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The war on terror hit far too close to home Wendesday as the FBI announced it had arrested a 21-year-old recent convert to Islam who wanted to blow up a Catonsville military recruiting station in the name of holy war. The incident was eerily similar to a foiled a bomb plot in Portland, Ore.; in both cases, agents had been monitoring the alleged terrorists and provided them with fake explosives.

In our editorial today, we say it's hard to know whether to be reassured that the FBI is getting good at catching those who would do us harm, or to be terrified that one of them is eventually going to succeed.

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Commenter Laura says the only thing we've got going for us is the ineptitude of the terrorists.

Lombardstreetguy says the American Muslim community needs to do a lot more to denounce home-grown plotters like this one.

ArturoB says we shouldn't be all that impressed with the FBI setting up dupes, arresting them and declaring victory.

But others say the FBI is doing exactly what it should be.

And over on our talk forums, tacoking09, who identifies himself as a Muslim, calls out overzealous converts who get sucked into radical Islam.

Finally, the criminal complaint against the suspect, Antonio Martinez, is definitely worth a read.

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