NJ Homeland Security director expresses concerns over home-grown terrorists

    A bail hearing is set for later this week for two New Jersey men arrested for trying to fly to Somalia to join a terrorist group. Authorities say the case raises concerns about the increasing threat of home-grown terrorism.

    A bail hearing is set for later this week for two New Jersey men arrested Saturday for trying to fly to Somalia to join a terrorist group.

    Authorities say the case raises concerns about the increasing threat of home-grown terrorism.

    New Jersey Homeland Security Director Charles McKenna says the number of would-be terrorists may be growing because of the Internet.

    McKenna:

    The power of the Internet is that strong that people who are perhaps adrift in their lives and are disposed to being taken in by a strong message can be recruited in this fashion and then radicalized.

    McKenna urges citizens to be more vigilant about what’s going on in their community and to report suspicious activities to the authorities.

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