Now We’re Told Of Group That’s ‘A Bigger Threat Than ISIS’
After being told for weeks that ISIS is the biggest threat the United States has faced since 9/11, the official U.S. line is suddenly that a new group is a “bigger threat.”
The Khorasan is led by a former Al-Qaeda commander and officials have warned that the group’s expertise in making bombs coupled with the presence of jihadist fighters with Western passports in its ranks make it a significant threat to homeland security.
James Clapper, the US Director of national intelligence, said: “In terms of threat to the homeland, Khorasan may pose as much of a danger as the Islamic State.”…
The man thought to lead the group, Muhsin al-Fadhli [pictured], was involved in the 11 September terror attacks and was one of Osama bin Laden’s top commanders. Beyond that, little is known about the group.
Last week, CBS reported that at least two dozen US airports were subjected to enhanced security screenings over fears that Khorasan were targeting the airline industry by recruiting Western fighters to carry bombs back into the country.
According to CBS, they were built by experts trained by al-Qaeda bomb-maker Ibrahim al-Asiri.[su_csky_ad]