The United States Virgin Islands, which lies to the north of Australia’s west coast, is the safest place on Earth.
The United Nations ranked the US as the eighth most dangerous country in the history of the UN Security Council, the same as Afghanistan, Somalia, and Sudan.
But the Virgin Islands have become the target of a number of terrorist attacks in recent years.
Here are five reasons why.1.
The US government has been spying on the US residents of the Virgin Island for years.
In 2012, the US Department of Justice filed a criminal complaint against a man named William Haney, alleging that he and three other individuals, including a US citizen, used “an electronic device to monitor, intercept and transmit data to and from the Virgin islands.”
In a 2013 court filing, the DOJ said the “detectives obtained the information they were looking for from the defendants by accessing intercepted electronic communications between the defendant and a defendant in the US.”2.
In 2013, the Department of Homeland Security was conducting a nationwide review of the US mainland for threats.
In May, the DHS published a list of 10 areas of concern in the mainland that had recently been reported to it.
The DHS stated that it “did not identify any specific terrorist threats to the United States mainland that required immediate attention.”3.
In June 2014, an alleged terrorist named Mohamed Seddique Mateen was arrested in the Virgin island of Dominica.
Mateen, a resident of Florida, allegedly killed 49 people in a mass shooting at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida.
His motive, according to the government, was the “concerns that radical Islam had an active presence in the United Kingdom, a desire to destroy the United Nations and other Western institutions.”4.
In 2016, the FBI released a list that it said contained information about a number “potential terrorist threats” that were being considered for potential inclusion in its counterterrorism plans.
In the case of the island, the list said Mateen’s target, according, “has been identified as a US national who was believed to have a connection to Al Qaeda.”5.
Mateens rampage was also the result of an FBI investigation.
In October 2016, FBI Director James Comey testified before the Senate Intelligence Committee that Mateen had “a very, very good relationship” with the FBI.
“He was on the radar for us because of our previous investigations,” Comey said.
“It was a matter of time.”