The US Department of Justice has a website for its (should I say our) National Security Division. It's chock-full of information and links on this country's efforts to combat terror right here in the US.
One of the fascinating pages to visit is the Press Room. Here you will find press releases about recent terror related prosecutions (terror supporters will call this "persecutions") brought by US Attorneys around the country.
Here are some recent releases. Each is worth a read in order to get an understanding of who's walking around our streets planning to do our country and others harm.
July 30, 2012
Chicago Man Pleads Guilty to Planning Travel to Somalia to Join al Shabaab Terrorist Organization in Jihad Combat
July 26, 2012
July 25, 2012
July 13, 2012
Uzbek National Sentenced to Nearly 16 Years in Prison for Threatening to Kill the President and Providing Material Support to Terrorism
July 10, 2012
Massachusetts Man Agrees to Plead Guilty to Plotting Attack on Pentagon and U.S. Capitol and Attempting to Provide Material Support to Terrorists
Having participated as a witness in the trial of Sami Al-Arian, I can tell you that these cases are not easy. Each one should be viewed as a victory not only for the US, but for each of us.
Well, that's what I think.