In his continuing effort to whitewash Radical Islamic terror, President Obama has been heard all over the country scolding the media for “hyping” the dangers of radical Islam. But now even his own FBI is warning that they are investigating radical Islamists in all fifty states.
During a recent interview with the liberal Vox.com the president said that the media “absolutely overstates the risks of terrorism,” essentially blaming the media for hyping the threat of terror for a brand of “it bleeds it leads” sensationalism.
But even as Obama has been running around attempting to tamp down worries over radical Islamic terror, his FBI has announced that it is investigating terror cells and “lone wolf” actors in all 50 states.
In remarks came to light after three New York men were arrested for ties to terror, FBI Director James Comey admitted that the problem isn’t in only a few states, but in all of them.
“We have investigations of people in various stages of radicalizing in all 50 states,” Comey told the recent meeting of the National Association of Attorneys General.
“This isn’t a New York phenomenon or a Washington phenomenon. This is all 50 states and in ways that are very hard to see,” Comey continued.
On Wednesday, Comey also noted that ISIS (ISIL) is pushing a world wide recruiting effort that appeals to “troubled souls.”
“ISIL in particular is putting out a siren song with their slick propaganda through social media,” he said.
The FBI chief went on to describe the pitch that ISIS uses to rope in recruits: “Troubled soul, come to the caliphate, you will live a life of glory, these are the apocalyptic end times, you will find a life of meaning here, fighting for our so-called caliphate. And if you can’t come, kill somebody where you are.”
So, is the FBI chief “hyping” the threat of terror contrary to the precepts his own boss?