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Analyzing Homegrown Terrorism

In October, authorities arrested U.S. citizen David Coleman Headley. The initial charges he faced had to do with his alleged involvement in planning attacks in Denmark, in retaliation for what some viewed as anti-Islamic cartoons published in a Danish newspaper. Yesterday, federal prosecutors added another layer to the case. Officials allege Headley and another man helped plan last year's assault on Mumbai – the so-called 26/11 attacks - which left over 170 people dead. Headley and his partner both call Chicago home and many see this case as a clear sign that so-called “homegrown terrorism” is on the rise – in the U.S., even in our own city. Gary LaFree talks more about terrorism trends. LaFree directs Start, the National Center for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism at the University of Maryland.

Music Button: Shane Newville, "Apartment Break 3000", from the CD Formless, (Koch entertainment)

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