Mueller Says Extremists Changing Recruiting Tactics

By: 23 Newsroom
By: 23 Newsroom

The FBI says extremists have been changing the way they go about recruiting terrorists. Director Robert Mueller says there's been a switch to bringing local sympathizers on board in various nations, people who are less likely than foreigners to make authorities suspicious.

Mueller tells the Associated Press that was a tactic used in last year's Morocco bombings. He says some of those who carried them out were Moroccans, presumably recruited by people from outside the nation.

Mueller is hinting that some of the same practices are being carried out in the U.S. He says so far U.S. authorities have done a good job of sniffing out terrorists, pointing to arrests of terror cell members in places like Seattle and Lackawanna, New York.


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