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For the first time since it was formed after the 9/11 attacks, the Department of Homeland Security is adding white supremacist violence to its list of priority threats in a revised counterterrorism strategy issued Friday.
"The continuing menace of racially based violent extremism, particularly white supremacist extremism, is an abhorrent affront to our nation, the struggle and unity of its diverse population, and the core values of both our society and our department," said Kevin McAleenan, the acting Homeland secretary, in a speech at the Brookings Institute in Washington.
The terrorist threat to the Homeland is not restricted to violent Islamic extremist groups. We
also confront an ongoing threat posed by domestic terrorists based and operating strictly within
the United States. Often referred to as “single-issue” groups, they include white supremacist
groups, animal rights extremists, and eco-terrorist groups, among others.
originally posted by: FredT
a reply to: burdman30ott6
yeah and I'm pretty sure the FBI had them listed since the 60's. This perhaps represents a change in who is looking at them before but its nothing new.
originally posted by: Xcalibur254
a reply to: projectvxn
Bring it up with the Trump administration. They don't identify Left Wing extremism as an issue but they do view white supremacy as one.