed to make it back into America.”

Wouldn’t any United States citizen or citizen from another European country who joins to fight with ISIS be placed on a high alert watch list?

A policy that fails to fully vet these people prior to re-entry into the United States is clearly a failed policy.

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