September 11

Domestic terrorism has taken many forms since the horrific events of September 11th. From these disparate acts, a sinister pattern of domestic terrorism has emerged as American Muslim men and women are radicalized from afar by extremist groups like ISIS.

Peter Bergen, is an internationally recognized expert on terrorism, a documentary producer and CNN’s national security analyst. In his latest book, titled United States of Jihad, Mr. Bergen discusses the social and political influences that can transform average Muslim Americans into homegrown terrorists.

David Nevin
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Five years ago, Boise defense lawyer David Nevin announced he would defend accused terrorist Khalid Sheikh Mohammed. Mohammed is considered the mastermind behind the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. Mohammed along with other accused 9/11 terrorists are being held in Camp 7 at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

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Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter spoke to a large group gathered at the Idaho Fallen Heroes Memorial Wednesday morning in Boise to celebrate and commemorate the lives of those lost fighting the post-9/11 wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. Some of the people in the crowd were families of Idaho soldiers who died in those wars.

Speaking to the crowd, Otter asked everyone to pause and remember that day 12 years ago, and the people who made the “ultimate sacrifice” in response to it.

Courtesy of Sen. Mike Crapo's office

Memorials were held Wednesday in Idaho and around the country to mark the 12th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks.

Idaho Senator Mike Crapo spent some time Wednesday remembering the confusion and fear of that day.

He was in the U.S. Capitol on September 11, 2001 when officials decided to evacuate the building. “There was a concern that the plane that ultimately crashed in Pennsylvania was headed toward Washington D.C," remembers Crapo. "As we evacuated, there was a tremendous amount of anxiety and fear and confusion among the people."

Joe Jaszewski / Idaho Statesman

While family members gathered at Ground Zero in New York this morning to remember the September 11 terror attacks in 2001, another group gathered in Boise at the new Idaho Fallen Soldier Memorial.