Homeland Security

FBI warns media: Journalists ‘desirable targets’ for ISIL

“The Federal Bureau of Investigation sent a bulletin to reporters on Thursday warning that the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) 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.'”

Source: FBI warns media: Journalists ‘desirable targets’ for ISIL – POLITICO.com

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