Muslim groups and civil rights activists across the nation on Thursday called for greater transparency in a program by President Barack Obama’s administration that’s aimed at countering homegrown terrorism.
As Islamic State propagandists set their sights on recruiting Western youths through slickly produced videos, newscasts, blogs and tweets, U.S. cities with large Muslim populations are reaching out to fight the threat — and finding that one size does not fit all.
Congress has until midnight Friday to avoid a partial shutdown of the Department of Homeland security. The agency’s funding bill has become tied up in the immigration dispute between President Obama and Republicans.
Ever since the attack on the U.S. Embassy in Benghazi, Libya on September 11, 2012, the FBI’s terrorism task force has been investigating the assault – promising to bring those responsible to justice. The attack – which killed Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans – set off both outrage and a political firestorm over what led to the fiery assault.
The new head of the FBI office overseeing Minnesota and the Dakotas says battling terrorism and cybercrime will be among his top priorities.
The new head of the FBI in Minneapolis said Tuesday that health care fraud and counterterrorism will be his top priorities as he takes over an office that he says has been presented with a “unique counterterrorism threat.”