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

National Security Correspondent

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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Kyle Rittenhouse, Accused in Kenosha, Wis., Shooting Deaths, Is Released On Bail

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Hate crimes rose to their highest numbers in a decade, with a record-breaking 51 fatal attacks, according to the FBI's annual hate crimes report for 2019, released Monday. ERIC BARADAT/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Trump Supporters Rally To Echo False Claims About Election

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Trump Supporters Begin To Gather For 'Million MAGA March' In DC

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Trump Supporters To Gather For 'Million MAGA March' In Washington DC

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Supporters of President Trump demonstrate at a "Stop the Steal" rally in front of the Maricopa County Elections Department office in Phoenix on Saturday. Domestic terrorism analysts warn that a prolonged fight and Trump's statements about the vote only fuel polarization. Mario Tama/Getty Images hide caption

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Experts Warn That Election Uncertainty Could Fuel Political Violence

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Eric Parker of the Real 3%ers Idaho attends a convoy training exercise in western Idaho on Jan. 25. NPR has followed Parker's political evolution as he joins a wave of "patriot movement" figures seeking – and sometimes winning – public office. Jim Urquhart for NPR hide caption

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Militia Leader Known As The 'Bundy Ranch Sniper' Seeks A New Title: State Senator

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Michigan Authorities Charge 13 In Plot To Kidnap Governor Gretchen Whitmer

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Extremism Watchers Raise Concerns Over Trump Failing To Condemn White Supremacists

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DHS Whisleblower Says He Was Ordered To Highlight Leftist Groups' Threats

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