February 15, 2015

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

Featuring 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

    Adjunct Senior Fellow, Transatlantic Security Program

    Julianne (“Julie”) Smith is currently in residence at the Bosch Academy in Berlin as a Weizsäcker Fellow. She is a contributing editor to Foreign Policy, where she coedits “Sh...