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Dina Temple-Raston: "The Jihad Next Door"

By Mark Scott


Buffalo, NY – President Bush has often referred to the terrorist cell that was discovered in Lackawanna as evidence of the threat terrorism poses to the nation. But a new book by NPR's FBI correspondent Dina Temple-Raston dispels the notion that the six young Yemeni-American men from Lackawanna were bent on destroying America.

Temple-Raston says they were enticed to travel to Afghanistan and tried to get out of an al Qaeda training camp when they learned of plans for a US attack. "The Jihad Next Door: The Lackawanna Six and Rough Justice in an Age of Terror" tracks the case of the Lackawanna Six.

Dina Temple Raston joined us live in studio on Thursday to talk about her book.