Abdo Cited in Spate of “Lone Wolf” Attacks

Last week Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said “lone wolf” attacks were “on the rise” in the face of the massive defenses in place in response to organized terrorist plots.

“What we see now is smaller plots,” she said. “We are also seeing a rise of activities by individuals who are actually in the country, and they are acting by themselves and that kind of attack is the most difficult to prevent because there is nothing to intercept.”

In addition to using the example of Anders Brevik, a six-page bulletin from the FBI and DHS also included US Army Soldier Naser Abdo: 

The six-page document cites specific examples, including a July incident where a U.S. soldier is accused of plotting to attack Fort Hood with improvised explosive devices (IEDs) and guns.

Naser Abdo is accused in one of nine attacks or attempted attacks in the past few years on “soft targets” of the US military by those apparently motivated by the Muslim faith.