Monday, March, 07, 2016

“United States of Jihad” Nixon Library, Yorba Linda, CA

Meet Peter Bergen

Mar 07, 2016@7:00 PM


Author of United States of Jihad: Investigating America’s Homegrown Terrorists

A riveting look at “homegrown” Islamic terrorism, from 9/11 to now

CNN National Security Analyst and New York Times best selling author Peter Bergen examines the recent ISIS-inspired attacks in San Bernardino and Paris to provide fresh evidence that “homegrown” terrorism is a real and present danger.

Homegrown jihadists have carried out multiple deadly attacks in the last fifteen years, from the shooting at Fort Hood to the devastating Boston Marathon bombings to the recent attack at San Bernardino that took fourteen lives. Dozens of American citizens have sought to join these overseas terrorist groups including ISIS. Who are these individuals? What motivates them? And what can be done to stem the tide of extremism?

Bergen has been at the forefront of chronicling Islamist terrorism. He produced Osama bin Laden’s first Western television interview just four years before the 9/11 attacks and is one of a small handful who has come face-to-face with bin Laden in person.