Homegrown Terrorism Threat From U.S. Muslims Overstated: Study


A new study of homegrown terrorism in the U.S. says the threat of radicalization among American Muslims has been overstated, the Associated Press reports. Researchers identified 139 American Muslims who had been accused of planning or carrying out terror-related violence since September 11, 2001.

The report’s authors say that number is small compared with terror cases in other countries, and compared to overall violent crime in the U.S. The study, from Duke University and the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, credits self-policing in American Muslim communities for limiting radicalization.

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