The Jihad Next Door by Dina Temple-Raston
The Lackawanna Six and Rough Justice in an Age of Terror

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The acclaimed author of A Death in Texas tells the riveting, morally complex story of a group of young Yemeni-American men from an upstate New York steel town who may, or may not, have been America's first "sleeper cell"

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Dina Temple-Raston is the FBI correspondent for National Public Radio and the award-winning author of several books, including A Death in Texas, Justice in the Grass and In Defense of Our America. She lives in New York City.
Published December 7, 2007 by PublicAffairs. 312 pages
Genres: History, Political & Social Sciences, Law & Philosophy, Professional & Technical, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense. Non-fiction

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NPR correspondent Temple-Raston (Justice on the Grass: Three Rwandan Journalists, Their Trial for War Crimes, and a Nation’s Quest for Redemption, 2005, etc.) delves deeply into the lives of these residents of Lackawanna, a former steel-mill town near Buffalo populated largely by Yemenis.

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The chain of events that doomed the hapless men might seem like a comedy of errors if the consequences weren't so serious, not only for the Lackawanna six but for our democracy, and for a legal system that seems to have forgotten that all of us—regardless of where our parents were born—are inn...

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