Hannah Allam Hannah Allam is a Washington-based national security correspondent for NPR, focusing on homegrown extremism.
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Hannah Allam

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Hannah Allam is a Washington-based national security correspondent for NPR, focusing on homegrown extremism. Before joining NPR, she was a national correspondent at BuzzFeed News, covering U.S. Muslims and other issues of race, religion and culture. Allam previously reported for McClatchy, spending a decade overseas as bureau chief in Baghdad during the Iraq war and in Cairo during the Arab Spring rebellions. She moved to Washington in 2012 to cover foreign policy, then in 2015 began a yearlong series documenting rising hostility toward Islam in America. Her coverage of Islam in the United States won three national religion reporting awards in 2018 and 2019. Allam was part of McClatchy teams that won an Overseas Press Club award for exposing death squads in Iraq and a Polk Award for reporting on the Syrian conflict. She was a 2009 Nieman fellow at Harvard and currently serves on the board of the International Women's Media Foundation.

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Marjorie Taylor Greene (right) is likely to bring a far-right conspiracy theory to the House of Representatives next year. Mike Stewart/AP hide caption

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From Fringe To Congress: QAnon Backers Are On The Ballot In November

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Georgia Might Elect A Supporter Of QAnon Conspiracy Theory To Congress

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Federal officers are surrounded by smoke as they push back demonstrators during a Black Lives Matter protest at the Mark O. Hatfield United States Courthouse on Wednesday in Portland, Ore. Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP hide caption

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Analysts Say Armed Groups At Protests Raise Specter Of A 'Street War'

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Members of the Puget Sound John Brown Gun Club hold a memorial service for Willem van Spronsen on July 28, 2019, at the site where he was killed by law enforcement outside an Immigration and Customs Enforcement facility in Tacoma, Washington. Jim Urquhart for NPR hide caption

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'I Am Antifa': One Activist's Violent Death Became A Symbol For The Right And Left

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Terrorist Or Hero? Politics Shape The Story Behind Antifa's Only Fatal Attack

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Armed Black protesters exchange words with a far-right activist during a gun rights rally put on by members of the Boogaloo movement in Richmond, Va. Jim Urquhart for NPR hide caption

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An Uneasy July 4th In Richmond, Va., As Armed Groups Gather Warily

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Members of Parents For Peace gathered in Washington last year for its annual summit to bring awareness to extremism. The group is made up of former extremists and their families. Hannah Allam/NPR hide caption

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New Research Shows People Are Not As Divided Along Political Lines As They Think

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U.S. Soldier Charged In Plot To Attack Own Unit

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People receive first-aid after a car ran into a crowd of protesters in Charlottesville, Va., on Aug. 12, 2017. Terrorism researchers say right-wing extremists are turning cars into weapons in response to the ongoing protests against police misconduct. Paul J. Richards/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Protesters have established a food co-op, a community garden, medical stations, a speaker's stage, movie nights, book exchanges and round-the-clock security patrols. They see their camp as a prototype for a self-reliant, safe enclave that doesn't need police. Jim Urquhart for NPR hide caption

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'Remember Who We're Fighting For': The Uneasy Existence Of Seattle's Protest Camp

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