They’re gathering this material from social media, from Americans who put their personal info online and are heedless of the fact that they’re putting themselves in danger. The government and media are so committed to downplaying and denying the jihad threat that it’s no wonder most Americans are ignorant and complacent.
“Experts: ISIS building ‘kill lists’ of Americans overseas,” by Joel Gehrke, Washington Examiner, April 5, 2016:
The Islamic State is using social media to identify Americans overseas who can be targeted outside of a secure location, experts warned a Senate panel Tuesday….
“What some of the followers and adherents of ISIS have tried to do is expose military personnel and their family members with personal data, addresses, etc.,” said Juan Zarate, a former deputy national security adviser under President George W. Bush. “So there is a vey [sic] real effort underway to at least threaten, if not put at risk, family members and personnel outside the bounds of classic security.”…