Most Dangerous Racist “Extremists”: US Intelligence Report | Donald Trump News
A report by the FBI, CIA and others considers racially motivated violence the deadliest threat to American civilians.
A joint report from several branches of the US intelligence community concludes “that racially or ethnically motivated violent extremists” are “most likely to carry out massively casualty attacks” against civilians.
Along with racially motivated violence, militia violence “presents the most deadly [domestic violent extremism] threat ”to“ law enforcement and government personnel and facilities ”.
The report, declassified on Tuesday, was produced “in consultation with the Attorney General and Secretary of Homeland Security,” the National Counterterrorism Center, the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security. The CIA and the Defense Intelligence Agency have contributed.
The report defines “racially motivated extremists” as those with “ideological prejudices, often related to race or ethnicity”.
“Militia extremists” are those who “take overt steps to violently resist or facilitate the overthrow of the US government” because they believe it is “deliberately” taking steps to establish a “totalitarian regime.”
Those referred to by the intelligence community as “militia extremists” often oppose federal and state laws and regulations, particularly with regard to the possession of firearms.
The declassified report follows the January 6 riot at the United States Capitol, an attempt by far-right groups to prevent a joint session of Congress from certifying President Joe Biden’s electoral victory.
The riot was reportedly led by members of far-right groups like the Proud Boys, who present themselves as “Western chauvinists”. The leader of the Proud Boys, Henry “Enrique” Tarrio, is of Afro-Cuban origin, but most of the members are white.
The alleged members of the Oath Keepers and Three Percenters, two of the most leading militias in the United States, were also charged in connection with the riot.
Five people died after the riot, including a United States Capitol Police officer.
The Biden administration has vowed to take action to address white nationalist violence, which developed under the previous administration.
Bias-motivated murders hit an all-time high in 2019, with 51 deaths, according to FBI statistics.
Nearly half of the deaths are due to a shooting at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas, which aimed to target Latinos.
The alleged attacker, Patrick Wood Crusius, issued a hate manifesto before the shooting, authorities said.
Biden ordered a review violent domestic groups in January.
White House press secretary Jen Psaki said at the time that the administration wanted “factual analysis, upon which we can shape policy.”
The militias, which are generally not motivated by racial prejudice, have gained notoriety in recent years.
Experts noted after the January 6 riot that while militias were historically anti-government, Trump’s gun control policies and sweeping immigration stance made armed groups more likely to support him.
The report concluded that “the intensification of support from individuals in the United States or abroad, the growing perceptions of government overreach related to legal or political changes and disruptions, and the high-profile attacks provoking consecutive attacks ”could lead to an increased threat of violence. 2021 and beyond.