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DHS Secretary: America’s Right Wing Extremists As Dangerous As Terrorists

The head of the Homeland Security Department believes Americans should fear their own country’s radical right as much as they do terrorists from overseas, the Daily Caller reported.

According to the website, the minutes from January’s meeting of the Homeland Security Advisory Council state that Austin Police Chief Art Acebedo “reminded the council that the threat from right-wing extremists domestically is just as real as the threat from Islamic extremism.”

The minutes reveal that “Secretary (Jeh) Johnson agreed and noted that CVE (the Subcommittee on Combating Violent Extremism), by definition, is not solely focused on one religion.” Council member Paul Goldenberg, CEO of Cardinal Point Strategies, cited “the importance of online sites in right-wing extremist communities, not only in America but worldwide,” the records show.

The subcommittee published a report last week, advising against the use of terms like “sharia” and “jihad.” Adnan Kifayat, who co-chairs the subcommittee, “emphasized that the report will be respectful of the communities it seeks to engage with, and will take into account those communities specific needs,” according to the minutes from the January meeting.

The Daily Caller recently reported that council member Laila Alawa, an immigrant from Syria, “has consistently disparaged America, free speech and white people on social media.” The woman’s website describes her as “the CEO and founder of The Tempest, a leading media company by diverse millennial women, for the world.”

Source: Daily Caller
Photo: Progressives Today

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