State Dept. Warns U.S. Citizens of Increased Violence, Kidnappings Abroad
Ripples from the shocking terror attacks in Paris are being felt around the world.
Attorney General Eric Holder is flying to France this weekend, and the U.S. State Department has issued a global travel warning saying attacks against Americans are becoming increasingly prevalent.
Peter Doocy reported on "America's News Headquarters" that there will be a key meeting in Paris on Sunday with a focus on terror threats and foreign fighters.
The Obama administration is sending Holder, a selection that has some in Washington scratching their heads.
"So many of the things that this administration does wrong in regard to Islamic terror come out of Eric Holder," J. Christian Adams said on "Fox and Friends" today. "This is exactly the wrong guy leading the fight against evil."
As for the State Department's new travel warning, it cautions all Americans traveling abroad and specifically mentions both violent attacks and kidnappings.
"Recent terrorist attacks, whether by those affiliated with terrorist entities, copycats, or individual perpetrators, serve as a reminder that U.S. citizens need to maintain a high level of vigilance," the warning reads.
"Kidnappings and hostage events involving U.S. citizens have become increasingly prevalent as ISIL, al Qa`ida and its affiliates have increased attempts to finance their operations through kidnapping for ransom operations."
"They say the likelihood of such sinister action is increased as people with European passports who have trained in the Middle East with terror groups come home," Doocy reported.
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