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NPR's FBI Correspondent Profiles American Homegrown Terrorism

The focus of the Bush Administration's War on Terror is the Middle East, but what about homegrown terrorism? NPR's FBI correspondent tells the story of six Muslim-American boys from New York who trave

NPR's FBI Correspondent Profiles American Homegrown Terrorism

Tom Fudge: America is a place that has produced some home-grown terrorists. Timothy McVeigh for instance. But our Muslim community has been remarkably uninvolved in Jihad. This is remarkable because nations like England have produced many more home-grown Islamic terrorists.

One exception to our rule of the assimilated Muslim seemed to be the Lackawanna Six. These were a half dozen young men from near Buffalo, New York, who attended an Al-Qaeda training camp in 2001. They were arrested, brought up on terror-related charges, and they are now serving ten-year sentences. But not everybody considers the government's case against them to very strong. And it's not clear that they really posed any danger to their fellow Americans.


NPR reporter Dina Temple-Raston has written a book about these six Yemeni Americans. It's called The Jihad Next Door .  

The book is now available in stores and online.


  • Dina Temple-Raston , NPR's FBI correspondent and author of The Jihad Next Door: The Lackawanna Six and Rough Justice in an Age of Terror .