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Radical U.S. Muslims Little Threat, Study Says
New York Times ^

Posted on 02/08/2012 8:15:59 AM PST by Sub-Driver

Radical U.S. Muslims Little Threat, Study Says By SCOTT SHANE

WASHINGTON — A feared wave of homegrown terrorism by radicalized Muslim Americans has not materialized, with plots and arrests dropping sharply over the two years since an unusual peak in 2009, according to a new study by a North Carolina research group.

The study, to be released on Wednesday, found that 20 Muslim Americans were charged in violent plots or attacks in 2011, down from 26 in 2010 and a spike of 47 in 2009.

Charles Kurzman, the author of the report for the Triangle Center on Terrorism and Homeland Security, called terrorism by Muslim Americans “a minuscule threat to public safety.” Of about 14,000 murders in the United States last year, not a single one resulted from Islamic extremism, said Mr. Kurzman, a professor of sociology at the University of North Carolina.

The report also found that no single ethnic group predominated among Muslims charged in terrorism cases last year — six were of Arab ancestry, five were white, three were African-American and two were Iranian, Mr. Kurzman said. That pattern of ethnic diversity has held for those arrested since Sept. 11, 2001, he said.

Forty percent of those charged in 2011 were converts to Islam, Mr. Kurzman found, slightly higher than the 35 percent of those charged since the 2001 attacks. His new report is based on the continuation of research he conducted for a book he published last year, “The Missing Martyrs: Why There Are So Few Muslim Terrorists.”

The decline in cases since 2009 has come as a relief to law enforcement and counterterrorism officials. In that year, the authorities were surprised by a series of terrorist plots or attacks, including the killing of 13 people at Fort Hood, Tex., by an Army psychiatrist...

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: shadowwars; threatmatrix
BS
1 posted on 02/08/2012 8:16:04 AM PST by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

They don’t need to resort to terrorism, now that they have one of their own in the White House.


2 posted on 02/08/2012 8:17:40 AM PST by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: Sub-Driver

What about the nut job down in Tampa a couple weeks ago?? Execution is different than intent..


3 posted on 02/08/2012 8:19:38 AM PST by goseminoles
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To: Sub-Driver

"Remain calm, there is no Muslim threat, there ARE no such things as Muslim
extremists, the New York Times-Obama says so!"

4 posted on 02/08/2012 8:21:53 AM PST by Old Sarge (RIP FReeper Skyraider (1930-2011) - You Are Missed)
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To: Sub-Driver

Wait, they were all Muslims, how many Baptists?
How many Catholics? Oh, that’s right, none.


5 posted on 02/08/2012 8:23:07 AM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: All

Well DUH, only former military who love God and country are considered a threat, remember?


6 posted on 02/08/2012 8:27:23 AM PST by Maverick68
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To: Sub-Driver

“Radical U.S. Muslims Little Threat, Study Says”

Petite muslims are just as dangerous as medium sized muslims.
In fact, they might be worse becsuse they look so...little... and nonthreatening. I mean how big do you have to be to blow yourself up?


7 posted on 02/08/2012 8:28:19 AM PST by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: Sub-Driver

When do they get their lifetime “bypass TSA” card?


8 posted on 02/08/2012 8:30:08 AM PST by 386wt
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To: Sub-Driver

I guess it’s all in how you classify it, like ‘workplace violence’ for the Ft. Hood terrorist massacre.


9 posted on 02/08/2012 8:31:35 AM PST by MagnoliaB
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To: Sub-Driver

Little threat, unless you happen to be one of the unfortunates nearby in the mall when they blow themselves up!

Hear Allah Akbar, take cover!


10 posted on 02/08/2012 8:33:57 AM PST by JimRed (Excising a cancer before it kills us waters the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW AND FOREVER!)
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To: Sub-Driver

BS exponentially


11 posted on 02/08/2012 8:36:28 AM PST by crosshairs (Liberalism is to truth, what east is to west.)
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To: Sub-Driver

This is simply a reporting issue.. similar to the manipulation of unemployment numbers.


12 posted on 02/08/2012 8:46:27 AM PST by Track9
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To: Sub-Driver

well, when you Justice\TSA\Homeland Security\ICE not looking for them, of course you can say they are of little threat.


13 posted on 02/08/2012 8:55:51 AM PST by stylin19a (time to Obamanos)
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To: Sub-Driver
Agreed, total BS. The reason they are not "currently" going after us is they are keeping a low profile and consolidating they astonishing progress and victories in the middle east.

Once that is completed they will be back with a vengeance.

14 posted on 02/08/2012 9:05:55 AM PST by usurper (Liberals GET OFF MY LAWN)
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To: Sub-Driver
Radical U.S. Muslims Little Threat, Study Says

Have moslems renounced the ultimate goal of a global Islamic theocracy? I think not.They are just modifying their means of achieving it.

15 posted on 02/08/2012 9:12:37 AM PST by mjp ((pro-{God, reality, reason, egoism, individualism, natural rights, limited government, capitalism}))
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To: Sub-Driver

Apparently the morons at the NY Times forgot to update their Newspeak decoder rings. When Janet Napolitano says that “homegrown terrorists” are America’s greatest threat what she really means is that FReepers and Tea Partiers are the greatest threat to Ameritopia.


16 posted on 02/08/2012 9:21:05 AM PST by douginthearmy (Obamagebra: 1 job + 1 hope + 1 change = 0 jobs + 0 hope)
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To: Sub-Driver
The study, to be released on Wednesday, found that 20 Muslim Americans were charged in violent plots or attacks in 2011, down from 26 in 2010 and a spike of 47 in 2009.

And there are probably a lot of these attacks that the government bean counters just chalk up as 'random events' vs. Sudden Jihadi Syndrome...
Like that nutjob in L.A. a few months ago who was shooting at cars (and killing one gentleman) while shouting 'alah akbar'... Just a random event.

And although they might not directly be construed as 'terrorist' activities, these so-called 'honor killings' (e.g., the Santa Claus murderer in Texas) are a burr in society's side.

17 posted on 02/08/2012 9:53:52 AM PST by El Cid (Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house...)
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To: Sub-Driver


18 posted on 02/08/2012 10:08:28 AM PST by Iron Munro ("Don't pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight he'll just kill you." John Steinbeck)
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To: Sub-Driver


19 posted on 02/08/2012 10:12:08 AM PST by Iron Munro ("Don't pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight he'll just kill you." John Steinbeck)
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To: El Cid; Sub-Driver
And there are probably a lot of these attacks that the government bean counters just chalk up as 'random events' vs. Sudden Jihadi Syndrome...

And don't forget - The Obama administration has classified the 2009 Ft. Hood Massacre of 13 unarmed people by muslim Major Nidal Hasan as WORKPLACE VIOLENCE instead of muslim terrorism!

Lawmakers Blast Administration For Calling Fort Hood Massacre 'Workplace Violence'

20 posted on 02/08/2012 10:34:04 AM PST by Iron Munro ("Don't pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight he'll just kill you." John Steinbeck)
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To: Sub-Driver

Kurzman will do well to remember that this cult wants to kill EVERYONE who will not go prostrate and convert. They don’t yet have the power and influence to do much now but if we listen to Kurzmans drivel, we will continue to import these aliens into our society and then they will have the numbers and influence.

This will be settled by conflict, not conciliation.


21 posted on 02/08/2012 5:50:47 PM PST by Molon Labbie (End the War On Drugs, Restore the Constitution.)
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