Department of Homeland Security strategy adds white supremacy to list of threats

By Pete Williams

For the first time since it was formed after the 9/11 attacks, the Department of Homeland Security is adding white supremacist violence to its list of priority threats in a revised counterterrorism strategy issued Friday.

“The continuing menace of racially based violent extremism, particularly white supremacist extremism, is an abhorrent affront to our nation, the struggle and unity of its diverse population, and the core values of both our society and our department,” said Kevin McAleenan, the acting Homeland secretary, in a speech at the Brookings Institute in Washington.

In recent years according to the FBI, domestic terrorists have killed more people in the U.S. than foreign terrorists

DHS will work to get rid of websites that promote “radical hate”.

From NBC News.

Vice has a good article on the subject.

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