A new report by the Henry Jackson Society reveals that the Islamist terrorist threat comes significantly from within the United States, not just from without.
According to the new report,Al-Qaeda in the United States,
of the 171 al-Qaeda or al-Qaeda-inspired terrorists who either
committed acts of suicide terrorism in the U.S. or were convicted in
U.S. civilian or military courts from 1997 to 2011, 54% were American citizens, and more than a third were born in the United States.
"Moreover, 36% of all individuals were U.S. born, indicating that these
were citizens who had grown up in the U.S. rather than having moved
there later in life. Therefore, this statistic dispels the myth that the
terrorist threat is primarily external."