Homegrown Articles


House Homeland Chair: 'Homegrown Terrorism Is a Real Threat'

10:39 AM, Oct 23, 2014

House Committee on Homeland Security chair, Rep. Michael McCaul of Texas, released this statement on the attack yesterday in Ottawa, Canada:

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FBI Director: Americans Fighting for Islamic State 'Entitled to Come Back'

7:03 PM, Oct 05, 2014

The director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, James Comey, said tonight that Americans fighting for the Islamic State in Syria are "entitled to come back" because they hold American citizenship:

Comey estimated that a dozen Americans are fighting for the Islamic State in Syria. And he believes he knows

"How many Americans are fighting in Syria on the side of the terrorists?" asked 60 Minutes host Scott Pelley.

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New York Man Indicted for Helping ISIS

10:07 AM, Sep 17, 2014

A New York man was indicted last night for helping ISIS, the terrorist army President Obama has pledged to "degrade" and "destroy."

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Disturbing Report: ISIS Fighter Worked at Minneapolis Airport

11:39 AM, Sep 03, 2014

Fox News 9 of Minneapolis, St. Paul reports that:

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Holder: 'Homegrown Violent Extremists … Keep Me Up at Night'

9:47 AM, Jul 13, 2014

Attorney General Eric Holder has a "lot of sleepless nights," reported ABC News this morning. Chief among his concerns? The threat of "homegrown violent extremists."

Watch here:

Asked the ABC News reporter, "Is that threat," like the Boston Marathon bombing last year, "any less serious?"

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Homegrown Terror Plot Busted in California

5:37 PM, Nov 20, 2012

The Associated Press reports that a homegrown terror plot was busted in California.

"Four Southern California men have been charged with plotting to kill Americans and destroy U.S. targets overseas by joining al-Qaida and the Taliban in Afghanistan, federal officials said Monday," reports the AP.

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A Verdict Against Homegrown Islamism in Boston

5:48 PM, Dec 20, 2011

Today, after deliberating for less than ten hours, a federal jury found Tarek Mehanna guilty of the most serious charges leveled by federal prosecutors against him, including providing material support to terrorists, conspiring to kill in a foreign country, and lying to counterterrorism officials. He faces a possible life sentence.

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Al Shabaab and Domestic Radicalization

10:06 AM, Jul 27, 2011

Today's House Homeland Security Committee on al Shabaab and domestic radicalization features this testimony from WEEKLY STANDARD contributor Tom Joscelyn: 

Al Shabaab: Recruitment and Radicalization within the Muslim American Community and the Threat to the Homeland

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King's Hearing on Homegrown Radicalization Reveals Dems' Bias

7:12 PM, Mar 10, 2011

“These are not Muslim-bashing hearings,” Abdirizak Bihi, the uncle of a radicalized Muslim teenager, said to reporters immediately after testifying at this morning’s House Homeland Security Committee hearing. But according to some Democrats, the hearing was an act of discrimination against Muslims and a danger to national security and civil rights.

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Kristof Decries 'Picking On' Members of 'Radical Mosques'

2:00 PM, Mar 10, 2011

It is not always bad to be offensive. And offending terrorists, for instance, strikes me as a pretty good example. But this point seems lost in our politically correct culture -- and it seems especially lost on New York Times columnists.

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Special Report Panel on Homegrown Radicalization

9:43 AM, Mar 08, 2011

Steve Hayes, with Mara Liasson and Charles Krauthammer, last night on Fox News:

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