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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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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'Here It Is': Extremism Researchers Worry About The Rising Violence During Protests

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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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