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Charges have been brought against nearly 90 Americans believed to be linked to the group. guidelines that predate the rise of the Islamic State. Officials said in interviews that because social media had given extremists a cloak of anonymity, these undercover stings — online and in person — had become increasingly vital to gathering evidence and deterring possible attacks in the United States.“We’re not going to wait for the person to mobilize on his own time line,” said Michael B. Undercover operations, once seen as a last resort, are now used in about two of every three prosecutions involving people suspected of supporting the Islamic State, a sharp rise in the span of just two years, according to a New York Times analysis. In recent investigations from Florida to California, agents have helped people suspected of being extremists acquire weapons, scope out bombing targets and find the best routes to Syria to join the Islamic State, records show.
At the Supreme Court, small teams of undercover officers dress as students at large demonstrations outside the courthouse and join the protests to look for suspicious activity, according to officials familiar with the practice.
"Tamer Elnoury," tells his story to Scott Pelley in disguise to hide his real identity on 60 Minutes Sunday, Oct. Seated near the terrorist, Chiheb Esseghaier – a man the FBI had been surveilling – "Elnoury" clearly looked Middle Eastern and the terrorist reached out to him in Arabic. It was the hardest time in my career to stay professional," he tells Pelley.