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Homegrown, if in the Middle east

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Submitted by Bronson (Australia), Dec 25, 2008 at 04:36

The article includes the following sentence:
The New York City Police Department last month issued an impressive report, "Radicalization in the West: The Homegrown Threat," showing that terrorism results from Islamic intellectual precursors.

The adjective 'homegrown' should be jettisoned forthwith as there is nothing 'homegrown' about "Jihadist or jihadi-Salafi ideology". It is Middle Eastern pure and simple and the use of the term supports the mea culpa smokescreen which serves to undermine the western understanding of the threat.

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