Last week the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released a threat assessment. One of the major components of that assessment was a review of the terrorist threat to the United States. That included a heavy focus on what DHS calls Domestic Violent Extremists or DVE’s. The report concluded that the primary DVE threat comes from white supremacist groups.
That conclusion may surprise the average American who has watched for the past six months as cities have been burned, police precincts sacked and law enforcement officials targeted for assassination by openly Marxist groups calling for the “abolition” of the United States of America. Even more surprising than the conclusion, however, might be the complete lack of supporting statistics other than a single graph, which carries the following “qualifying“ notation.
“This chart depicts DVE and homegrown violent extremists (HVEs) attacks in the US since 2018 that posed a threat to life, based on DHS data. 2019 was the most lethal year for domestic violent extremism in the United States since the Oklahoma City bombing in 1995. We are still evaluating data for incidents occurring in 2020.”
This article was originally written by Charles “Sam” Faddis and published at ANDMagazine.com, it is republished with permission.