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Attorney General Holder Urge Global Allies to Adopt Anti-Terrorism Tacts Used by FBI

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Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com 

Calling the Syrian conflict a “global crisis in need of a global solution,” Attorney General Eric Holder urged U.S. allies to use tactics employed by the FBI to root out extremists before they strike, Huffington Post reports.

Speaking to Norwegian officials in Oslo, Holder suggested that other countries adopt pre-emptive counterterrorism tactics that include enticing suspects into developing terrorist attacks.

The idea is to stop homegrown terrorists before they travel to Syria.

“If we wait for our nations’ citizens to travel to Syria, to become radicalized, and to return home, it may be too late to adequately protect our national security,” Holder said.

Holder lauded the FBI’s role in cracking down on terrorism.

“We have found undercover operations -– which the Federal Bureau of Investigation pioneered in fighting transnational organized crime -– to be essential in fighting terrorism as well,” Holder said in the speech. “In the United States, the FBI has already conducted undercover operations that have identified individuals with intentions to travel to Syria. These operations are conducted with extraordinary care and precision, ensuring that law enforcement officials are accountable for the steps they take -– and that suspects are neither entrapped nor denied legal protections.”

U.S. Rep. King Blames Russia Over Communicating Radicalization of Boston Marathon Bombing Suspect

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com 

U.S. Rep. Peter King, a member of the House Homeland Security Committee, said Russia should have informed Washington D.C. about the radicalization of one of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects and his mother, the Associated Press reports.

The New York Republican said better communication “definitely would have caused the investigation to go further.”

King added that it’s difficult to believe only two people carried out the Boston Bombing suspect.

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University Study Plays Down Radicalization of the American Muslim

terrorismBy Allan Lengel
ticklethewire.com

WASHINGTON — Not everyone is sounding the sirens about the radicalization of American Muslims.

A new study released by Duke University and the University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill says the threat has been overstated, the Associated Press reported.

The study identified 139 American Muslims accused of terrorist plots or violence since Sept. 11, 2001, and said while the number is significant, it’s still a far cry from terror cases in other countries and too soon to tell if it’s a trend.

“The study credits self-policing in American Muslim communities for limiting radicalization,” the AP reported.

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