U.S. Mexico Border: Islamic State extremists have discussed infiltrating U.S. per official

Posted on September 11, 2014 • Filed under: Border Issues, Mexico, Terrorism, United States

care2.com reported the Islamic State extremists have discussed infiltrating the U.S. through its southern border with Mexico, a U.S. official said. Francis Taylor, under secretary for intelligence and analysis at the Department of Homeland Security, told a Senate committee today that the Sunni militants have been tracked discussing the idea on social-media sites such as Twitter Inc. There have been Twitter and social-media exchanges among ISIL adherents across the globe speaking about that as a possibility, Taylor said in response to a question from Senator John McCain, an Arizona Republican. Islamic State is also known by the acronyms ISIL and ISIS. Referring to the 1,933-mile (3,110-kilometer) boundary with Mexico, Taylor said he was satisfied that we have the intelligence and the capability at our border that would prevent that activity. Read Article

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