Fears of growing home-grown terrorism among the American Muslim community are highly exaggerated, a new academic study has concluded. The “Anti-Terror Lessons of Muslim American Communities” study, published by Duke University, is based on a two-year research of four different Muslim communities across the US, a review of studies on the Muslim minority and a compilation of data on prosecutions on terrorism-related offences. “The record over the past eight years contains relatively few examples of Muslim-Americans that have radicalised and turned toward violent extremism,” it concluded. The study, funded by the Department of Justice, found that only 139 American Muslims have been involved in or accused of terrorist violence since the 9/11 attacks. The study credited the low level of extremism among American Muslims to the community’s efforts to prevent radicalisation.