Securing America: Americans in al-Qaeda

Anwar al-Awlaki

Anwar al-Awlaki

A report from a British-based think tank that studied the convictions of 171 al-Qaeda-related cases finds alarming news.

FOX’s Catherine Herridge reports from Washington in our ongoing series on national security:

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The report by the Henry Jackson Society found most operatives are American citizens.  They’re relatively young – under 30.  British investigator Robin Simcox:

(Simcox) “We had computer programmers, software engineers, pharmacists, financial analysts.  They’ve not been marginalized by a system, they’ve passed through it.”

While the number of homegrown cases peaked in 2009 – the same year as the Ft. Hood massacre – investigators say the trend line is unpredictable.

In Washington, Catherine Herridge, FOX News Radio.




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