The Far Right Is The Greatest Terrorist Threat - Official

Well, to be honest we’ve been saying this for a while now. About time people started paying attention. Islamic Jihadist plots used to be U.S. and Europe's biggest Terrorism threat.

Now it's the Far Right, and it has been for nearly a decade. An in-depth study by the Center for Strategic and International Studies has simply confirmed it.

The threat of terrorism - particularly from the Far Right - should be a major concern for governments on both sides of the Atlantic as coronavirus restrictions continue to ease, according to multiple experts and former law enforcement officials who have experience monitoring violent extremist activity.

There are three broad types of right-wing terrorist individuals and networks in the United States: white supremacists, anti-government extremists, and incels. There are numerous differences between (and even within) these types, such as ideology, capabilities, tactics, and level of threat. Adherents also tend to blend elements from each category. But there are some commonalities.

Seth Jones, who directs the Transnational Threats Project at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, defined right-wing extremists as "sub-national or non-state entities" with "goals that could include ethnic or racial supremacy".

They can also be marked by "anger against specific policies like abortion rights and government authority", as well as hatred toward women, or they may be members of the "involuntary celibate" or "incel," movement, and went on to write ...
We see an increasing percentage of plots and attacks in the United States shifting over the past couple of years from jihadist motivations, increasingly, to far-right activity.
[The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) is a bipartisan, nonprofit policy research organization dedicated to advancing practical ideas to address the world’s greatest challenges.]