(TargetLiberty.org) – Politically-motivated violence is perhaps one of the most severe threats to everyone’s liberties across the world. Who is to judge whether you deserve to live based on your ideology? According to political extremists, THEY are the sole arbiters and judges.
The FBI has always been on the lookout for threats against America both abroad and at home. After much deliberation, the FBI has now put certain far-right extremist groups on the same threat level as ISIS.
‘The FBI now appears to treat white supremacist violence and domestic extremists motivated by foreign terror groups like Isis and al-Qaeda as similarly organised threats’ https://t.co/lFpmYjVZ1c
— Borzou Daragahi 🖊🗒 (@borzou) February 7, 2020
According to various studies, including ones from the Washington Post, Anti Defamation League (ADL), and the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), right-wing extremist violence is on the rise — both in frequency and severity. These include militia groups and sovereign citizens who consistently plot attacks against government, political, and religious targets.
Putting white nationalist groups on the same threat level as ISIS means the FBI should be allocating similar resources to combating these groups as it does with ISIS.
FBI Director Christopher Wray elaborated on the steps taken that led to the reclassification of these extremist groups. He also said, “We’re particularly focused on domestic terrorism, especially racially or ethnically motivated violent extremists. Not only is the terror threat diverse, it’s unrelenting.”
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