US terrorism alert warns of politically motivated violence

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Department of Homeland Security issued a National Terrorism Bulletin A warning of the ability of inciting violence from people driven by anti-government sentiment following President Joe Biden’s election on Wednesday may suggest embracing extremists of the January 6 riots in the Capitol and setting the stage for additional attacks.

The department did not cite a particular threat, but pointed to “an increased threat environment across the United States”, which it believes will “continue” since Biden took office on January 20.

“Information suggests that some ideologically motivated violent extremists may continue to object to government authority and the president’s practice of transition, as well as other alleged grievances trapped by false narratives, inciting violence or committing violence,” The bulletin said.

It did not mention any ideological or political affiliation, instead warning more broadly about “persons depressed by the practice of governmental authority and the president’s transition, as well as other alleged complaints and ideological reasons fueled by false narratives” Given.”

These individuals, DHS said, “can continue to engage a wide range of ideologically motivated actors to incite violence or commit violence.

It is not uncommon to warn local law enforcement through bulletins and advice by the federal government about the possibility of violence associated with a particular date or event, such as July 4.

But this special bulletin issued through the Department’s National Counter-Terrorism Advisory System is notable, as it effectively puts a politically charged debate on political ideology as to how to describe or describe acts inspired by political ideology and it It is suggested that this is aimed at ending violence. Elections as terrorism.

The wording of the single-page document suggests that national security officials see a connective thread amid last year’s violence, fueled by anti-government grievances, be it the COVID-19 ban, 2020 election results or the force Police use of. It details the 2019 rampage in Texas, targeting Hispanics in Mexican, as well as racially motivated acts of violence by extremists as a threat prompted by foreign terrorist organizations.

The warning comes at a stressful time after riots in the Capitol by supporters of then President Donald Trump, who were seeking to end the presidential election. The DHS also noted violent riots “in recent times”, a clear reference to the events in Portland, Oregon linked to chaos groups.

This warning was issued by Acting Home Security Secretary David Pecoske. Biden’s candidate for the cabinet post, Alejandro Mayorkas, has not been confirmed by the Senate.


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