A former Al Qaeda member in Yemen turned CIA double agent warned the U.S. Tuesday night to be ready for a likely terror attack in the next two weeks.
Morten Storm told Megyn Kelly on Fox News, “I believe that within the next two weeks, we will have an attack.” He added: “The people who are on the run at the moment from ISIS in Europe are very desperate, and they know their time’s up, and they will need to do as much damage as possible.”
He explained to the Fox News host that an attack on American soil may not be the kind of coordinated strike with military-style weaponry seen in Paris on Friday night, given the security measures in place in the U.S. Rather, the former terrorist believes that lone wolf strikes, like those seen at Fort Hood and Chattanooga, are more likely, noting the easier access to firearms in the United States. “I…believe that copycats in America will do their best to do what their brothers have done in Europe,” he said.
Storm thought shopping malls and other soft targets would probably be places strikes would happen, as seen in Paris. “The terrorists want to scare and make people afraid to lead a normal life. What they do is terrorize them mentally, so they are too afraid to go outside,” he said.
The former Islamic fighter pointed out that the Prophet Muhammad actually sanctioned the use of terror as a weapon, quoting him from the Hadith: “I have been made victorious by terror.” Storm added that “It is permissible [under Islam], if it serves the cause, to kill women, children and babies.”
“Is this radical Islam?” Kelly asked.
“No this is in the book…this is Prophet Muhammad,” Storm replied. He then noted that the Quran instructs followers to “Fight them [the infidel] until there is no more Fitnah, disbeliever” so that “religion alone will be for Allah.”
“I don’t understand how we make peace with these people, as long as they believe in this,” Storm said.
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