"Not only is the terror threat diverse, it's unrelenting."
–FBI director Chris Wray.
The FBI has elevated the risk from neo-Nazis in America to the same level with which it regards ISIS.
Violent racist extremism is now a "national threat priority," FBI Director Christopher Wray said in a hearing before the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday.
Excerpt from Vice News:
[Wray] outlined several concrete steps the agency had taken to combat violent far-right extremists, explaining that the "national threat priority" designation puts those groups or individuals on the same footing as ISIS" in terms of the resources the FBI will devote to it.
"We're particularly focused on domestic terrorism, especially racially or ethnically motivated violent extremists," said Wray. "Not only is the terror threat diverse, it's unrelenting."
Wray's announcement comes just two weeks after FBI agents arrested eight members of the violent neo-Nazi group The Base, three of whom were allegedly discussing firing into the crowd during the large pro-gun rally in Virginia last month. In recent months, the FBI also foiled two synagogue bombings, Wray said.
The FBI Just Put White Nationalists and Neo-Nazis on the Same Threat Level as ISIS, reporting by Tess Owen
[via Derek Mead]