US federal authorities consider shift in strategy to counter in house Jihadi threats

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Washington, July 30 (ANI): Federal authorities in the United States have issued a bulletin to law enforcement agencies around the country about the danger posed by little-noticed Americans traveling abroad to learn terrorism techniques, then coming back to the United States - where they may be dormant for long periods of time while they look for followers to help with future attacks.

The internal bulletin says the FBI and the Homeland Security Department are worried about this development in the wake of the arrest of terror suspect Daniel Patrick Boyd, a suburban North Carolina dad, for his alleged role in a U.S.-based jihad movement.

According to Fox News, Washington is seriously considering a shift in strategy after claiming that Boyd, 39, was the ringleader of a group that was gearing up for a "violent jihad."

The prosecutors, however, haven't detailed any specific targets or timeframe.

If convicted, the men could face life in prison. An eighth suspect is believed to be in Pakistan.

Boyd is the third American indicted recently on charges of radicalism overseas.

Just a week ago, federal authorities said Muslim convert Bryant Neal Vinas of Long Island, N.Y., is in custody for allegedly traveling to Pakistan and Afghanistan to train alongside senior Al Qaeda operatives.

And on Monday, a Virginia man was sentenced to life in prison for joining Al Qaeda and plotting to assassinate then-President George W. Bush. (ANI)

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