Homeland Security issues domestic terrorism alert

DHS said it had seen praise for the Club Q attack on extremist forums.

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued an alert on the chance of domestic terrorism on Wednesday, Nov. 30.

In their bulletin, Homeland Security said that targets included public gatherings, faith-based institutions, the LGBTQ community, schools, racial and religious minorities, government facilities and personnel, U.S. critical infrastructure, the media, and perceived ideological opponents.

The department said that after the attack on Club Q in Colorado Springs, it had observed actors on forums known to post racially or ethnically motivated violent extremist content praising the alleged attacker. Similarly, some domestic violent extremists in the United States praised an October 2022 shooting at a LGBTQ bar in Slovakia and encouraged additional violence. 

Homeland security also cited the upswing in attacks on the Jewish community nationally and recent bouts of political violence, such as the attack on Paul Pelosi.

DHS said that it was working with local and national agencies to share information prevent any actions.

It called on the public to be prepared and alert the authorities if they see something suspicious.

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