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Study Shows Decline in "Homegrown" Terrorism

It was feared there would be a dramatic rise in home-grown terrorism in the United States post 9-11.   But a North Carolina-based report shows that didn’t happen. 

Leoneda Inge:  The study, “Muslim-American Terrorism in the Decade Since 9-11” actually shows a steady decline in the number of Muslim-Americans who committed or were arrested for violent terrorist crimes.  For example, the report says in 2009, there were 49 Muslim-Americans arrested or convicted of terrorism.  In 2010, there were 26. And in 2011, that number dropped to 20.  The report was produced by the Triangle Center on Terrorism and Homeland Security.  The center is made up of experts from UNC, Duke University and RTI International.  Since 9-11, 462 Muslim-Americans have been arrested for non-violent support of terrorism.

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