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U.S. House Committee on Homeland Security
Americans radicalized by Al Qaeda are a big concern
Americans radicalized by Al Qaeda are a big concern

WASHINGTON — With Al Qaeda militants surging in the Middle East and North Africa, top U.S. law enforcement officials are increasingly concerned about efforts to recruit and radicalize American citizens by drawing them to the restive region and sending them back to this country to carry out terrorist attacks. FBI Director James B. Comey calls the threat one of the bureau's top priorities and said the agency is working to identify and track U.S. residents who travel overseas, embrace Al Qaeda ideology and return to the United States. "We are focused on trying to figure out what our people are up to — who should be spoken to, who should be followed, who should be...

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