Segments in this Video

"United States of Jihad" (03:24)


George Bush speaks out about the war on terrorism. News reporters mumble in the background; the statement "motivated by radical Islam" repeated. This documentary is based on the book by Peter Bergen.

Government Accusations (03:47)

In Fairfax, Virginia, Muslim Americans tells where they are from. They have family members that have been accused of conspiracies in support of terrorism. Sonali Sadequee describes the way her parents taught her to behave as an accepting and conscious U.S. citizen.

Muslim-American (02:00)

Sadequee describes growing up in America and warning her younger brother to be careful on the Internet because she heard that Muslim people were being watched. Philip Mudd works in counter-terrorism.

Terrorism Tuesdays (03:09)

Former CIA Deputy Director of the National Counter-Terrorism Center, Andrew Liepman, describes meetings he attended while working for the CIA. Lawyer Nader Hasan was raised in Washington D.C. by his Arab mother.

FBI Investigations (03:47)

Sadequee talks about helping raise her teenage brother, Shifa. The FBI began questioning the family. Shifa married and moved to Bangladesh, and then he was kidnapped.

Tick Tock Cases (03:53)

Mudd describes finding an American kid talking to known terrorists oversees. He describes watching the case unfold and fearing that terrorist attacks would occur.

Two Wolves (03:19)

Nader felt that there was going to be a reassessment of foreign policy after September 11, 2001. While teaching at West Jefferson High School in New Orleans, Kerry Cahill learned about a shooting at Fort Hood that killed her father.

White House's Reaction (02:44)

Peter Bergen of the Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee and Liepman talk about the creation of bureaus and operations dedicated to fighting terrorism. Liepman says the White House created a "zero attack threshold."

What Made Hasan Snap? (04:07)

A terrorist attack at Fort Hood in Texas killed many unarmed officers. The killer was Major Nidal Malik Hasan, an army psychiatrist and practicing Muslim, Nader Hasan's cousin. Nader was scandalized for calling him a good American in an interview.

Shifa's Kidnapping (06:22)

Sonali Sadequee's brother was kidnapped by American FBI agents, and arrested on federal charges. He was brought to New York and kept in solitary confinement for three and a half years.

Samir Khan's Mentor (03:42)

In Chicago, Illinois, Loyola University's Muslim Student Association leader Omer Mozaffar counsels youth. He was once the mentor of Samir Khan, editor and publisher of Inspire magazine. This was the first jihad material available in English.

A Ticking Time Bomb (03:33)

Two years prior to the Fort Hood shooting, at Walter Reed Army Medical Center's Psychiatry Department's staff meeting, Nidal Hasan presented Koranic material. Mudd spoke at the Homeland Security Governmental Affairs Committee hearing about the Fort Hood attack.

Anwar al-Awklaki (03:10)

A video shows American born Al-Quaeda leader Anwar al-Awlaki condemning the US for its foreign policy. Liepman analyzes emails between al-Awlaki and Nidal Hasan.

Shifa's Charges (04:01)

Shifa Sadequee is eventually charged with four counts of conspiracy. His family remembers grieving over the shocking accusations.

Shifa's Intent (02:02)

Shifa's attorney says that almost all of the accusastions made against him fell within his first amendment rights, but online conversations that he had were considered evidence of his intent. He also traveled to Toronto and Washington D.C. where he met up with a terrorist group and made a video, respectively.

Shifa's Imprisonment (03:00)

Shifa Sadequee was found guilty and sentenced to 17 years in prison. Mudd defends his decision in persecuting Shifa, saying that the family should be grateful he never got a chance to do anything heinous.

Self-Radicalization (03:24)

ISIS publishes an English language magazine called Dabiq that celebrates what ISIS has done as "liberation." Liepman is featured in the magazine as a "crusader."

Paranoid Parents (03:32)

Principal of the Islamic Foundation School in Villa Park, Illinois, discusses protecting his students in the midst of terrorism in the media. He was a teacher for a student named Hamzah Khan who wanted to join ISIS.

Islamic Boarding School (04:09)

Shifa's parents sent him to a boarding school so that he could be surrounded by people that would understand him. Shifa spent a lot of time online speaking to people, which is where is family believes he may have been radicalized. He translated lots of documents to English and they are mostly about jihad related topics.

Islamic Activities (02:59)

Mozaffar was a family friend of Samir Khan's and remembers him growing up into an angry young person;ISIS activities began after a failed relationship with a girl. Khan was killed in a drone strike.

Nidal's Path (03:13)

Nader Hasan talks about cousin Nidal Hasan's path to practicing Muslim ideologies. He remembers his cousin being afraid of war and terrified of being sent to combat. Nader thinks he was suicidal and used religion as an excuse to kill himself.

Anti-Islamic Extremism (02:40)

Nader Hasan started a foundation to speak out against Islamic extremism. Kerry Cahill met and began working with Nader Hasan.

Other Dangers (03:49)

Mudd says he understands why Americans worry about terrorism, but he does not. Mudd says that in his analysis, terrorism has a very small effect on American families and is not the threat that people perceive it to be.

Sharmin's Acceptance (03:23)

Shifa's sister Sharmin Sadequee says she has come to accept what has happened to Shifa. Shifa, Sharmin, and their mother go to visit Philip Mudd Philip Mudd at his home in Memphis, Tennessee.

Looking for an Explanation (03:34)

The Sadequee family asks Mudd how Shifa's case came to be pursued. The counter terrorism analyst explains that he was doing his job.

Credits: Homegrown: The Counter-Terror Dilemma (02:10)

Credits: Homegrown: The Counter-Terror Dilemma

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A timely exploration of one of today’s most divisive and pressing issues—the threat posed by homegrown Islamic extremism and the challenges of detecting and countering it. Directed by Emmy® award-winner Greg Barker (HBO’s Manhunt: The Search for Bin Laden), Homegrown: The Counter-Terror Dilemma is a gripping, insider’s account of the homegrown terrorist threat in America, told from the perspectives of those who helped construct America’s counterterrorism machine—as well as those who are its targets. An HBO Production. 

Length: 90 minutes

Item#: BVL114996

Copyright date: ©2016

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