Confirmation: Key American Counter terrorism Officials Do Not Understand the Hidden Jihad
Here is the video from a press conference held this week that clearly shows that the key US counter terrorism officials, the Director of National Intelligence and the Director of the FBI, do not yet understand the Hidden Jihad and the Salafi-Jihadi radicalization process.
The conference was held at the Bipartisan Policy Center in Washington, D.C., which recently published Assessing the Terrorist Threat, a report that criticized the government for not having anyone in charge of understanding and prevening homegrown terrorism.
Among its most important findings are:
“The conventional wisdom has long been that America was immune to the heady currents of radicalization affecting both immigrant and indigenous Muslim communities elsewhere in the West.
That has now been shattered by the succession of cases that have recently come to light of terrorist radicalization and recruitment occurring in the United States…Given this list of incidents involving homegrown radicals, lone wolfs, and trained terrorist recruits, the U.S. is arguably now little different from Europe in terms of having a domestic terrorist problem involving immigrant and indigenous Muslims as well as converts to Islam.”