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May 8, 2015 10:15 am

FBI Director Says Islamic State Recruitment Growing in US by ‘Hundreds, Maybe Thousands’

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FBI director James Comey said thousands of people across the US are being recruited by ISIS. Photo: United Stated Department of Justice

USA Today – In a dramatic assessment of the domestic threat posed by the Islamic State, FBI Director James Comey said Thursday there are “hundreds, maybe thousands” of people across the country who are receiving recruitment overtures from the terrorist group or directives to attack the U.S.

Comey said the Islamic State, also known as ISIL, is leveraging social media in unprecedented ways through Twitter and other platforms, directing messages to the smartphones of “disturbed people” who could be pushed to launch assaults on U.S. targets.

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