Wednesday, August 15, 2007

NYPD: homegrown terrorists 'are not on the law enforcement radar'

I wonder if U.S. homegrown terrorists have a counter-intelligence team that coaches recruits how not to act like a terrorist? All they would have to do is look at studies like the recent NYPD report.

- Alexander, TheScroogeReport

NYPD Warns of Homegrown Terrorist Threat

NEW YORK (AP) - They preferred bookstores or hookah bars to mosques. They stopped listening to pop music and instead surfed Web sites promoting radical Islam. They threw away their baseball caps and grew beards.

New York Police Department intelligence analysts have concluded those were some of the telltale signs of homegrown terrorists in the making—a mounting threat as grave as that from established terrorist groups like al-Qaida.

An NYPD report released Wednesday warns of a "radicalization" process in which young men—otherwise unremarkable legal immigrants from the Middle East—grow disillusioned with life in America and adopt a philosophy that puts them on the path to jihad.

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