The Gist

Should We Fear Domestic Terrorism?

The HBO documentary Homegrown explores the impact of our counterterrorism state.

Our guest Nadar Hasan, cousin to Nidal Malik Hasan, one of the gunmen in the Fort Hood massacre in 2009.

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On The Gist, the daughter of a Fort Hood victim explains how she became friends with the shooter’s cousin. We’ll speak with the HBO documentary Homegrown’s filmmaker Greg Barker and subjects Kerry Cahill (the daughter), Nader Hasan (the cousin), and Philip Mudd, a veteran CIA and FBI counterterrorism official. Hasan and Cahill are both involved in the the Nawal Foundation. Mudd is the author of Takedown: Inside the Hunt for Al Qaeda. The documentary Homegrown is now available from HBO. For the Spiel, a special update about the New Hampshire primaries from the Realistic News Network™.

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