In U.S. ISIS cases, informants play a big role

– THE WALL STREET JOURNAL, APRIL 21 2015, FEAT. PROF. WADIE SAID:

The wide use of informants or undercover agents in the arrests of suspected Islamic State supporters in the U.S. is sparking criticism that authorities are luring people into crimes.

In a case this month, confidential informants helped 20-year-old John Booker build a bomb and then accompanied him to detonate the inert device at a military base where he was arrested, according to the criminal complaint. Like many of the approximately 40 people arrested in the U.S. in the past 18 months for their alleged attempts to provide…

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