A Republican senator, reacting to mass shootings in San Bernardino this week, says the United States is now facing the “crowd-sourcing of domestic terror.”
“Washington must wake up to this fact: the crowd-sourcing of domestic terror is a reality,” Nebraska Sen. [crscore]Ben Sasse[/crscore] said in a statement.
“While slow-moving, federal bureaucracies look for card-carrying terrorists, the Islamic State and al-Qa’ida are crowd-sourcing their jihad,” said Sasse, a member of the Senate Homeland Security Committee. “We must adapt and develop a long-term strategy to name and defeat our enemy. That enemy is not the empty label ‘extremism’ but the ideology of militant Islam.”
On Friday, the FBI said it is investigating the shootings that killed 14 people an act of terrorism. It was also revealed that one of the attackers may have written a post on social media pledging allegiance to ISIS.