Significant terror threats continue

Free BeaconFederal authorities have open investigations into radical Islamic terrorists in all 50 states, according to the Department of Homeland Security, which is warning that the threat of terrorism in the United States has reached an all time high with radicalized individuals in the country plotting to strike "each and every single day."

That's certainly a lot of terrorist threats. But an "all time high"?

Free BeaconThe FBI has "open terrorist investigations in all 50 states," according to DHS Secretary John Kelly, who disclosed on Tuesday that there have been at least 37 "ISIS-linked plots to attack our country" since 2013, a number that shows no signs of diminishing.

I hate to say it, Adam, but total numbers like that one do not ever diminish. There have been 37 (according to your source) ISIS linked plots. If they find a new one, there will be 38. Then 39. Then 40. They don't go away if the FBI closes an investigation. They just keep getting higher and higher.

The number of open investigations and active plots is concerning, but let's not abandon numerical literacy in order to hype the threat.

This entry was published Sat Apr 22 11:22:05 CDT 2017 by TriggerFinger and last updated 2017-04-22 11:22:05.0. [Tweet]

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