DHS Issues New Terrorism Threat Alert Ahead of 9/11 Anniversary

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on Friday issued a new national terrorism bulletin warning of the “heightened threat environment” across the United States as the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks approaches. The U.S. homeland continues to face “diverse and challenging” threats, according to the DHS. Those threats include domestic terrorist activities by individuals or groups engaged in “grievance-based violence,” and those motivated by foreign terrorists and other malign foreign influences. Both domestic and foreign threat actors are increasingly using the internet to spread their violent extremist narratives and promote violent activities, the bulletin warned. “Foreign and domestic threat actors, to include foreign intelligence services, international terrorist groups and domestic violent extremists (DVE), continue to introduce, amplify, and disseminate narratives online that promote violence,” the DHS said, noting that their potential targets include elected officials, political representatives, government facilities, law enforcement, religious communities, and “perceived ideologically-opposed individuals.” “There …Read More

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