• Donald V. Watkins

Domestic Terrorism in 2018

By Donald V. Watkins

©Copyrighted and Published on August 10, 2019


On April 15, 2019, the New Jersey Department of Homeland Security and Preparedness (NJOHSP) released an analysis of domestic terrorism in the United States for 2018. This information was shared with federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies across the country.


There were 32 domestic terrorist attacks, disrupted plots, threats of violence, and weapons stockpiling by individuals with a radical political or social agenda who lack direction or influence from foreign terrorist organizations in 2018. NJOHSP defines domestic terrorism as violence committed by individuals or groups—including anti-government, race-based, religious, and single-issue extremist ideologies—associated primarily with US-based movements.


As expected, white supremacists were responsible for all race-based domestic terrorism incidents in 2018. They account for 25 of the 46 individuals involved in 32 different domestic terrorism incidents.


Check out the analysis. It is extremely disturbing, especially in light of last week's targeting and execution of 22 Mexicans and Hispanic-Americans in El Paso, Texas by a white supremacist.


PHOTO: The New Jersey Department of Homeland Security and Preparedness's analysis of domestic terrorism in the United States for 2018. The analysis was released to federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies on April 15, 2019. As expected, white supremacists were responsible for all race-based domestic terrorism incidents in 2018.


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