Tag: Domestic

19 years after 9/11, Americans continue to fear foreign extremists and underplay the dangers of domestic terrorism

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Focusing on national counterterrorism efforts against both Islamist extremism and far-right extremism acknowledges that there are differences between these two violent movements. Focusing solely on one, while ignoring the other, will increase the risk of domestic terrorism and future acts of violence.

19 years after 9/11, Americans continue to fear foreign extremists and underplay the dangers of domestic terrorism

The Threat Within

The Threat Within

Violent Far-Right Extremists Are Rarely Prosecuted as Terrorists

Trevor Aaronson
Since 9/11 federal prosecutors have applied anti-terrorism laws against 34 right-wing extremists compared to more than 500 international terrorism defendants.

The Domestic Terrorism Law the Justice Department Forgot

Trevor Aaronson
The U.S. has a powerful anti-terrorism law — but it’s only been used once against a far-right extremist since 9/11.

How a Movement That Never Killed Anyone Became the FBI’s No. 1 Domestic Terrorism Threat

Alleen Brown
Behind the scenes, corporate lobbying laid the groundwork for the Justice Department’s aggressive pursuit of so-called eco-terrorists.

The Strange Tale of the FBI’s Fictional “Black Identity Extremism” Movement

Alice Speri
The only connection between the men referenced in the FBI’s “black identity extremism” report, besides their race, is a thread of anger at police violence.

How Individual States Have Criminalized Terrorism

Margot Williams, and Trevor Aaronson
Thirty-four states and the District of Columbia have their own anti-terrorism laws.

Australian military involvement in the middle east is all about politics at home

Bombs over Raqqa

Australian military involvement in the middle east is all about politics at home
From the fastnesses of the island of Mer in the Torres Strait, Tony Abbott assures us that he will carefully consider the American request for Australia to extend its bombing raids from Iraq to Syria “in the next week or so”. Who does he think he is kidding? The decision has already been done and dusted – in fact, was probably preempted months ago.