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Sunday, May 22, 2011

American Jihad: From Smoking Fuses To Smoking Barrels

I had an opinion piece in the New York Daily News about the growing emphasis on the use of guns by American jihadists and their Al Qaeda inspirations.
When people think about terrorism, they tend to envision bombs, hostages and hijackings. But the future of terrorism increasingly belongs to the humble gun. From Frankfurt to Mumbai and beyond, terrorists are making the gun their primary weapon of choice.

Nowhere is this threat more troubling than here in the United States. In the decade since the Sept. 11 attacks, 17 Americans have been killed by reasonably clear-cut cases of homegrown Islamist terrorism. Every one of those deaths was caused by a gun. And if Al Qaeda has its way, there will be many more.
For much more about American jihadists, buy J.M. Berger's new book, Jihad Joe: Americans Who Go to War in the Name of Islam, out now!

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    You can also view a live Webcast of Jihad Joe launch event at George Washington University's Homeland Security Policy Institute on Tuesday May 24, 10:30 a.m.

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