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Kudlow: Make No Mistake, al-Qaeda Has Not Been Decimated

Wednesday, 17 Oct 2012 | 7:47 PM ET

"Al Qaeda is more dangerous now than ever before, " said Rep Peter King, on The Kudlow Report . "Al Qaeda has not been decimated."That's what the chair of the House Homeland Security Committee said every American must know after a 21-year old Bangladeshi national attempted to perpetrate an act of terror in New York City.According to a report from NBC 4 New York, federal officials arrested Quazi Mohammad, a suspect that they say was plotting to attack the Federal Reserve's building.

He was charged with attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction, and attempting to provide material support to al Qaeda.

Al Qaeda Danger Threat Growing Worse?
Rep Peter King, Chair of House Homeland Security Committee explains why al Qaeda off-shoots remain extremely dangerous, even with Osama bin Laden gone.

"There are lone wolves in this country, " explained King. "Al Qaeda is sending people into this country who have no record – they come from good backgrounds – it's much harder to find out who the enemy is."

King also said that the public believes that al-Qaeda has been hobbled and with Osama bin Laden out of the picture.

And in part that's true. "Core al-Qaeda has been hurt badly, " he said.

"But as a result, there are many smaller al-Qaeda operations – and they are lethal, " said King.

Remain vigilant.

Tune in: "The Kudlow Report " airs weeknights at 7 p.m. ET.

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  • Lawrence Kudlow is a CNBC senior contributor. Previously, Kudlow was anchor of CNBC's prime-time program "The Kudlow Report"