FBI Director James Comey says Islamic State’s influence is on the rise in the United States. His warning follows the dramatic Mohammed cartoon contest attack carried out earlier this week by two gunmen who drove all the way from Phoenix to Texas.
Federal agents estimate those two are among hundreds of ISIS followers in the United States who are now being bombarded on the Internet with calls to take deadly action.
Elton Simpson and Nadir Soofi are the Phoenix roommates behind the Texas terror attack and the newest faces of homegrown terrorism.
Comey says young ISIS recruits like them are being drawn in by the group’s slick, online messages of war.
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