The United States called racial extremism the main domestic threat to the country in 2021

According to Attorney General Merrick Garland, the main danger comes from those who advocate for white supremacy.

Racially and ethnically motivated extremism poses a major domestic threat to the United States in 2021. The Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the country Merrick Garland at a hearing in the Committee on Budget Appropriations of the US Senate stated this on Wednesday. The broadcast was conducted on the committee’s website.

“Domestic violent extremism poses an increased threat [to the US] in 2021,” he said. According to the Attorney General, “the main threat comes from racially and ethnically motivated extremists, especially those who advocate for white supremacy.” The Attorney General also recalled the most high-profile crimes committed by supporters of the idea of white supremacy in recent years, in particular, the attacks on parishioners of a synagogue in Pittsburgh and an African-American church in Charleston, which killed 20 people. The Minister of Justice also called anti-state violent extremism one of the main internal threats. Garland stressed that combating these phenomena “requires an unprecedented level of cooperation between all security services and the government.”

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