Long-feared by US intelligence, Muslim radicalization is gaining momentum in the United States, hit by a spate of recent cases featuring youths recruited and trained overseas for jihad, analysts say...
Some analysts say the United States has been slow to respond and still has little understanding of the scope and nature of the problem.
"Twelve warning signs is 12 too many," said Bruce Hoffman, a terrorism expert at Georgetown University in Washington.
"For too long, I think we may have been complacent in the United States, thinking this was a problem that occurred elsewhere and that it wasn't a problem we really had to address in the US," he added, acknowledging it was difficult to determine the extent of the development.
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