Satanists, the new target of US intelligence agencies

According to a report, US intelligence agencies are heavily focused on domestic extremism, and their latest target is “Satanists.”

In recent years, US intelligence and law enforcement communities have identified internal threats to ideologies and movements ranging from the Bogallo movement to conspiracy theorists, according to Yahoo News. But an internal US government report obtained by Yahoo News shows that a vague evil cult has been added to the list of threats.

A special analytical report compiled by the National Counterterrorism Center, AFBI, and the Department of Homeland Security focuses on a neo-Nazi-influenced evil group called the Order of Nine Angles, which the intelligence community believes This current permeates white supremacists. “This is a predominantly decentralized group that advocates a violent extremist interpretation of satanism,” the document said.

The group, which originated in Britain, came to prominence earlier this year when an army soldier named Ethan Melzer was accused of plotting violently against his unit. Melzer reportedly shared details of his unit with the group.

But the growing desire of the American intelligence community to label racist groups as terrorist threats has been seen by some critics as a dangerous expansion by the American intelligence community that was allowed to pursue foreign terrorists after 9/11.

“This is as problematic as many of these so-called intelligence reports,” said Mike German, a former FBI agent who reviewed the report. The report identifies some vague ideologies, defines them very poorly, emphasizes that they have causal effects on violence but does not say so, gives very few examples, and in fact offers suggestions to law enforcement officers who receive them. he does not give.

“Do six people believe this and commit a crime, or do six million people believe it?” He said.

In recent months, the National Counterterrorism Center, established primarily to help coordinate intelligence in the field of international terrorism, has expanded its role to share information on domestic terrorists, such as militias with no ties to foreign groups. The former director of the agency considered such an expansion within his sphere of authority, but some observers questioned the move.

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