The Terrorist Next Door 

Osama bin Laden's death, while an important victory in the War on Terror, by no means represents the end of the war. And one of the biggest threats America faces is actually within its own borders.

There's been an increasing threat over the years from Al Qaeda-linked or at least Al-Qaeda inspired individuals and groups within the United States, as the Ft. Hood shooting demonstrated to us.

CBN reporter Erick Stakelbeck, who has tracked the home-grown terrorist threat closely for years, has a new book out today exploring precisely this problem, called the Terrorist Next Door. There's a lot of on the scene reporting from America's radical mosques and major compounds built in rural areas by Islamist enclaves, such as one in Red House, Virginia where a radical Islamic separatist group called Muslims of America resides.

There's also a long discussion about the strategy behind the building of mega-mosques, which received a lot of attention with the Ground Zero project, but are actually part of a larger development. For instance, the Bible Belt town of Murfreesboro, Tennessee, last year approved construction of a 52,000 square foot, multi-million Islamic center even though the existing one only has 250 families as members.

Anyway, you can check out the book here.

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