– Americans who turn to terrorism and plot against the U.S. are now as big a concern as international terrorists, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said Sunday.
The government is just starting to confront this reality and does not have a good handle on how to prevent someone from becoming a violent extremist, she said.
In the last year, Napolitano said, she's witnessed a movement from international extremism to domestic extremism — cases in which Americans radicalized and decided to plot attacks against the country.
"What really is it that draws a young person being raised in the United States to want to go and be at a camp in Yemen and then come back to the United States with the idea of committing harm within the United States?" Napolitano asked without citing specific cases. "Where in that person's formulation is there an opportunity to break that cycle?"
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Answer by Crissy1213 at 8:59 PM on Feb. 21, 2010
People who want to label every nutjob that comes along as a terrorist and sensationalize them instead of reserving the term "terrorist" for truly heinous acts are the problem. Folks were pretty keen on labeling Nidal Hassan and NOT Joseph Stack...I bet if his name were Joseph muhammad stack....
It's like tabloids that turn every murder suicide into the next Hitler. or try and turn our current President inot him....
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