Report: 20,000 ISIS Supporters Worldwide Have Flocked to Iraq, Syria to Join Terror Group

IraqWASHINGTON — Supporters of the terrorist group ISIS are flocking to Iraq and Syria at record rates with an estimated 20,000 foreign fighters joining the barbarian organization worldwide, reports state.

The information was released on Wednesday during a hearing before the House Homeland Security Commission. Nick Rasmussen, the chief of the National Counterterrorism Center, said that the rate is unprecedented compared to those that joined jihadists in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Somalia and Iraq in the past 20 years.

Supporters from over 80 countries are believed to be in Iraq and Syria at this time, with at least 3,400 of them westerners. Approximately 150 Americans have attempted to travel overseas to join ISIS, some of which have succeeded while others have been caught. The current estimate of 20,000 is up from previous count of 10,000 and could escalate even higher to over 31,000.

“This new total reflects an increase in members because of stronger recruitment since June following battlefield successes and the declaration of a caliphate, greater battlefield activity and additional intelligence,” an unidentified CIA official told CNN this week.

Officials state that they are concerned that some of the foreign fighters who are streaming into Iraq and Syria will return to their home countries to carry out terrorist attacks. As previously reported, the attack last month in France was carried out by at least one Islamic jihadist who had trained in Yemen.

Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas, who chairs the committee, called the figures “the largest convergence of Islamist terrorists in world history.”

“I am worried about our ability to combat this threat abroad, but also here at home,” he said. “I wrote to the president recently as part of my ongoing investigation and raised concerns that we have no lead agency in charge of countering domestic radicalization and no line item for it in the budgets of key departments and agencies. I am also concerned that the few programs we do have in place are far too small to confront a challenge that has grown so quickly.”

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But in response to the report, Barack Obama sent out a letter to members of Congress seeking authorization for increased action against ISIS, which he refers to as ISIL.

“If left unchecked, ISIL will pose a threat beyond the Middle East, including to the United States homeland,” he wrote.

Obama said that action would include limited ground troops.

“My adminstration’s draft AUMF would not authorize long-term, large-scale, ground combat operations like those our nation conducted in Iraq and Afghanistan,” he stated. “The authorization I propose would provide the flexibility to conduct ground combat operations in other, more limited circumstances, such as rescue operations involving U.S. or coalition personnel or the use of special operations forces to take military action against ISIL leadership.”

Congress will be voting for the first time in 13 years on war efforts.


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  • Gary

    If the US was serious about stopping them from coming into the US, they could stop them.

  • Oboehner

    Don’t say a word about the millions of illegals invading America, murdering, raping, and pillaging.

  • bowie1

    This could be their biggest mistake since then it would be easier to target them in the bombing campaign, if not with ground troops.

  • Fundisi

    It is being said elsewhere that with their foothold in Syria, they will soon be a direct threat to Israel.

    • John Mark IB

      Isaiah 17 my friend!! says it all and is yet to have taken place as we all know it is coming but when is the question before or after the rapture there’s nothing right now to take place except the rapture of His Bride then the signing of the peace contract between the Anti Christ and Israel then the other events take place but the destruction of Damascus?? any time?? or when?? definitely future to be sure and Israel will strike and has shown itself to do so in the past as we all know in her preemptive strikes to take out nuclear Iraq and Syria!!

      someone here said Armageddon!! well no not exactly, not yet no that’s during the 7 year period that will soon follow the soon to be rapture !!! even so come soon LORD Jesus!! someone has to stop them but really if you think about it the Bible is clear let’s just say these idiots gain control over Syria, well they become an imminent threat to Israel and do something stupid to provoke Israel, it’s written in Isaiah and isn’t it interesting how GOD’S Word is true and never fails not one of His Prophecies has failed and or will ever fail so here we still have the city oldest inhabited city of the world so they say? of Damascus still intact never been destroyed right? not for long just let some nut jobbers group like this isis bunch get in charge of the country and up she goes as a direct threat to Israel!!

      Isaiah 17:1 The burden of Damascus. Behold, Damascus is taken away from being a city, and it shall be a ruinous heap.

      http://www.prophecyupdate.com/news-archives.html
      sorry there’s so many just thought maybe you’d enjoy for reading in spare time later on etc., good stuff solid!! very helpful!! 🙂
      http://raptureready.com/featured/ice/ttcol.html
      http://pre-trib.org/articles
      http://www.bibleprophecyblog.com/#
      http://raptureready.com/featured/price/randall_price.html
      http://raptureready.com/featured/price/2rp.html

      here’s hope pass it on to all everywhere and everyday!! 🙂

      http://faithsaves.net

      http://www.pillarandground.org/home/?page_id=36

      http://discoverthebible.org

      http://kentbrandenburg.blogspot.com
      only one life, twill soon be past,
      only what’s done for Christ will last!!

  • Amin Ohappo

    this is what nukes are for

  • Grace Kim Kwon

    May God protect Israel. The West considers what is beneficial to itself only and no longer lives for liberty or justice. The Western Civilization’s mission lost by losing Christianity and conscience.

    • John Mark IB

      no problem there Grace Israel is definitely under His Hand and His Eternal City The Beautiful Jerusalem/Yerushalayim will be the cup of trembling the nations will be fighting over as they are now but it’s His and He Has given it to His people Israel The Jews who are in need of our prayers and the Savior!! Sha Alu Shalom Yerushalayim pray for the peace of Jerusalem!! Psalms 122:6

      6 Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: they shall prosper that love thee.

      nice to know there are still a remnant few who know that Israel is still part of His plan and will be His great salvation work during the 7 years tribulation period after the rapture!! here’s hope pass it on and may The LORD bless you and yours always with love joy and peace always in Jesus name amen, have a blessed day night and weekend!!

      hey Grace, sorry to bother you, but, if I may, just out of curiosity? Kwon is that Chinese Taiwanese or Korean?? nice name and sorry if I offended you I should know my cultures better but had to guess it’s one of the 3 or else I struck out ha ha i just love people is all!! and food let’s eat ha ha Asian sound good, better yet some Kosher Jewish falafel and humus with tehina and anything Jewish Israeli style etc., latkes!! lentils!! ha ha ok sorry 🙂

      good post we need to pray for the salvation of unbelieving Israel and He will protect His Israel against the enemies to be sure especially in the Russian gog Magog invasion of Iran Russia etc, Ezekiel 37-38,

      http://www.prophecyupdate.com/news-archives.html
      sorry there’s so many just thought maybe you’d enjoy for reading in spare time later on etc., good stuff solid!! very helpful!! 🙂
      http://raptureready.com/featured/ice/ttcol.html
      http://pre-trib.org/articles
      http://www.bibleprophecyblog.com/
      http://raptureready.com/featured/price/randall_price.html
      http://raptureready.com/featured/price/2rp.html

      here’s hope pass it on to all everywhere and everyday!! 🙂

      http://faithsaves.net

      http://www.pillarandground.org/home?page_id=36

      http://discoverthebible.org

      http://kentbrandenburg.blogspot.com
      only one life, twill soon be past,
      only what’s done for Christ will last!!

      • Grace Kim Kwon

        Amen. Thank you, John. I’m Korean; I’m not at all offended and don’t let others either. Many Asians look alike anyway. True Christian Church would love Israel and pray for the Jews till the end.

        • John Mark IB

          I get great sushi from authentic Japanese near my area and unfortunately we have no Korean food, 🙁 that I know of,

          but I can get my spicy Kimchee sauce : ) to lather over my sushi etc., ha ha you’re cool !! love you my Korean sister in Christ!! you’re a good thinker!! ok let’s see if this works for you I hope it’s good it’s from google translate so I tried haha

          hello my Korean friend, may GOD bless you in Jesus name amen!

          안녕하세요 , 한국 내 친구 ! 하나님 은 예수 이름 아멘 당신을 축복 !

          안녕하세요 , 한국 내 친구 ! 하나님 은 예수 이름 아멘 당신을 축복 !

          More

          annyeonghaseyo , hangug nae chingu ! hananim eun yesu ileum amen dangsin-eul chugbog !

          have a blessed day and week,

          축복받은 일 주일에 있다!

          축복받은 일 주일에 있다!

          More

          chugbogbad-eun il ju-il-e issda!

          have a blessed day and week here’s a great resource to give to folks and may GOD bless you with love joy and peace always in Jesus name amen!!

          http://faithsaves.net/the-book-of-daniel-prophetic-proof-the-bible-is-the-word-of-god/

          http://faithsaves.net/apologetics-and-false-religions/

        • John Mark IB

          Gracie Grace!! 🙂
          hope you’re well, watch out for the doctrine of the moonies very big in Korea be careful!!
          also some good Korean Bibles from the following site
          Korean Study Bible seems pretty fair reasonably priced anyways check it out when you can here in their web store click on drop down menu Bibles: Various versions languages or foreign languages etc.,

          http://biblefortoday.org/search.asp

          http://www.biblefortoday.org/

          Item # Category Author BB3306 Bibles: Various Versions & Languages Jung, Dr. Dongsoo Korean Study Bible (Genuine Leather) Gift: $44.00

          scroll down to all about the Bible and enjoy learning many great articles on The Bible!!

          here at this one

          http://www.deanburgonsociety.org/
          and you can click on the Korean language and see if they have something below
          http://faithsaves.net/other-languages/
          have a blessed day night and week.. if you last name was Kim I would’ve known right away that’s very common Korean name!! like Da Silva for Brazilians…:) take care friend!! May GOD bless you with love joy and peace always in Jesus name amen!!

  • NWaff

    Getting ready for Armageddon

  • Grace Kim Kwon

    America used to risk life in order to defeat villains. Today it indulges in the prosperity their hard-working forefathers had built and preserved, insults and slanders the hard-working Americans of yesteryears, and keeps watching beastly porns no matter how many children suffer on Planet Earth. The West needs Christian conscience.

  • John Mark IB

    amazing how many boys not men, mind you, but ignorant dumb immature little boys, stupid idiotic and evil persons, who are running to feed their vile sinful natures, by what? running to fight in a bloodthirsty war for evil, and murderous, rapists, genocidal bastards, and scumbag pigs, sorry for the harsh language here folks just my perception is all, it’s very sickening, what kind of animal trash and filth we have today right here in our own backyards, it starts at home teaching them morals and respect, but how many of us have to deal with drivers on their stupid cell phones, all about the me myself and I generation, and not using turn signals, because that would mean having to be nice and courteous, and actually put others above myself, and that would be a sin now wouldn’t it? bunch of fools, sorry but I hope they get destroyed by the big “O’s” purposely wasted and purposely errant bombs, sent not to destroy but to shamefully fool the masses into thinking he’s a good guy, and he’s actually taking action against muslims of which he’s one, I hope they get slaughtered ( sorry) before they can do any harm, to one innocent peaceful person, who just want to be left alone and live life, may they meet their fate before the innocent do and may they be wiped out before they can come back and do us harm we have to be watchful wary and mindful of the evil that lurks among us!! situational awareness to all everywhere you go be on the scan look out not afraid just wise!! and if you’re not a gun owner that’s you choice but what if you could stop one of these terrorist bastards as he was about to hurt a mass of people wouldn’t that be nice !! and for another aspect of this issue in our times of today!!

    someone here below said Armageddon!! well no not exactly, not yet no that’s during the 7 year period that will soon follow the soon to be rapture !!! even so come soon LORD Jesus!! someone has to stop them but really if you think about it the Bible is clear let’s just say these idiots gain control over Syria, well they become an imminent threat to Israel and do something stupid to provoke Israel, it’s written in Isaiah and isn’t it interesting how GOD’S Word is true and never fails not one of His Prophecies has failed and or will ever fail so here we still have the city oldest inhabited city of the world so they say? of Damascus still intact never been destroyed right? not for long just let some nut jobbers group like this isis bunch get in charge of the country and up she goes as a direct threat to Israel!!

    Isaiah 17:1 The burden of Damascus. Behold, Damascus is taken away from being a city, and it shall be a ruinous heap.

    GOD is in control and as sad as it looks even we all know He’s got the whole world in His Hands!! ha ha yeah ok we can all sing it ok!!! jk 🙂 but Bible Prophecy 101 says time is getting short it’s crazy messed up nutty world kind of scary if we didn’t have Him to be sure!! but here’s hope and some other news too have a blessed day and weekend!!
    to my fellow brethren in the faith May The LORD bless you with love joy and peace always in Jesus name amen! have a blessed day and week,
    some interesting news of the day from Biblical issues perspectives prophecy etc., I only use it for the news headlines of the day incredible stuff,

    http://www.prophecyupdate.com/news-archives.html

    and here’s the hope pass it on to all time is short let’s be working when He comes !!
    Remember this and pass it on to all as well!!
    only one life, twill soon be past,
    only what’s done for Christ will last!!
    http://faithsaves.net
    http://www.pillarandground.org/home/?page_id=36
    http://discoverthebible.org
    http://kentbrandenburg.blogspot.com

  • Dave

    The Bible speaks of two Israels. Israel after the flesh and the
    Israel of God. Paul says Romans 9:6“For they are not all
    Israel, which are of Israel” and in 9:8 “ That is, They which are the children
    of the flesh, these are not the children of God: but the children of the
    promise are counted for the seed.”

    Galatians
    3:16 “Now to Abraham and his seed were the promises made. He saith
    not, And to seeds, as of many; but as of one, And to thy seed, which is Christ”.
    And Galatians 3:29 And
    if ye be Christ’s, then are ye Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the
    promise.

    Romans 2:28–29 “For
    he is not a Jew, which is one outwardly; neither is that circumcision, which is
    outward in the flesh: V 29 But he is a
    Jew, which is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart, in the
    spirit, and not in the letter; whose praise is not of men, but of God.”