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  1. Zugzwang
    08 Jun '07
    15 May '17 19:57

    "They Hate the US Government and They're Multiplying: The Terrifying Rise of 'Sovereign Citizens'
    While US counter-terrorism efforts remain locked on Islamist extremism,
    the growing threat from homegrown rightwing extremists is even more pressing."

    "Although the Trump administration is reportedly planning to restructure
    the Department of Homeland Security’s countering violent extremism (CVE)
    program to focus exclusively on radical Islam, a 2014 national survey of
    175 law enforcement agencies ranked sovereign citizens, not Islamic terrorists,
    as the most pressing terrorist threat. The survey ranked Islamic terrorists
    a close second, with the following top three threats all domestic in origin and sometimes
    overlapping: the militia movement, racist skinheads, and the neo-Nazi movement."

    "According to data from the Anti-Defamation League, at least 45 police officers
    have been killed by domestic extremists since 2001. Of these, 10 were killed by
    leftwing extremists, 34 by rightwing extremists, and one by homegrown Islamist extremists."

    "To the knowledge of Daryl Johnson, the former Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
    intelligence analyst, there are no longer any DHS analysts monitoring domestic terrorism full time."

    "In the meantime, renaming CVE to focus only on radical Islam will merely further
    “alienate Muslims – justify their fears, and reinforce them as well”, Johnson said."