Homegrown Terrorism

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

On Monday, federal agents including four SWAT teams converged on a house outside of Raleigh, North Carolina. They arrested Daniel Boyd, his two grown sons and four other young men allegedly being instructed in military techniques. The grand jury indicted Mr. Boyd on charges evolving from an apparent desire to go overseas and kill terrorists. Mr. Boyd, who had traveled to both Pakistan and Afghanistan for military-style training, had fought against the Soviet Union in Afghanistan. The federal indictment suggests the motive for the training was religious extremism and that Mr. Boyd was prepared to die as a martyr for his beliefs. For more, The Takeaway talks to Dave Dewitt, the Raleigh bureau chief for North Carolina Public Radio and to Peter Bergen, a fellow at the New America Foundation and author of Holy War, Inc.: Inside the Secret World of Osama bin Laden.

Guests:

Peter Bergen and Dave Dewitt

Hosted by:

Amy Holmes

Contributors:

Hsi-Chang Lin

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