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Experts Discuss Ways to Counter Domestic Extremism in US

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Voice of America

Experts Discuss Ways to Counter Domestic Extremism in US

By Sirwan Kajjo

WASHINGTON - Recent attacks in the United States, including in a Walmart store on El Paso, Texas and a synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania have raised concerns over the growing threat from domestic extremist groups.

U.S. law enforcement officials and experts now are discussing ways to help counter such groups, using similar to steps the U.S. government took when it expanded its fight against foreign terrorist organizations following the September 11, 2001 attacks.

It was during last month’s mass shooting in El Paso that the term domestic terrorism created some confusion.

That's because the attack, which killed 22 people, was treated by federal law enforcement officials as a case of domestic terrorism.

Read more:  https://www.voanews.com/usa/experts-discuss-ways-counter-domestic-extremism-us