Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Report: Majority of Convicted Terrorists in U.S. Are American Citizens -

They’re college-educated, have jobs and were born and raised here. A new study finds the terrorist threat is increasingly in our own backyard. Eli Lake reports. 

In 1997, a Sudanese man named Jamal Ahmed al-Fadl became the first person to plead guilty in the United States to offenses related to being part of al Qaeda. Between al-Fadl’s conviction and the end of 2011, 170 other individuals have been convicted by American courts or military commissions for committing crimes on behalf of, or inspired by, the organization responsible for the 9-11 attacks. - See more at: http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/02/26/report-majority-of-convicted-terrorists-in-u-s-are-american-citizens.html#sthash.KSZGzbCm.dpuf
In 1997, a Sudanese man named Jamal Ahmed al-Fadl became the first person to plead guilty in the United States to offenses related to being part of al Qaeda. Between al-Fadl’s conviction and the end of 2011, 170 other individuals have been convicted by American courts or military commissions for committing crimes on behalf of, or inspired by, the organization responsible for the 9-11 attacks. - See more at: http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/02/26/report-majority-of-convicted-terrorists-in-u-s-are-american-citizens.html#sthash.KSZGzbCm.dpuf
In 1997, a Sudanese man named Jamal Ahmed al-Fadl became the first person to plead guilty in the United States to offenses related to being part of al Qaeda. Between al-Fadl’s conviction and the end of 2011, 170 other individuals have been convicted by American courts or military commissions for committing crimes on behalf of, or inspired by, the organization responsible for the 9-11 attacks.

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A new study finds that a majority of these operatives were American citizens. Nearly a quarter were converts to Islam. More than half had completed some form of college course work.

Some of the names are well known, such as John Walker Lindh, the American who was found by U.S. troops in 2001 to be fighting with the Taliban in Afghanistan. Others are described as al Qaeda aspirants, and were arrested and convicted of plotting terrorist acts after an informant or undercover FBI officer lured them into a sting.

For the rest of the story: http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/02/26/report-majority-of-convicted-terrorists-in-u-s-are-american-citizens.html

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