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Homegrown Islamic Terrorism: How Great a Threat? Michael German

Homegrown Islamic Terrorism: How Great a Threat?

Michael German

Published June 4th 2012
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Kindle Edition
43 pages
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Recent years have seen what would appear to be an uptick in reports of U.S.-based Islamic jihadist terrorism. Though these plots have overwhelmingly been unsuccessful, even one success is obviously one too many. What do the experts make of theseMoreRecent years have seen what would appear to be an uptick in reports of U.S.-based Islamic jihadist terrorism. Though these plots have overwhelmingly been unsuccessful, even one success is obviously one too many. What do the experts make of these sensational events? Is this the way of the future… or what? And how should public policymakers respond?Kicking off the discussion this month is Risa Brooks, Assistant Professor of Political Science at Northwestern University and author of the recent article Muslim Homegrown Terrorism in the United States, (International Security, Fall 2011). Her lead essay will be joined with replies by Douglas Farah of the International Assessment and Strategy Center- Michael German, a former FBI agent who now works for the American Civil Liberties Union- and Brian Michael Jenkins of the RAND Corporation.