This report describes home-grown violent jihadists and the plots and attacks that have occurred since 9/11. It discusses the radicalization process and the forces driving violent extremist activity. It analyzes post-9/11 domestic jihadist terrorist activity and describes law enforcement and intelligence efforts to combat terrorism and the challenges associated with those efforts. It also outlines actions underway to build trust and partnership between community groups and government agencies and the tensions that may occur between law enforcement and engagement activities.
1. Executive summary – 2. Introduction – 3. Homegrown violent jihadists – 4. Radicalization and violent extremism – 5. Overview of post-9/11 homegrown jhadist terrorism plots and attacks – 6. Combating homegrown terrorism: enforcement activities intelligence – 7. Combating homegrown terrorism: building trust and partnership – 8. Policy considerations for Congress.