Doug Bedell — August 17, 2007, 3:18 pm

New York Police Report on Homegrown Radicals

A report bound to draw a lot of interest comes from the New York Police Department – entitled “Radicalization in the West: The Homegrown Threat”.

The report, advises The Los Angeles Times, supports concerns that “After more than a decade of warning that the greatest threat of homegrown terrorism for the United States came from individual lone-wolf radicals,” the greater threat may be “small, anonymous groups of disaffected men who radicalize one another and turn to violence.”

The New York police report is another indication that protection against terrorism has social and economic dimensions, as well as the need for alertness and appropriate security measures. It can involve skills like practicing attentive community relations and seeking to help Muslim and other possibly disaffected groups make social and economic progress in their U.S. settings.

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