Tagged: homegrown

7th Anniversary of the 2005 London Bombings

On the morning of July 7th, 2005, four suicide bombers attacked London’s transportation system. Three bombs went off at 8:50 a.m. on underground trains, and a final explosion occurred approximately one hour later on a double-decker bus. The individuals responsible killed 52 people in the attacks, and injured more than...

3 Year Anniversary – Little Rock, Arkansas Recruiting Station Attack

Three years ago today, on June 1, 2009, two soldiers were attacked outside a military recruiting station in Little Rock, Arkansas, killing one and wounding the second. Minutes after the shooting the suspect, Abdulhakim Mujahid Muhammad (aka Carlos Bledsoe), was apprehended by police as he fled the scene. Muhammad was...

17 Years Since the Oklahoma City Bombing Changed the ‘Face’ of Domestic Terrorism

Seventeen years ago a rental truck filled with ammonium nitrate fertilizer, liquid nitromethane and commercial explosives was detonated outside of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. 168 people lost their lives on April 19, 1995; 99 were federal employees and a further 19 were children in...

19 Years After Waco: The Anniversary of the April 19, 1993 End of the Seige of the Branch Davidian Compound

Today is the 19th anniversary of the end of the stand-off by the Branch Davidians outside of Waco, Texas. A siege of David Koresh’s compound had begun fifty days earlier on February 28, 1993 when four agents of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) were killed while serving...

Is Homegrown Terrorism a Threat to Military Communities?

The United State House of Representatives Committee on Homeland Security released the Majority Investigative Report: Homegrown Terrorism: The Threat to Military Communities inside the United States. A joint hearing of the United State House of Representatives Committee on Homeland Security and the United States Senate Committee on Homeland Security and...

CRS Report: Homegrown Jihadists and U.S. Efforts to Combat the Threat

American Jihadist Terrorism: Combating a Complex Threat Over the last few years it has become increasingly evident that there remains a substantial threat to the U.S. homeland from violent homegrown jihadists. In fact, from May 2009 through October 2011, there were 32 arrests of homegrown, radicalized jihadists, who all had...