People living and radicalized inside the United States and Europe pose the greatest danger to their countries, US terror experts say.
Those who decide to undertake solo attacks, like the two recently in New York City, are almost impossible to detect in advance, several experts told the AFP.
“In France, the US, or elsewhere, there certainly won’t be any more large attacks planned from abroad like those of November 13, 2015 in Paris,” said Marc Sageman, a former CIA agent and terror expert, referring to the alleged ISIL operation that left 130 dead.
Neither Akayed Ullah, the Bangladeshi immigrant who tried to blow up a New York subway station last week, nor Sayfullo Saipov, an Uzbek who drove a truck into pedestrians on a New York bike path on October 31, killing 8, had any evident contact with foreign extremist groups aside from watching their propaganda videos.
Self-radicalized attackers who completely unknown to authorities are the main…