Former DHS Assistant Secretary for Threat Prevention and Security Policy Elizabeth Neumann tells senators that accelerationists are a great concern as we see “threads of this doctrine discussed in the political mainstream.”
The United States needs to acknowledge and craft policy toward confronting the “very sobering” counterterrorism reality that “we have more terrorists today than we did on 9/11,” a former counterterrorism chief at the Department of Homeland Security told Congress.
Former DHS Assistant Secretary for Threat Prevention and Security Policy Elizabeth Neumann, who now serves as chief strategy office for the organization Moonshot, which counters online extremism, told the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee in an Aug. 5 hearing on the domestic extremist threat that the summer 2019 attacks in Gilroy, El Paso, and Dayton foreshadowed “the current spike of violence that started last summer and continues this year.”
“We have some attacks targeted at institutions including law enforcement. We have some attacks that targeted people groups, particularly those that historically have been marginalized. Others are ideologically motivated or what we would consider terrorism, and still others, we have motives that aren’t determined,” she said.
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