Friday, July 24, 2015

FBI Director James Comey: Islamic State bigger threat than al Qaeda

FBI Director James Comey says the threat posed by the Islamic State group through their social media campaign to recruit terrorists in the United States is the agency's number one focus.

“What worries me most is that ISIL’s investment in social media—which has been blossoming in the last six to eight weeks in particular—will cause a significant increase in the number of incidents that we will see. That’s what I worry about all day long.

"If you imagine a nationwide haystack, we are trying to find needles in that haystack. And a lot of those needles are invisible to us either because in they are communicated or just because they have communicated in a place that we can't see them.

"And knowing there are needles out there that you can't see is very worrisome.

"The threat that ISIL presents and poses to the United States is very different in kind, in type and degree than al Qaeda.

"ISIL is not your parents al Qaeda. It's a very different model. And by virtue of that model, it's currently the threat we are worried about in the homeland most of all," Comey said.

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