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DHS admits white-supremacy terror threat over 4th of July is non-specific after ‘monitoring online chatter’

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A Department of Homeland Security bulletin is alarmingly warning Americans that there is a non-specific potential domestic terrorist threat from white supremacists over Independence Day weekend that could include mass shootings.

Although DHS could not cite any specific plot, they contend that the warning is being raised due to online chatter. According to ABC News, the National Terrorism Alert System (NTAS) Bulletin warns that “violent extremists might seek to exploit easing COVID-19 restrictions, increased access to mass gatherings, and possible changes in levels of violence during the summer months to conduct attacks against a range of potential targets with little or no warning.”

In an over-the-top declaration, the DHS is once again ringing alarm bells on domestic terrorism: “In recent weeks, domestic violent extremists (DVEs) motivated by various violent ideologies have continued to advocate violence and plan attacks,” the bulletin claims. “As of 16 June, racially or ethnically motivated violent extremist-white supremacists (RMVE-WSs) were sharing downloadable links to a publication discussing targeting mass gatherings, critical infrastructure, and law enforcement officers.” They reportedly issued a similar bulletin two weeks ago.

“In a sense, we have the perfect storm,” a senior law enforcement official proclaimed in an attempt to strike fear into the hearts of Americans over Independence Day celebrations. “It’s a very volatile moment and it’s about to be a more target-rich environment.” While calling for everyone to not panic over the alert, the agency instead attempted to instill a level of paranoia and urged people to tap law enforcement if they see anything suspicious.

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“Sociopolitical factors that possibly contributed to violent acts in 2020, including social isolation and other pandemic-related stressors and divisive political climates, continue to exist,” the document contends. It was disseminated to 18,000 law enforcement agencies on Monday.

“You’re going to have more people out. You’re going to have more people in public places. And you increase the opportunities for individuals or groups of individuals who are interested in conducting attacks,” a senior DHS official informed CNN.

Trying to simultaneously blame the pandemic, former President Trump, his followers, and white extremists for the perceived threat, officials also attempted to ratchet up fear over “the recent rise in mass shootings nationwide.” Their fear of guns purportedly “increases our concern for violence, particularly in advance of upcoming holiday celebrations and anniversaries associated with high-profile extremist attacks.” DHS and Democrats seem to now be labeling mass shootings as domestic terrorism but only in selective cases.

“We’ve seen the number of active shooters across the country, we’ve seen other discussions of attacks, we saw what happened at the Capitol,” noted NYPD’s Deputy Commissioner of Intelligence and Counterterrorism John Miller to PIX11 News.

“The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is focused on the nexus between violence, and extremist ideologies,” DHS intoned in a statement attempting to convey deep concern. “DHS is enhancing its ability to prevent acts of domestic terrorism inspired by disinformation, conspiracy theories, and false narratives spread through social media and other online platforms. DHS is committed to sharing information with our partners to ensure the safety and security of all communities across the country. We encourage the public to remain vigilant and to report any suspicious activity to local and state law enforcement, and the FBI.”

On June 15, the federal government issued the first-ever National Domestic Terrorism Strategy via the Biden administration. It assessed that the two most lethal elements of domestic terrorism are “racially or ethnically motivated violent extremists who advocate for the superiority of the white race” and “anti-government or anti-authority violent extremists, such as militia violent extremists.”

“The U.S. Government will also work to find ways to counter polarization often fueled by disinformation, misinformation, and dangerous conspiracy theories online, supporting an environment that fosters healthy democratic discourse,” officials declared.

More than 30 states are rolling back nearly all of their COVID-19 restrictions. Large gatherings are expected across the nation to celebrate Independence Day over the 4th of July weekend.

Conservatives on Twitter sounded off over the DHS warning:

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