Homegrown US ‘Terror Plots’ Drop, But Nation Still ‘On Edge’

Panic over prospective homegrown terror threats continues to grow in the US, fueled at least in part by Congressional hearings on the putative menace posed by certain religious minorities. The figures, however, don’t bear them out.

Instead, the number of terror indictments is actually dropping, to the point where they are nearly non-existent: 20 in 2011. Perhaps the most high profile domestic terrorism case of 2011 was a man making an online threat against the creators of South Park. The rest are even less impressive.

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Author: Jason Ditz

Jason Ditz is Senior Editor for Antiwar.com. He has 20 years of experience in foreign policy research and his work has appeared in The American Conservative, Responsible Statecraft, Forbes, Toronto Star, Minneapolis Star-Tribune, Providence Journal, Washington Times, and the Detroit Free Press.