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All American Kid Accused of Being Homegrown Terrorist

It’s hard to fathom that an all American kid could take this route. But in life, things aren’t always as simple and clear cut as we would hope.

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By Carrie Johnson and Spencer S. Hsu
Washington Post
WASHINGTON — Daniel Patrick Boyd, once a defensive lineman at T.C. Williams High School, is an unlikely symbol of the homegrown terrorist threat.

The son of a Marine, Boyd spent his early years in the Washington suburbs living a typical American childhood. Recently, he blended with his family into a picturesque suburb of Raleigh, N.C., where he gardened and was friendly with his neighbors.

But law enforcement officials, including four SWAT teams that deployed to Boyd’s home this week, point to the Muslim convert as the latest example of a radicalized American who exported jihad.

Boyd, 39, is scheduled to appear in federal court in North Carolina on Thursday with his two sons and four other young men he allegedly instructed in militant techniques.

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