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Law Enforcement Bulletin September 2011

Law Enforcement Bulletin September 2011

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Features
The Evolution of
Terrorism Since 9/11
By Lauren B. O’Brien
Understanding how terrorism trends
have evolved can help agencies face
today’s current threat environment.


Sovereign Citizens
By the FBI’s Counterterrorism
Analysis Section
Law enforcement must become
knowledgeable and aware of
sovereign-citizen extremists.


Departments
Leadership Spotlight
Tuesdays with Terry

Case Study
The Hosam Smadi Case

Bulletin Honors
Hazardous Device School
Bomb Technician Memorial

Perspective
Radicalization of Islamist
Terrorists in the Western
World

Bulletin Reports
Human Trafficking
Criminal Victimization
Features
The Evolution of
Terrorism Since 9/11
By Lauren B. O’Brien
Understanding how terrorism trends
have evolved can help agencies face
today’s current threat environment.


Sovereign Citizens
By the FBI’s Counterterrorism
Analysis Section
Law enforcement must become
knowledgeable and aware of
sovereign-citizen extremists.


Departments
Leadership Spotlight
Tuesdays with Terry

Case Study
The Hosam Smadi Case

Bulletin Honors
Hazardous Device School
Bomb Technician Memorial

Perspective
Radicalization of Islamist
Terrorists in the Western
World

Bulletin Reports
Human Trafficking
Criminal Victimization

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September 2011
 
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ISSN 0014-5688USPS 383-310
Features
United StatesDepartment of JusticeFederal Bureau of InvestigationWashington, DC 20535-0001Robert S. Mueller IIIDirector
Contributors’ opinions and statementsshould not be considered anendorsement by the FBI for any policy,program, or service.The attorney general has determinedthat the publication of this periodicalis necessary in the transaction of thepublic business required by law. Useof funds for printing this periodical hasbeen approved by the director of theOffice of Management and Budget.The
FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin 
(ISSN-0014-5688) is publishedmonthly by the Federal Bureau ofInvestigation, 935 PennsylvaniaAvenue, N.W., Washington, D.C.20535-0001. Periodicals postage paidat Washington, D.C., and additionalmailing offices. Postmaster:Send address changes to Editor,
 FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin 
,FBI Academy,Quantico, VA 22135.
Editor 
John E. Ott
Associate Editors 
Eric A. D’OrazioLinda L. FreshDavid W. MacWha
Art Director 
Stephanie L. LoweThe Training Division’sOutreach and Communications Unitproduces this publication withassistance from the division’sNational Academy Unit.Issues are available online at
http://www.fbi.gov.
E-mail Address
leb@fbiacademy.edu 
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FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin 
,FBI Academy,Quantico, VA 22135.
September 2011Volume 80Number 9
Understanding how terrorism trends have evolved can help agencies face today’s current threat environment.Law enforcement must become knowledgeable and aware of sovereign-citizen extremists.
The Evolution ofTerrorism Since 9/11
By Lauren B. O’Brien
Sovereign Citizens
By the FBI’s CounterterrorismAnalysis Section
25 
Perspective 
Radicalization of IslamistTerrorists in the WesternWorld
32 
Bulletin Reports 
Human Traf
ckingCriminal Victimization
11
Leadership Spotlight 
Tuesdays with Terry
 
12 
Case Study 
The Hosam Smadi Case
19 
Bulletin Honors 
Hazardous Device SchoolBomb Technician Memorial
 
September 2011 / 1
I
n the decade since September11, 2001, the United States hashad many successes against ter-rorism, from thwarting the plot todetonate liquid bombs aboard airlinesto the death of Usama Bin Ladin ear-lier this year. Yet, the threat has notdisappeared. If anything, it has be-come more prevalent and continuesto change quickly. While the UnitedStates successfully has disruptedal Qaeda and dismantled some of its operations, the group remains apowerful force, in
uencing its fol-lowers and motivating new ones.Other groups, such as al Qaeda inthe Arabian Peninsula, not only havedemonstrated their intent to attack the United States and its allies butshown their ability to inspire othersto develop and carry out their ownattacks. In the last several years, theseefforts have fueled a steady stream of plots against U.S. citizens and targetsby those living in America—home-grown violent extremists—who in-creasingly are fueled by easy-accessInternet propaganda.Because of these rapid transfor-mations, the International Associa-tion of Chiefs of Police Committeeon Terrorism requested that this issueof the FBI Law Enforcement Bulletinfocus on the evolving terrorism threatto both U.S. interests overseas and inits homeland. The committee
rst un-dertook this effort in the March 1999issue of the magazine and again inDecember 2007 to focus on the post-9/11 threat. In the 4 years since the2007 edition, the threat has changed
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