Report shows most U.S. terrorism cases last year involved foreign fighters going to Syria

Kurzman_2014This is the sixth annual report on Muslim-American terrorism suspects and perpetrators published by the Triangle Center on Terrorism and Homeland Security. “Over the 13 years since 9/11, the US government’s counterterrorism efforts have identified 109 Muslim-Americans plotting against targets in the United States. […] Two thirds of the domestic plots were disrupted early, with weapons or explosives provided by undercover agents or informants,” Kurzman explains in the report. “US plots remain rare and unsophisticated,” he continues, “while small numbers of Muslim-Americans continue to be indicted for terrorism-related offenses, the publicly-known cases of domestic plots does not suggest large-scale growth in violent extremism or more sophisticated planning and execution than in recent years.

For the full report click here or to view the press release, click here.These reports, and the data on which they are based, are available at http://kurzman.unc.edu/muslim-american-terrorism.