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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What Happens When Extremism Becomes Mainstream

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Examining Domestic Extremist Threats To Americans And U.S. Government

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With U.S. In Turmoil, Experts Unsure What Kind Of Extreme Right May Emerge Soon

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Trump Is Leaving Office, But His Supporters Are Here To Stay

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Did Minimizing Far-Right's Threat Lead To The Breach Of U.S. Capitol?

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Pro-Trump Crowd Turns Into Violent Mob, Breaches U.S. Capitol

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Trump Supporters Gather For 3rd Rally In D.C. Since November's Election

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How Conspiracy And Disinformation Are Affecting U.S. Politics

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Police Were Warned About Nashville Christmas Bomber Building Explosives A Year Ago

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Nashville Bombing Revives Debate Over Which Acts Get Terrorism Label

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The Million MAGA March drew thousands of President Trump's supporters, including members of far-right groups such as the Proud Boys, Patriot Front and others, to Washington, D.C., last month. Zach D Roberts/NurPhoto via Getty Images hide caption

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Ex-National Security Officials Warn Of Mass Radicalization

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Protests Grow Violent After Trump Supporters Gather Again In D.C.

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

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