FBI Official: Islamic State Recruiting U.S. Muslim Teens for Jihad
By Pamela Geller – BarbWire guest contributor
How could this be? We are constantly being told (deceived about) how well assimilated American Muslims are, right? We are constantly being told (deceived) that the Islamic State is not Islamic, right? We are constantly being told (deceived) that going jihad is a cultural thing, a poverty thing, a “misunderstanding” thing, right? And yet hundreds, perhaps thousands, are going jihad.
So what possible connection could these jihad recruiters make with American Muslims?
What is being done to stop jihad recruitment in the mosques? Nothing.
“FBI official: ISIS is recruiting U.S. teens,” By Pamela Brown and Wesley Bruer, CNN, February 4, 2015 (thanks to Aron)
When asked if there are ISIS cells in the U.S., (FBI’s counterterrorist division, Michael) Steinbach said “there are individuals that have been in communication with groups like ISIL who have a desire to conduct an attack” and those people are living in the U.S. right now, but he says the term “sleeper cells” is too simplistic, because the threat is much more complicated and diffuse.
In the U.S., the FBI has seen children as young as 15 recruited by ISIS and Steinbach said he “can’t speak with 100% certainty that individuals of that age group have not gotten over there successfully.”
In some cases, Steinbach said parents even encourage their children to be involved with terror groups.
“There are individuals out there who are inspired by the message of terrorist groups and they encourage family members, including their children, to follow that path,” he said, adding in those cases, the FBI holds the parents responsible.
Pamela Geller is the founder, editor and publisher of PamelaGeller.com and President of the American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI) and Stop Islamization of America (SIOA). She is the author of The Post-American Presidency: The Obama Administration’s War on America, (foreword by Ambassador John Bolton), (Simon & Schuster). Stop the Islamization of America: A Practical Guide to the Resistance. She is also a regular columnist for World Net Daily, the American Thinker, and other publications. Follow her on Facebook & Twitter.
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