White nationalists protest at the Charlottesville, Va., Unite the Right Rally on Aug. 12, 2017. (Rodney Dunning/Creative Commons https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/legalcode)

Internet Fueling White Supremacist Domestic Terrorism, Feds Say

The internet is fanning the flames of white supremacist domestic terrorism, a group of federal law enforcement officials told Congress on Tuesday.

Elizabeth Neumann, who heads Homeland Security’s Threat Prevention and Security Policy division, told lawmakers white supremacists are copying ideas first pioneered by international terrorists.

“Domestic terrorist movements are borrowing from the ISIS handbook, using social media to recruit, radicalize, inspire and mobilize Americans to violence,” Ms. Neumann said. “This latest evolution in terrorist’s threats occurs in relative isolation and involves a smaller window between radicalization and violent acts.

Read more at The Washington Times

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