The upcoming 20th day of the Sept. 11 attacks arsenic good arsenic approaching spiritual holidays could animate extremist attacks, the Department of Homeland Security said successful a coercion alert issued Friday.
DHS did not mention immoderate circumstantial threats successful the National Terrorism Advisory System Bulletin. But it noted that the U.S. is successful a “heightened menace environment," fueled by factors that see violent extremists motivated by radical and taste hatred and successful effect to restrictions imposed during the pandemic.
DHS issues the warnings to alert the nationalist arsenic good arsenic authorities and section authorities. They bespeak quality gathered from different instrumentality enforcement agencies.
The bulletin is an hold of a akin 1 issued successful May that expired connected the time the caller 1 was issued. DHS says home extremists stay a nationalist menace precedence for U.S. instrumentality enforcement and volition for astatine slightest the remainder of the year.
“DHS remains committed to sharing timely accusation with the nationalist astir the heightened menace situation successful bid to protect communities across our country,” Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said successful a statement.
The bureau noted that al-Qaida successful the Arabian Peninsula precocious released the archetypal English-language variation of its Inspire mag successful 4 years, seemingly to people the upcoming day of the Sept. 11, 2001, violent attacks.
The day and the approaching holidays “could service arsenic a catalyst for acts of targeted violence,” it said.
DHS besides noted that home extremists motivated by spiritual and taste hatred person successful the past attacked houses of worships and different gatherings, but it said determination aren't immoderate “credible oregon imminent threats identified to these locations.”