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The Head Of The FBI Called Domestic Extremism One Of The Main Threats To US Security

The Head Of The FBI Called Domestic Extremism One Of The Main Threats To US Security

Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) of the United States Christopher Wray believes that a serious threat to the internal security of the United States is represented by so-called domestic extremists, whose radicalization takes place on the Internet. He made the corresponding statement on Wednesday in an interview with Fox News.

In light of the fact that the greatest threat to US security "for a long time was terrorism from radical Islamists," the host asked the FBI Director what, in his opinion, is the greatest danger now. "The greatest terrorist threat here in the United States, in our country, is what we call homegrown violent extremism," ray pointed out. According to him, we are talking about extremists who often act alone, do not adhere to a single ideology, and do not spend much time preparing an attack.

"Usually they go through the process of radicalization on the Internet and strike in the least protected places-schools, shopping centers. They choose the simplest targets and use weapons that are easy to get," the FBI Director said. According to him, "tracking such terrorists and preventing their attacks is much more difficult."

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