'Terror threat against U.S. reaches 'whole other level,' FBI chief warns | 31 Oct 2023 | The threat of terror attacks against the United States has reached a "whole other level" since America's 'ally' Israel went to war with the terrorist group Hamas, the FBI's director warned Tuesday. "The reality is that the terrorism threat has been elevated throughout 2023, but the ongoing war in the Middle East has raised the threat of an attack against Americans in the United States to a whole other level," FBI Director Christopher Wray told the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee. Wray claimed Hamas's Oct. 7 incursion into southern Israel, which led to the killing of 1,400 people and the abduction of at least 200 more, has emboldened groups like al-Qaida [al-CIAduh] to call for specific violence against the U.S. "It is a time to be concerned," the FBI director said. "We are in a dangerous period." Wray noted that the FBI arrested Palestinian asylum seeker Sohaib Abuayyash in Houston earlier this month believing he was training with weapons for a possible "attack."