FBI tactics to unearth ISIS recruits: effective or entrapment?
The FBI uses undercover agents and sting operations to round up ISIS recruits in US. But critics say such tactics also catch 'fake' terrorists who otherwise would not have taken action, further alienating the Muslim community.
On paper, John T. Booker of Topeka, Kan., looked like a worthy recruit for the US Army. The 19-year-old had served as a master sergeant in the Junior ROTC program at Topeka West High School.
But a few weeks before he was to report for basic training, Mr. Booker, a Muslim, wrote something unusual on his Facebook page.
"I will soon be leaving you forever so goodbye! I'm going to wage jihad and hope ... that i die."
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