Terror Analyst Peter Bergen On 'Homegrown' Islamist Terrorism

Mar 20, 2017

Today on “Political Rewind” we spend the full hour with terrorism expert Peter Bergen. The author of "The United States of Jihad," Bergen is an authority on the topic. In addition to being CNN's Terror Analyst, Bergen is one of the few Western journalists to have interviewed Osama bin Laden in 1997. In the era of travel bans targeting mostly Muslim nations, Bergen says his research shows that the terrorists are already among us, like the Tsarnaev brothers who masterminded the Boston Marathon bombings. They may have been born here, or they may be naturalized U.S. citizens, the common thread is radicalization by Islamic fundamentalists, which most often happens via the Internet is something that's extremely difficult for law enforcement to track.

Panelists:

Jim Galloway – Political Columnist, Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Peter Bergen – Author, Terror Analyst