February 15, 2015

U.S. Lawmakers: Too Soon to Tell if Copenhagen Attacks Tied to Radical Islam

By Julianne Smith

The weekend’s shootings that left two dead in Copenhagen may well be the latest case of radical Islam sowing fear in a violent march across the West. But U.S. lawmakers caution it’s still too early to tell if the attacks were carried out by the Islamic State, al Qaeda or other extremist networks.

“We still don’t know,” Rep. Adam Schiff, top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, said Sunday. He said the U.S. intelligence is working with Danish authorities in the investigation.

“Was there an affiliation with al Qaeda or ISIS? Was this self-radicalization? Was this a copycat of what happened in Paris?” Schiff (D-Calif.) said on This Week With George Stephanopoulos. “It’s still too early to tell.”

 Read the full article at Foreign Policy.
  • Julianne Smith

    Senior Fellow and Director, Transatlantic Security Program

    Julianne (“Julie”) Smith is Senior Fellow and Director of the Transatlantic Security Program at the Center for a New American Security. She is a contributing editor to Fo...