‘White Supremacy’ – the military warned of extremism in the US
WASHINGTON – US Department of Homeland Security officials are concerned about a possible escalation of activities in the country by extremist groups inspired by the Taliban’s occupation of Afghanistan, BulgarianMilitary.com has learned, quoting CNN.
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According to the channel, the head of intelligence and analysis of the US Department of Homeland Security John Cohen in a telephone conversation with law enforcement officials said that supporters of the theory of “white supremacy” and other extremist groups “believe that the Taliban’s activities are successful.”
He said they were discussing the possibility of an influx of Afghan refugees or other immigrants into the United States threatening the situation of white Americans.
“There are fears that these stories could provoke violence against immigrant communities, certain religious communities, or even those who reside in the United States,” Cohen was quoted as saying by CNN.
Earlier, the American company SITE Intelligence Group, which monitors the information activity of extremists, said that the seizure of power by the Taliban in Afghanistan “activates far-right extremist communities, whether due to their desire to imitate the Taliban or increasingly aggressive rhetoric for “raids” by displaced Afghans.
The rapid conquest of Afghanistan by the Taliban has led US and coalition forces to remove thousands of US citizens and Afghan allies from the country.
State Department spokesman Ned Price said during the briefing that about 124,000 people had been shipped to the United States and third countries.
“From August 17 to midnight on August 31, 31,107 people arrived in the United States as part of this operation. (…) About 14% or 4 thousand 446 people are US citizens; about 9% or 2,785 people hold a permanent residence permit and the remaining 77% – 23,876 Afghans.”
He noted that the United States will continue to try to help those who are still trying to evacuate, with the main priority being 100-200 Americans left in Afghanistan.
In July-August, Taliban fighters took over almost all the country’s provinces one by one, and on August 15 entered the capital, Kabul. Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, as well as many government officials and politicians, have left the country.
On August 31, US President Joe Biden officially declared the end of the 20-year war between the United States and its NATO allies in Afghanistan.
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