The Department of Homeland Security has announced that they have determined that a string of shootings against police in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania last Friday, by a Muslim named Ahmed Aminamin El-Mofty (right), were a “terror attack,” and further that they highlight the need for immigration reform.
The Blaze On the other hand, local Harrisburg authorities have not indicated whether they believe this incident to be terrorism. (And now, it doesn’t matter whether they do or not)
Acting DHS Press Secretary Tyler Houlton released a statement calling the incident a “terror attack.”
According to DHS, El-Mofty was a naturalized citizen who initially came to America on a “family-based immigrant visa.” The statement did not indicate whether DHS believes that El-Mofty was either connected to or inspired by any international terrorist organization such as ISIS.