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Does That Include "Sleeper Cells"?

Reader comment on item: No American Muslim Terrorists? [A Reply to Spencer Ackerman]

Submitted by Alex (United States), Dec 12, 2005 at 13:56

Does the estimate of 200 American Muslims involved in terrorism include sleeper agents/cells?

I ask this because my impression has been that sleeper agents--who are probably the most skilled and dedicated terrorists amongst Muslims in America--tend less to become part of a preexisting community of immigrants than to live only amongst themselves, usually in non-Muslim communities, and with few familial or personal ties to other American Muslims.

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Daniel Pipes replies:

No, I am only counting known terrorists and known suspects.


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