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American Al Qaeda: The Story of Bryant Neal Vinas
From New York to al Qaeda
CNN Senior International Correspondent Nic Robertson and a team of CNN journalists spent a year tracking down the details of Bryant Neal Vinas, and why the former altar boy turned to terrorism. Watch a clip of the documentary "American Al Qaeda."

Bryant Vinas' life


U.S. counterterrorism officials say homegrown terrorism is on the rise. In the last year, more than a dozen Americans have been accused of having links to Islamist terrorism, including Vinas. That represents a major change since September 11, 2001, according to analysts. FULL STORY
Paul Cruickshank
Paul Cruickshank
Terrorism analyst

Terror plots and attacks

Behind the scenes

Tracking a confessed terrorist
We were closing in on a key piece of the puzzle to explain what made an all-American kid from New York join al Qaeda. -- Nic Robertson, CNN Senior International Correspondent

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