ISIS recruiting Westerners: How the ‘Islamic State’ goes after Non-Muslims and recent converts in the West
International Business Times - 09/08/2014
The Islamic State has recruiters all over the Western world seeking out new members though social media or known jihadi supporters in Canada, Britain, the U.S. and other largely non-Muslim nations. The militant group’s sophisticated media center is a vital part of spreading their message: Join us or die. But getting the word out is just the first step in what has proven to be a successful and complex recruitment campaign. The U.S. State Department said it knows of “dozens” of U.S. citizens fighting with the Islamic State, the Canadian government claims there are at least 130 and the British government’s most recent headcount is 500.