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The Kansas City Star
Judy L. Thomas
The federal charges against a Missouri man for allegedly aiding in what he thought was an Islamic State terror plot are a sign of the government’s stepped-up focus on Islamist extremism, terrorism experts said Tuesday. But some said that strategy is resulting in less scrutiny of another source of terrorism that is just as serious a threat: violent domestic extremists. (read more...)
Homeland Security Today.us
Anthony Kimery, Editor-in-Chief
News article indicating a "direct and specific threat” was made against the First Baptist Dallas church in the latest issue of ISIS's online magazine, Rumiyah. (read more...)
FBI Web Site
The following FBI story documents sovereign citizens, antigovernment extremists who believe that even though they physically reside in this country, they are separate or “sovereign” from the United States. As such, they believe they do not have to answer to any government authority, including courts, taxing entities, motor vehicle departments, or law enforcement. (read more...)
SLATT
D. Douglas Bodrero
The role of state and local law enforcement in a post-September 11 environment is examined in this document. (read more...)
SLATT
Douglas Bodrero
Negotiations with criminal suspects have proven increasingly effective, but when the suspect is an adherent to a group or organization whose beliefs are outside of the mainstream, should law enforcement’s methods change? This paper presents the suggestions from a focus group consisting of experienced negotiators, negotiation commanders, investigators, and others involved in investigating extremist behavior. (read more...)
FBI Web Site
Part of a series focusing on domestic terror, this article introduces the militia extremism threat existing in the United States. (read more...)
SLATT
William Dyson
The following document was written to provide information regarding so-called special-interest or single-issue terrorism—the use of extreme force and violence for the purpose of coercing a government and/or population to modify its behavior with respect to a specific area of concern. (read more...)
FBI Web Site
Lone offenders—single individuals driven to hateful attacks based on a particular set of beliefs without a larger group’s knowledge or support—are the focus of this article, which is part of a series focusing on domestic terror. (read more...)

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