EXTREMISM

America's Radicalization Problem

With four high-profile terror investigations over the last year resulting in the arrest of Muslims born, raised, or living in the U.S., many are wondering if the standard dogma—that Muslims in Europe are more likely to be radicalized than their co-religionists in America—still holds true. Despite the fact that American Muslims are more prosperous and moderate than European Muslims, some analysts are pointing to immigration trends as possible catalysts for a more susceptible American Muslim population, and some Muslim community groups are developing programs and tools to combat the possible threat. Still, many are not convinced that the country is facing the same kind of threat Europe may be: "We just don't have the same type of cases here," said former CIA officer Marc Sageman.