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  • Main Title American Jihadist Terrorism: Combating a Complex Threat


  • Author: Bjelopera, Jerome P.
    Creator Type: Personal
    Creator Info: Analyst in Organized Crime and Terrorism


  • Name: Library of Congress. Congressional Research Service.
    Place of Publication: Washington D.C.


  • Creation: 2010-12-07


  • English


  • Content Description: This report describes homegrown violent jihadists and the plots and attacks that have occurred since 9/11. "Homegrown" and "domestic" are terms that describe terrorist activity or plots perpetrated within the United States or abroad by American citizens, legal permanent residents, or visitors radicalized largely within the United States. The report also discusses the radicalization process and the forces driving violent extremist activity. It analyzes post-9/11 domestic jihadist terrorism and describes law enforcement and intelligence efforts to combat terrorism and the challenges associated with those efforts.
  • Physical Description: 135 pages.


  • Legislative Indexing Vocabulary: Religion
  • Legislative Indexing Vocabulary: Islam
  • Legislative Indexing Vocabulary: Muslims
  • Legislative Indexing Vocabulary: Terrorism
  • Legislative Indexing Vocabulary: International affairs
  • Legislative Indexing Vocabulary: Criminal justice
  • Legislative Indexing Vocabulary: Counterterrorism
  • Legislative Indexing Vocabulary: Defense policy


  • Place Name: United States


  • Name: Congressional Research Service Reports
    Code: CRSR


  • Name: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
    Code: UNTGD

Resource Type

  • Report


  • Text


  • CRS Report Number: R41416
  • Accession or Local Control No: R41416_2010Dec07
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc491228