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US Has A ‘Domestic Terrorism’ Problem

A suspiciously timed report from the Associated Press:

Report: US must deal with domestic radical problem

By Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press Writer
September 10, 2010

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 deal with the growing phenomenon, according to a new report compiled by the former heads of the Sept. 11 Commission.

The report says U.S. authorities failed to realize that Somali-American youths traveling from Minnesota to Mogadishu in 2008 to join extremists was not an isolated issue. Instead, the movement was one among several instances of a broader, more diverse threat that has surfaced across the country…

We take it “homegrown” here means anyone who happens to have found his way to our country, no matter how briefly they have resided here.

In the case of the Somali terrorists, why not deport them? After all, we are told that the federal government is so busy deporting terrorist threats, they can’t deal with run of the mill illegal aliens.

As a result, there is still no federal agency specifically charged with identifying radicalization or working to prevent terrorist recruitment of U.S. citizens and residents, said the report, slated to be released Friday by the Washington-based Bipartisan Policy Center’s National Security Preparedness Group.

The group, headed by former 9-11 commission leaders Tom Kean and Lee Hamilton, laid out a detailed description of domestic terror incidents ranging from the Fort Hood, Texas, shooting spree and the attempted Christmas Day airliner attack in late 2009 to last May’s botched truck bombing in New York’s Times Square…

Again, look at what is being called “homegrown.” In truth the threat is from imported Muslims.

The terrorists, said the report, may have discovered America’s "Achilles’ heel in that we currently have no strategy to counter the type of threat posed by homegrown terrorists and other radicalized recruits."

U.S. officials have acknowledged the need to address the radicalization problem, and for the first time, the White House this year added combating homegrown terrorism to its national security strategy. The plan includes a "new interagency effort that brings together key stakeholders" and continued "outreach to communities across the country," said Ben Rhodes, the White House’s deputy national security adviser.

The FBI, meanwhile, has worked to reach out to the Somali communities, in an effort to counter the radicalization of the youth

We should “reach out” to round them up and deport them. And we should stop importing Muslims, especially from places like Somalia and Palestine.

It just isn’t working out.

This article was posted by Steve on Friday, September 10th, 2010. Comments are currently closed.

2 Responses to “US Has A ‘Domestic Terrorism’ Problem”

  1. AcornsRNutz says:

    “As a result, there is still no federal agency specifically charged with identifying radicalization or working to prevent terrorist recruitment of U.S. citizens and residents”

    And thank God for that! I am sorry, but if we were killing and jailing the foriegn ones, a task we have multiple federal agencies charged with, there would really be no need for a federal agency like the one we apparently don’t have as detailed above. Such an agency would be, in my opinion, very quickly turned into a Gestapo like political police organization. Not saying under obama’s regime, but at some point.

  2. Liberals Demise says:

    “US Has A ‘Domestic Terrorism’ Problem”

    You bet we have a problem and it resides at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

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