White House to Muslims ahead of Rep. King hearings: Terror threat ‘real’ – The Hill

President Obama’s deputy national security adviser told a Muslim audience Sunday that the threat of homegrown terrorism is “real” and that Muslim Americans are part of the solution, not the problem.

In a lengthy speech before a Muslim community group in Virginia, Denis McDonough said that as U.S. defenses against al-Qaeda have strengthened, the terrorist group has turned increasingly to “attempting to recruit and radicalize people to terrorism here in the United States.”