Doug Bedell — December 22, 2010, 1:51 pm

‘Homegrown’ Terrorists a Threat

Homegrown terrorists are becoming a threat. Attorney General Eric Holder recently told ABC News:

“You didn’t worry about this even two years ago –about individuals, about Americans, to the extent that we now do, and that is of great concern. The threat has changed from simply worrying about foreigners coming here, to worrying about people in the United States, American citizens — raised here, born here and who for whatever reason, have decided that they are going to become radicalized and take up arms against the nation in which they were born.”

We’re not suggesting you look twice at everyone around you. But be mindful of the changing nature of attack possibilities. After all, there’s Anwar Al Awlaki, an American citizen believed to be hiding in Yemen, as an example. And the Internet allows hostility anywhere to be given wide scope.

Such is the nature of free communication (and we wouldn’t change that).

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