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As defined by the US FBI, 'the unlawful use of force against persons or property to intimidate or coerce a government, the civilian population or any segment thereof, in the furtherance of political or social objectives'
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The general consensus in the intelligence community is that the homegrown terrorist threat during the fast year has supplanted plots that originate overseas, said Department of Homeland Security Undersecretary of Intelligence and Analysis Caryn Wagner.
16 A homegrown terrorist tried to set off a car bomb in __ Square.
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms studies have long confirmed that it is the vast reservoir of legal guns, perhaps as many as 300 million, in the United States that feed the handgun supply for America's criminal class and likely our homegrown terrorist fringe.
Law-enforcement officials are worried that the next homegrown terrorist will be a little smarter and luckier.
After all, 2009 saw more homegrown terrorist activity in the U.
The Senate's Homeland Security Committee, which he chairs, recently issued a report titled "Violent Islamist Extremism, the Internet, and the Homegrown Terrorist Threat.
They noted that the recruitment of just one radicalized prisoner to violent jihad poses a serious threat of homegrown terrorist action.
While efforts by the FBI to track this are extremely important, it's the state and local law enforcement officials who are really going to have to agree to play a role if we are going to find more homegrown terrorist activity.
So how about pivoting from Saudi Arabia to turn White House attention to our own homegrown terrorist problem?
The commander transformed the homegrown terrorist group into a regional movement, launching attacks across the border into neighboring countries such as Niger, Chad and Cameroon.
Homegrown terrorist Samy Amimour, a 28-year-old Frenchman, was indicted for attempting to travel to Yemen in 2012 and join al-Qaeda.
Horrific as it was, the killing of a husband and wife, Deah Shaddy Barakat, Yusor Abu-Salha and her sister, Razan Abu-Salha, by homegrown terrorist, Craig Stephen Hicks, is the kind of violence that can only fit into a greater media and official narrative, which designates millions of innocent Muslims, in the US or across the world as enemies or potential terrorists.