FBI and DHS Warned of Growing Threat From White Supremacists Months Ago

Bruno Cirelli
Августа 15, 2017

The FBI and Department of Homeland Security warned of growing threats from individuals involved with the white supremacists movement months ago, Foreign Policy reported Monday.

Throughout his campaign and presidency, Donald Trump has been reluctant to criticize domestic terrorism and hate groups operating within the United States.

The intelligence bulletin makes clear that white supremacists "were responsible for 49 homicides in 26 attacks from 2000 to 2016 ... more than any other domestic extremist movement".

The report comes two days after a "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville, Va.

The report details several attacks by white supremacists that took place over the previous year, including one in which an extremist allegedly stabbed a black man for kissing a white woman in Olympia, Washington, and one in which a black man was murdered by a white supremacist in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

In a May intelligence bulletin published by Foreign Policy magazine on Monday, DHS and the Federal Bureau of Investigation pointed out that attacks by white supremacists on US soil far outnumbered every other type of terrorist threat.

Following the violence in Charlottesville over the weekend, some officials signaled a move toward recognizing white supremacists for the threat they pose to Americans and encouraging law enforcement agencies to fight harder against them.

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