Sofie Ghitman – FBI Warns Right-Wing Militias Are Targeting Mosques and Muslims

The transparency website Public Intelligence just obtained [3] an FBI Intelligence Bulletin warning that groups of “militia extremists” (also known as home-grown terrorists) are likely to ramp up the targeting of mosques and other gathering places for Muslims.

According to the report, many of these extremists have conducted surveillance of “diverse locations including Alaska, Arizona, Indiana, Montana, New York, North and South Carolina, Utah, and Texas,” with some groups hoping to train their members for combat with the so-called Islamic State.

These trends among “adherents of a militia ideology who seek validation of anti-government conspiracy theories,” as described by the FBI, often gain traction in the wake of acts of violence committed by Muslims, and are fueled by the inflammatory rhetoric of an established industry of hatemongerers.

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