by Joe Wright, Activist Post:
“Americans motivated by anti-government views and racist ideologies” will be the focus of a new Department of Justice position, John Carlin told a George Washington University crowd today.
The Associated Press reports:
The Justice Department is creating a new position to coordinate investigations into violent homegrown extremism, a department official said Wednesday.
Assistant Attorney General John Carlin, head of the department’s national security division, said that while the international terror threat occupies the public attention, federal officials remain just as concerned about the prospect of violence from Americans motivated by anti-government views and racist ideologies.
“We need to make sure we have the mechanisms in place so that we can continue to remain just as focused on the domestic terrorism threat while addressing the international terrorism threat,” Carlin said in a question-and-answer session after a George Washington University speech.
The new “Domestic Terrorism Council” will work with US attorneys nationwide “to identify trends that can be used to help shape a national strategy.”
At the time, Attorney General Eric Holder cited the KKK as if trying to make them relevant again, and he also pointed to “self-radicalized individuals via the Internet” and “plans by lone wolf-style actors” like the shootings at Fort Hood, Texas, and the Boston Marathon bombings to demonstrate the danger of homegrown extremism.
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