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Homegrown Terrorists

In Whose America?

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 04.19.2015 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

In sum, we, the people, are ever less in control of anything. The police are increasingly not "ours," nor are the NSA and its colleague outfits "our" intelligence agencies, nor are the wars we are fighting "our" wars, nor the elections in which we vote "our" elections.

The Newburgh Sting

Phil Hirschkorn | Posted 06.29.2014 | Crime
Phil Hirschkorn

For many terrorism case watchers, the conviction of four men from Newburgh, New York -- for plotting to car bomb a pair of Jewish temples and shoot shoulder-fired missiles at parked military cargo jets -- has been the most troubling of all post-9/11 terrorism prosecutions.

WATCH: For Next Big Media Debate -- Home-grown Terror

David Tereshchuk | Posted 09.18.2013 | Media
David Tereshchuk

Another uncertainty that might get clearer when Tsarnaev is tried, is whether he rightly belongs in what Obama proclaimed to be a new category of terrorist, saying to White House reporters, "One of the dangers that we now face are self-radicalized individuals who are already here in the United States."

Pa. Man Pays Price For Promoting Terrorism On Internet

AP | JOE MANDAK | Posted 09.15.2013 | Crime

PITTSBURGH -- A western Pennsylvania man whom authorities called a "homegrown, radical extremist" was sentenced Tuesday to 8 1/2 years in prison for ...

Pushing Past the 'Grey Area' on Homegrown Radicalization

Peter Henne | Posted 08.03.2013 | Politics
Peter Henne

The time has come to seriously consider (1) the relationship between radical beliefs and behaviors, (2) trajectories of violent and non-violent radicalization, and (3) the radicalization process across the ideological spectrum.

Terror Plot Foiled After Husband And Wife Get In Rowdy Fight

AP | RAPHAEL SATTER | Posted 09.18.2012 | World

LONDON — A planned bomb attack on Jewish sites in the English city of Manchester was foiled when the husband-and-wife team behind the plot becam...

Andrea Stone

Dire Warnings Over Muslim American Terrorists Overblown, Study Finds

HuffingtonPost.com | Andrea Stone | Posted 02.08.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A new study of homegrown terrorism involving Muslim Americans suggests that the alarm bells set off by Republicans in Congress over slee...

Andrea Stone

House Bill Would Authorize Czar To Watch Islamist Extremists But Not Other Domestic Terrorists

HuffingtonPost.com | Andrea Stone | Posted 12.10.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A House bill set for markup on Wednesday would give protection against civil lawsuits to those who report suspicious activity, designate...

Clinton: Osama Bin Laden Raid A Watershed Moment For Pakistan

AP | By ANNE GEARAN and NAHAL TOOSI | Posted 07.27.2011 | World

ISLAMABAD -- The killing of Osama bin Laden is a watershed moment for Pakistan's confrontation with homegrown terrorism, U.S. Secretary of State Hilla...

U.S. Does Not Have System In Place To Deal With Growing Threat Of Domestic Radicals: Report

AP | LOLITA C. BALDOR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The U.S. was slow to take seriously the threat posed by homegrown radicals and the government has failed to put systems in place to...

A Phony War

Michael Brenner | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Michael Brenner

If 9/11 had not occurred, all other factors being the same -- including our wars in the Greater Middle East, would we be so worried over the threat of home grown terrorism? Highly unlikely.

Misunderstanding Terrorism, Misrepresenting Islam

Louis Klarevas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Louis Klarevas

This weekend, the FBI arrested a man for planting what he thought was an improvised explosive device outside Wrigley Field in Chicago. Sami Samir Hass...

Banned Under Bush, Muslim Scholar Tariq Ramadan Returns to US

Matt Sledge | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Matt Sledge

Muslim scholar Tariq Ramadan -- whose visa was formerly revoked by the State Department in 2004 -- has returned to the United States for a series of lectures.

A Journey into America, Past and Present

Akbar Ahmed | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Akbar Ahmed

Muslims are for Americans what the Russians were for Churchill: "A riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma." While the post-9/11 period brought...

Jihadi Cool: Terrorist Recruiters' Latest Weapon

npr.org | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

With so many terrorism cases emerging in the U.S. in the past nine months, experts are trying to understand why so much is happening now. One explanat...

Jihad and the American Creed

Khalil Marrar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Khalil Marrar

If anyone is inclined to think that life in America might have driven Faisal Shahzad, Najbullah Zazi and David Coleman Headley to their radical agendas, think again.

Muslim Youth Radicalization or Politically Correct Islamophobia?

Reem Salahi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Reem Salahi

The discourse on radicalization and homegrown terrorism is fundamentally racist and Islamophobic. It is based on seeing Muslims as the "other" and viewing our actions through an "orientalist" lens.

Another Homegrown Terrorism Case

Lydia Khalil | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Lydia Khalil

Just because homegrown plots constitute the majority of those uncovered doesn't mean that homegrown terrorism is the greatest threat.

We Are Not Europe

James Zogby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James Zogby

We must address the alienation of young Muslims, which can lead to violence. But we must address the problem with a scalpel and not a sledgehammer, or we'll exacerbate it.

It's the Guns, Stupid: Why Handguns Remain One of the Biggest Threats To Homeland Security

Louis Klarevas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Louis Klarevas

I no longer wonder "if" a Mumbai-style attack will occur in the U.S. Absent the implementation of serious gun control measures, I now ask "when"?

Where's the (Fake) Conservative Outrage on This Threat Assessment?

John Ridley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Ridley

If conservatives are so sensitive to "shoddy" threat assessments, where's the (fake) outrage over Virginia's recently leaked report that the state's historically black colleges form a "radicalization node" for extremists?