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May 20, 2010

Terror Comes Home At least 25 American citizens have faced serious terrorism offenses in the past 18 months, a pattern that has counterintelligence officials concerned.
By Mark Hosenball

"These cases clearly suggest that an increasing number of U.S. citizens, both native-born Americans and naturalized citizens, appear to be getting involved in the terrorist cause. It's not an encouraging trend," said a Justice Department official who asked for anonymity when discussing sensitive information.
"In the 18 months before Barask Obama took office, the Department of Justice prosecuted 35 terrorism cases against all suspects-both American citizens and foreign nationals." Mark Hosenball researches the DOJ data released to TRAC and writes a story about the increasing number of Americans that are being charged with federal terrorism cases.

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