U.S. Marine Gen. John Allen, International Security Assistance Force Commander, speaks to troops on Forward Operating Base Gamberi, Laghman province, Afghanistan, Dec. 25, 2012. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Andrew Claire Baker)

Retired Marine 4-Star Warns White Nationalist Terrorism Is a Threat Equal to ISIS

Two former U.S. officials who led the global fight against the Islamic State are warning Americans about a new threat to the homeland: homegrown white nationalist terrorism.

Retired Marine Gen. John Allen and Brett McGurk, both of whom served as special presidential envoys for the global coalition taking on ISIS, said in a Washington Post op-ed that the word “terrorism” must be used to describe the new national security threats facing the country from white supremacist groups.

“The terrorist acts may differ from Islamic State attacks in degree, but they are similar in kind: driven by hateful narratives, dehumanization, the rationalization of violence and the glorification of murder, combined with ready access to recruits and weapons of war,” they wrote Tuesday.

Read more at Military.com

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