US security officials say homegrown attacks top concern, beyond Islamic State

Fox News — Top U.S. homeland security officials said Wednesday that the Islamic State is an imminent terror concern for this country, but they remain intently focused on an array of deadly threats, especially Americans becoming indoctrinated on the Internet and executing a “limited, self-directed attack.” “It’s no longer necessary to actually meet someone from Al Qaeda,” FBI Director James Comey said on Capitol Hill. “Someone can actually do it in their pajamas in their basement.” Comey said he expects that such Internet activity will “dominate” his tenure at the agency. He made his remarks during a House Committee on Homeland Security hearing on global threats to America and the government’s response. Comey was joined by Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson and Matthew Olsen, director of the National Counterterrorism Center. Officials pointed out that Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev, accused of being the Boston Marathon bombers, and Fort Hood shooter Army Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan were at least in part radicalized on the Internet. [Read More]