On Thursday, a taskforce message sent by John Cohen, who leads the DHS Office of Intelligence and Analysis, said the bulletin was “transparency on the threat environment to all Americans” with guidance and resources to prevent terrorism. provides.
A similar message was also shared with state and local partners outside DHS on Friday, according to a source familiar with the notification.
In part, it warned that the convergence of violent extremist ideologies, false or misleading narratives, and conspiracy theories “will and will continue to contribute to the growing threat of violence in the United States.”
“Complaints related to these topics prompted violent extremist attacks during 2021,” it says.
“I am concerned about the presence of the Department of Homeland Security on the speech, views and opinions of American citizens,” he wrote, adding that DHS “supports particular narratives about the contentious issues that are at the heart of our national political There are conversations.”
She also wrote, “The department comes dangerously close to suggesting that publicly disagreeing with the current administration is tantamount to domestic terrorism.”,
When asked about the recent criticism during a GW panel discussion, Cohen said, “Our job is not to police thinking. Our job is to prevent acts of violence. We don’t monitor individuals because they are constitutionally protected.” protected speech.”
His remarks and the memo are an attempt to refute allegations that the bulletin had a political motive.
,[A]Anyone who suggests that this NTAS reflects a strategy to target this Administration and this Department for investigation, individuals, simply because of their political or other beliefs, have either not read the NTAS, understands this. or intentionally misrepresenting it,” he added.
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