DHS Warns of Extremist Attacks Against Jewish, LGBTQI+, Migrant Communities

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DHS Warns of Extremist Attacks Against Jewish, LGBTQI+, Migrant Communities

DHS Warns of, Extremist Attacks Against , Jewish, LGBTQI+, Migrant Communities.

DHS Warns of, Extremist Attacks Against , Jewish, LGBTQI+, Migrant Communities.

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued a National Terrorism Advisory bulletin on Nov.

30.

The DHS advisory stated that "the United States remains in a heightened threat environment.".

Lone offenders and small groups motivated by a range of ideological beliefs and/or personal grievances continue to pose a persistent and lethal threat to the Homeland, Via DHS Terrorism Advisory Bulletin.

In addition to "foreign terrorist organizations," .

... the bulletin singles out the presence of "domestic actors" online who attempt "to motivate supporters to conduct attacks in the Homeland.".

In the coming months, threat actors could exploit several upcoming events to justify or commit acts of violence, , Via DHS Terrorism Advisory Bulletin.

... including certifications related to the midterm elections, the holiday season and associated large gatherings, the marking of two years since the breach of the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021, , Via DHS Terrorism Advisory Bulletin.

... and potential sociopolitical developments connected to ideological beliefs or personal hostility.

, Via DHS Terrorism Advisory Bulletin.

The bulletin goes on to name specific groups that are likely targets for domestic extremist attacks.

Targets of potential violence include public gatherings, faith-based institutions, the LGBTQI+ community, schools, racial and religious minorities, , Via DHS Terrorism Advisory Bulletin.

... government facilities and personnel, U.S. critical infrastructure, the media and perceived ideological opponents, Via DHS Terrorism Advisory Bulletin.

Recent incidents have highlighted the enduring threat to faith-based communities, including the Jewish community, Via DHS Terrorism Advisory Bulletin.

Finally, the bulletin states that the threat level for migrants remains elevated.

Issues related to immigration and abortion have been cited by prior attackers as inspiration for violence, Via DHS Terrorism Advisory Bulletin


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