Watch the US justice system and constitution implode upon itself from all the infighting it will generate as people debate over whether or not you are afforded all the protections of citizenship after executing one of your plots.
I appreciate that concern, BFN, because the US has repeatedly shown itself to be incapable of debating any tough issues. Look seriously at what was never learned from Watergate. Nixon, the criminal, was speedily given a pardon. Ford didn't even wait, like most presidents, until he was leaving office. It was a preemptive, meant to shut down any prosecutions of Nixon.
And why would that be necessary, given the oft repeated canard for and in the US that "no one is above the law"?
Fast forward to the Reagan administration. Felons galore and most of them skated. War crimes galore and they all skated. The boss of all this murder and mayhem, [Reagan] which differed from what Mafia gangs do not at all, was untouched. Even the US media gave him a compete free pass.
Your "justice" system and your constitution should most definitely implode if it doesn't have the ability to deal with these issues. Recent history [and not so recent history] tells us, sadly, that you don't have what it takes to do this in accordance with what are supposed to be CORE American principles.
Obama doesn't even mention the war crimes and the terrorist actions of the Bush gang, but even on the torture issue, what happens - another free pass for the criminals/felons.
But, let it be noted that the US justice system is ever vigilant on cracking down on those on the wrong side of the political alley, who get blow jobs while in office.
Can you be a protected U.S. citizen while being a devout practitioner of a religious sect that seeks to destroy the U.S.?
Obviously, yes. I think Engineer pointed to some good examples.
But this "seeks to destroy the US" is nonsense. If the US stopped its terrorist activities against, not just the people of the Middle East, there would be no one interested in doing anything untoward towards the US.
The US has been committing egregious acts of terrorism against Cuba for half a century. Has Cuba attacked the US? No, Cuba, as any good citizen country of the world, sought and still seeks to stop the US by using the rule of law.
Compare Cuba's actions to those of the US for the last half century, forgetting for a moment all the myriad countries the US has done the same to, and focus just on Cuba.