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Feinstein Releases Counterterrorism Data

95 arrested in foiled terror plots against the homeland between 2009-2012

Washington—Senator Dianne Feinstein, chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, today released a list of 95 individuals arrested inside the United States since January 2009 on terrorism-related charges as part of more than 50 different investigations.  The data include the FBI’s recent arrest of Quazi Nafis, who attempted to detonate a bomb at the New York Federal Reserve Bank.

“The arrest of Quazi Nafis last week is a reminder that the terrorist threat remains real, and the Intelligence Community—particularly the FBI—has answered the call to keep the homeland safe,” Senator Feinstein said.  “These arrests are the product of close coordination between the FBI, other intelligence agencies, the Department of Homeland Security and state and local law enforcement units throughout the country. I commend these agencies for their record and for remaining focused on preventing terrorist attacks.”

The data were compiled by Senate Intelligence Committee staff based on publicly available information from the FBI, the Congressional Research Service and media reports.