US Department of Homeland Security will study extremism in its ranks

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The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) began assessing the risks of extremist attitudes and attitudes among its employees on Monday, April 26, in a circulated written statement by the head of the department, Alejandro Mallorcas.

“Internal extremism is the deadliest terrorism-related threat to our country today. As we work to ensure the security of our country, we must be vigilant in our efforts to identify and suppress internal extremism, both in society at large and in our own organization. Acts of hatred and extremism are unacceptable in our ministry, ”TASS quotes Mallorcas.

The department said that Mallorcas “announced an internal audit to eliminate the threat of internal extremism.” For example, a group of high-level officials “will immediately begin a comprehensive review within the IEP on how best to identify and prevent threats posed by internal extremism.”

Earlier, US President Joe Biden noted that white supremacists are dangerous to society. Their activity poses the greatest terrorist threat on the national territory, he added. The American leader instructed his administration to step up the fight against domestic extremism and conduct a comprehensive assessment of the risks posed by this phenomenon in connection with the unrest that took place in the US Congress earlier this year.

On January 6, riots broke out in Washington during the approval of the results of the presidential election in Congress. Legislators have interrupted debate after Trump supporters stormed the Capitol. There were clashes with the police, during which dozens of people were injured on both sides. The police had to use tear gas and stun grenades. Five people were killed in the riots, including what was believed to be police officer Siknik.