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Warning about homegrown terror twenty years after al-Qaeda first attacked the World Trade Center.
Hard to believe that was twenty years ago look at these pictures from February 26.
Amber while working right across the street at the time.
Six people lost their lives that day more than a thousand people were injured.
A truck bomb exploded in the garage underneath the north tower so later today there will be a ceremony in New York City that will honor those who were killed in that attack.
That highlighted the growing threat.
I've radical terrorism.
But it could not clearly for ten what was to come at the World Trade Center.
Several years later now two decades later a new report finds that al-Qaeda is indeed still very active.
The United States scary shot for everyone joined now by -- intelligence correspondent Catherine Herridge live from Washington.
So captain what are we learning about these cases.
Well thank you more -- good morning -- homegrown cases are grossly underreported in the national media there have been at least six scheduled plea deals.
Or convictions since November 30 that's the case about every two to three weeks in this country.
And this new report on al-Qaeda in America finds the vast majority of the individuals are under the age of thirty like -- -- -- -- fees.
Just -- -- one years old he pled guilty in December to a plot to detonate.
A thousand pot pound car bomb at the Federal Reserve in New York City he is now facing up to life in prison.
A month earlier what is described by Justice Department sources as -- most serious plots in recent memory.
The -- Brothers of South Florida are accused of plotting a massive bombing campaign inside the United States.
The author of the new report tells Fox News quote.
The majority of the threat now comes from US citizens over -- the individuals profiled in the report were Americans these -- not people who were failed by the system.
They were people who were part of the system.
Who are either employed or pursuing their education.
So in other words what this report finds is that it really defies the stereotype that people who buy -- the al-Qaeda narrative.
Are somehow pour -- uneducated Barca and I remember after 9/11 -- there was so much discussion.
About how they would seek people who were very much assimilated into society here.
Is that part of -- Qaeda is adapting to it to be able to stay here and work here.
Well -- -- -- if you listen closely to the confirmation hearings for the CIA director or the Ben -- hearings in January with the secretary of state Clinton.
You heard senior members of the Obama administration articulate very clearly what the threat looks like today.
What we're dealing with now.
Is -- -- who have been associated with al-Qaeda who have gained.
Unfortunately very serious combat experience coming back to the countries that they left in order to go wage Jihad in Central Asia.
So whether they call themselves up -- our bulk of a rom or aunts are out Syria they are all part of the same.
Global jihadist movement and there may be differences between them but their goals are unfortunately similar and pose threats to us and our partners.
When the main threads that that connects the home -- phenomenon in this country these individuals who buy into radical Islam is the American cleric and Marlon lucky who was killed.
By the CIA -- -- drone strike in 2011 the first American targeted for death.
Though he still inspires with his writings from the -- the term often used by the president's counterterrorism advisor.
Is al-Qaeda has become like a cancer.
Any element that is -- associate with al-Qaeda has as part of its agenda.
A death and destruction and so I fully agree what we need to do -- you mindful of this man passes a nation of feel kind of cancer.
Well the Obama administration has been reluctant to use the terms.
Jihadist or radical Islam what you -- on those hearings.
Is that they articulated very clearly that al-Qaeda is still here but the form in which it Tate takes -- has changed but it remains effective.
Catherine thank you very trusting that.
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