Study: Homegrown terrorism down for second year in a row

A new study released today (Feb. 8) by the Triangle Center on Terrorism and Homeland Security documents that concerns of counterterrorism officials about a potential wave of homegrown violent extremism have not materialized over the past two years. The study, “Muslim-American Terrorism in the Decade Since 9/11,” reports that 20 Muslim-Americans committed or were arrested for violent terrorist crimes in 2011, down from 26 in 2010 and 49 in 2009.