Experts unanimous about Islamic extremism taking firm root in US

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New York, Dec. 13 (ANI): Terrorism experts agree militant Islam is becoming an American problem.

"We do have a homegrown terror problem that really needs to be addressed and explained," CBS News quoted Zeyno Baran, a senior fellow at the Hudson Institute, as saying.

Muslim experts say the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan make potent recruiting tools, portrayed by the militants as America's war on Islam.

Muslim community leaders here, however, say young people also being driven to extremes by post-9/11 anti-Muslim propaganda and rising incidents of genuine anti-Muslim discrimination.

Civil rights complaints have jumped 10 percent in just the past year, according to the Council on American-Islamic Relations.

The group is now launching a new Web site to give young Muslims an outlet for their anger through civic action, in court or at the ballot box, not on a foreign battlefield. (ANI)

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