FBI warns media: Journalists 'desirable targets' for ISIL


Locutus
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The Federal Bureau of Investigation sent a bulletin to reporters on Thursday warning that the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant had identified reporters and media personalities as "desirable targets" for retribution attacks against the United States.


"The FBI assesses, based on open source statements and postings, that [ISIL] members and supporters view members of the US media establishment as legitimate targets for retribution attacks as the US-led air campaign against ISIL in Iraq and Syria continues," the FBI bulletin states. "Online supporters of ISIL have called—via various social media sites—for retaliation against the United States and US interests abroad, especially since US-led air strikes in Iraq and Syria began."


In the bulletin, the FBI claims to have "recently obtained credible information indicating members of an ISIL-affiliated group are tasked with kidnapping journalists in the region and returning them to Syria. Members of this group might try to mask their affiliation with ISIL to gain access to journalists," the bulletin reads.


take care or take off eh


FBI warns media: Journalists 'desirable targets' for ISIL - POLITICO.com
 
Praxius
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Well no sh*t FBI Sherlocks.... what tipped them off? the last few beheading videos of Journalists perhaps?

And why were they beheaded?

Retribution attacks against the United States and other nations bombing the crap out of them.

*Surprised!*
 

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