Monday, January 30, 2023

US on alert for extremist threats against racial minorities and LGBTQ+ groups

Attacks on minority groups, including for racial reasons, are a major warning against the dangers of extremist groups.According to the Department of Homeland Security’s Terrorism Alert Bulletin (DHS,

Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas acknowledged, “Our homeland continues to face an environment of ever-increasing threat … and driven by violent extremists who seek to advance a political or social objective or act on grievances.”

DHS acknowledges that the “threat environment” alert will remain “elevated” as potential attackers may act on incidents in the coming weeks.

“These goals may include rPublic gatherings, religious organizations, LGBTQI+ communities, schools, racial and religious minoritiesgovernment facilities and personnel, critical US infrastructure, media and ideological adversaries,” the report said.

The National Terrorism Advisory System (NTAS) bulletin is the seventh bulletin issued by DHS since January 2021.

“To keep Americans safe, DHS is committed to working with partners at all levels of government, in the private sector, and in local communities to equip communities with training and resources by sharing information,” Secretary Mayorkas insisted.

The report states that some Threats can be “lone attackers”Those may be motivated by religious beliefs or personal reasons.

The bulletin states, “Lonely criminals and small groups motivated by different ideological beliefs and/or personal grievances continue to pose a persistent and deadly threat to the motherland.” “The many recent attacks, conspiracies and threats of violence demonstrate the ongoing dynamic and complex nature of the threat environment in the United States. Domestic actors and foreign terrorist organizations … continue to maintain a visible presence.”

The DHS acknowledged that potential violence was “isolated” in the November midterms, but that political and ideological tensions continue.

,We are mindful of the growing political tension in the country which can contribute to mobilizing people towards violence”, it revealed. “Some home-grown violent extremists have made complaints based on the perception that the government is overstepping its constitutional authorities or failing in its duties.”

The DHS Office of Intelligence and Analysis (I&A), the FBI, and the National Counterterrorism Center continue monitoring after detecting “updated behavior of American extremist mobilizing violence,” it was delimited.

There is coordination with officials from other federal territories as well as state, local, tribal and territory governments.

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