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FBI report says “Black Identity Extremism” is new terror threat

Samuel Maxime


WASHINGTON, D.C. ( – In August, the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) counterterrorism division published a memo calling “Black Identity Extremism” a new terror threat in America.

In the memo, it says, “the FBI assesses it is very likely Black Identity Extremist (BIE) perceptions of police brutality against African Americans spurred an increase in premeditated, retaliatory lethal violence against law enforcement and will very likely serve as justification for such violence,” reads the report, marked for official use only and obtained by Foreign Policy.

According to the FBI, “it is very likely some BIEs are influenced by a mix of anti-authoritarian, Moorish sovereign citizen ideology, and BIE ideology.”

The August 2014 shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, was the catalyst for widespread anger and violence, the FBI report says, concluding that continued “alleged” police abuses have fueled more violence.

In the wake of a violent white supremacist rally in Charlottesville and the worst mass shooting in U.S. history, carried out by a rich older white man, in Las Vegas, Black thought leaders are speaking out that the recent release of the report is part of a misdirection, “changing the narrative” play.

Red Pill spoke on the release of the report as a misdirection against what his interviewer called “the most docile, most non-retaliatory people in the world… getting shot down, dying saying I can’t breathe…” now have a terror group?

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Post source : Foreign Policy

About The Author

Samuel Maxime is a Haitian-born citizen living in the United States. He founded The Haiti Sentinel to bring Haitian issues to an English language audience.