In the last few attacks by radicalized US Muslims when the backgrounds of the attackers are probed it’s obvious that some of their friends and acquaintances knew, or suspected what they were up to for some time, but kept quiet.
Why? We’re not talking about growing pot in your garage, or stealing clothes from the store where you work, or even embezzling money from your office, we’re taking about planning a murderous terrorist attack on your (assumedly fellow) US citizens.
Why is there not more “see something, say something” from US Muslims if they know a fellow Muslim is going in this direction? I get that no one wants to be a snitch and US political MENA actions and decisions are not always in line with the opinions of US Muslims, but at some point you have to decide if being a US citizen is important or just an convenience that allows you a better place to live and work.
These radicalizations don’t happen in a vacuum. Why the silence?