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In the wake of the tragic events that took the lives of four Americans, many are wondering how the two separate incidents can be connected to each other and how they might contribute to more violent terrorism around the globe. One area for investigation is whether radicalized jihadists in the U.S. are seeking more radical forms of protest or social justice than their own countryman in the Middle East, and possibly planning to exploit the chaos in the country. Here are three theories.
1.) Terrorism Isn’t Just a Foreign Policy Issue; U.S. Radicalization Risks May Be Found at Home
It’s no secret that American radical jihadists seeking a homeland in the 21st century also draw inspiration from radical anti-Americanism. This is particularly the case among the younger cohorts of Muslims who are seeking more moderate positions on matters that relate to their faith. Yet most American radicals, both young and older, also display signs of being attracted to violent action. From the 1970s through the 1980s, there were relatively few U.S. anti-Islamic attacks and far fewer homegrown radicals than we’d come to think. And there have been no major terrorism attacks in the U.S. since 9/11.
Yet there was a time when radicalized Muslims in the U.S. had enough to consider suicide bombings, kidnappings, and even killings—whether they intended to kill themselves in anger, or to create a martyrdom narrative. That’s not the case anymore when compared to Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, and the Gulf. Indeed, there is a growing concern among some experts and policymakers that the American Islamist phenomenon is not just about the radicalization of American Islamists but more a symptom of an increasingly dangerous religious and ideological mindset amongst Americans.
What is clear, though, is that many extremists continue to take cues from Islamic radicalism, even if the vast majority of the Muslim population of the United States does not share these violent and radical views. After 9/11 there were two major terrorist incidents committed by radicalized Muslims. However, the two incidents were highly disparate, and the incidents were connected in a large way by the extremist ideology that motivated them.
In the second case, American Osama bin Laden was implicated in the September 11, 2001
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