Homeland Security: The Terrorist Next Door?

The U.S. warns of a major attack and reminds Americans that terrorists can be homegrown

Adam Yahiye Gadahn, A.K.A. Abu Suhayb, could be just the kind of prospective terrorist that intelligence analysts in Washington are most concerned about these days--a personification of what Attorney General John Ashcroft calls the changing face of al-Qaeda. Gadahn, 25, is an American through and through, born and bred in California, a speaker of unaccented English, intimate with the country's habits and thus able to move about without arousing suspicion. Brought up and homeschooled on his parents' goat farm, Gadahn was an introspective teenager who went looking for meaning and found it in Islam. Eventually, he also found his way to...

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