Radicalization, Information Sharing and Community Outreach: Protecting the Homeland from Homegrown Terror, Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Intelligence, Information Sharing, and Terrorism Risk Assessment of the Committee on Homeland Security, House of Representatives, One Hundred Tenth Congress, First Session, April 5, 2007   [open pdf - 263KB]

From the opening statement of Jane Harman: "We are holding this field hearing on radicalization to learn more about the homegrown terror threat to our nation. Let me be clear: when we talk about radicalization and homegrown terrorists, we are not talking about people from any particular ethnic, political, or religious group. On the contrary, we are talking about ideologically-driven violence, whether by a white, U.S. Bronze Star honoree named Timothy McVeigh; or in Belgium, a female Catholic convert to Islam who traveled to Iraq and blew herself up; or in the UK, third generation Britons of Pakistani descent who killed their countrymen on buses and trains and were plotting to blow up U.S. airliners en route from Britain to America. Last fall, Dame Eliza Manningham Buller, the Director of Britain's MI5, revealed for the first time the seriousness of the home grown terrorism threat in her country. She stated that MI5 and local police in the UK are currently investigating some 200 separate terrorist networks that include over 1,600 individuals who are actively planning attacks both domestically and overseas. And those are just the ones she knows about." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Jane Harman, David G. Reichert, Norman D. Dicks, Daniel E. Lungren, Ed Perlmutter, William J. Bratton, Janice K. Fedarcyk, Larry Mead, John J. Neu, David Gersten, Brian Jenkins, Sireen Sawaf, and John M. Vanyur.

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