This is a good overview of a thwarted by law enforcement terror threat and an undercover technique used successfully more than 1000 time since September 11, 2001, against both international and domestic lone wolf terrorists in the US. The Media has frequently accused the Bureau of entrapment in these cases, of simply “picking the low hanging fruit” and of being able to “catch only the dumber of the terrorists out there.” None of these criticisms are fair or correct. The Bureau, as STRATFOR has correctly stated in this and earlier articles, has done a credible job and served our national security well with these cases and the use of these proven effective and legally acceptable techniques.

What We Can Learn From a Young, Grassroots Jihadist in Pittsburgh