Homeland Security Says Americans Upset by ‘Public Health Safety Measures’ Could Be Terror Threats
In advance of the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has issued new guidance to local police departments warning that, among other things, opposition to pandemic-related lockdown policies could constitute a “terror threat.”
Conspiracy theories regarding the 2020 presidential election—including one that falsely claimed former President Donald Trump would unconstitutionally be reinstated to office in mid-August—are also considered potential threats. That’s despite the fact that, as NBC News reports, the new advisory is “not based on any actual threats or plots” but was spurred by a “rise in anti-government rhetoric” connected to mask and vaccine mandates.
the War on Terror has been turned inward on the American people pic.twitter.com/FyAFzbcYOO
— ludwig von yeezus ⁹ (@neoconremover) August 14, 2021
The actual two-page bulletin contains less inflammatory language than NBC’s interpretation of it. Still, it warns that threats “posed by domestic terrorists, individuals, and groups engaged in grievance-based violence” could be “exacerbated by impacts of the ongoing global pandemic, including grievances over public health safety measures and perceived government restrictions.” The document also warns that reopening schools, churches, and other places where people gather could “provide increased targets of opportunity for violence though there are cur
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