A Danish ex-terrorist told Megyn Kelly Tuesday night that he thinks an attack on the United States will likely happen in the next couple of weeks.
Morten Storm, a former Al Qaeda member who became a CIA double agent, says he was embedded with terrorists long enough to understand how they think.
“I believe that within the next two weeks, we will have a second Europe again,” Storm said on “The Kelly File” tonight.
“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.
Staging an attack here would be “a bit different,” because borders here are more tightly controlled, Storm noted.
But on the other hand, people here have more access to firearms, he said.
He says terrorist militants may focus on “softer targets” in America, such as civilians in “shopping malls,” he said.
I like that Storm made a point of reading from the Hadith to show where the violent ideology comes from. As the President of Egypt, Abdel Fattah Saeed Hussein Khalil el Sisi noted in his extraordinary and ground-breaking New Years Day speech calling for a reformation of Islam – the very “texts and ideas that we have sacralized over the centuries are antagonizing the entire world.”
Morten Storm’s book is Agent Storm: My Life Inside al Qaeda and the CIA.
Morten Storm was an unlikely jihadi. A six-foot-one red-haired Dane, Storm spent his teens in and out of trouble. A book about the Prophet Mohammed prompted his conversion to Islam, and Storm sought purpose in a community of believers. He attended a militant madrasah in Yemen, named his son Osama, and became close friends with Anwar al-Awlaki, the American-born terrorist cleric. But after a decade of jihadi life, he not only repudiated extremism but, in a quest for atonement, became a double agent for the CIA and British and Danish intelligence.
Agent Storm takes readers inside the jihadist world like never before, showing the daily life of zealous men set on mass murder, from dodging drones with al Qaeda leaders in the Arabian desert to training in extremist gyms in Britain and performing supply drops in Kenya. The book also provides a tantalizing look at his dangerous life undercover, as Storm traveled the world for missions targeting its most dangerous terrorists, and into the most powerful spy agencies: their tradecraft, rivalries, and late-night carousing, as well as their ruthless use of a beautiful blonde in an ambitious honey trap. Agent Storm is a captivating, utterly unique, real-life espionage tale.