September 10, 2019

Homeland Security Committee Hearing ‘Global Terrorism: Threats to the Homeland, Part I’

Ali Soufan, Founder of The Soufan Center, joined national security experts at a hearing on Capitol Hill warning that the United States homeland faces a complex threat landscape of both foreign terrorist threats as well as a growing threat of domestic terrorism. Mr. Soufan spoke at a U.S. House Committee on Homeland Security hearing on ‘Global Terrorism: Threats to the Homeland, Part. I’ on September 10, 2019.

The panel of witnesses included:

  • Peter Bergen, Vice President, Global Studies & Fellows, New America
  • Ali Soufan, Founder, The Soufan Center
  • Brian Levin, Director, Center for the Study of Hate & Extremism, California State University, San Bernardino
  • Thomas Joscelyn, Senior Fellow, Foundation for the Defense of Democracies 

“The threat from al-Qaeda and other Salafi-jihadist groups like the so-called Islamic State remain, joined by the challenges posed by Violent White Supremacist Extremism (WSE), an ideology with a foothold in the U.S. and with tentacles stretching across the globe, from Ukraine to New Zealand and beyond,” cautioned Mr. Soufan. 

Full Hearing

Ali Soufan’s oral testimony

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