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How does the Dept. of Homeland Security define this new face of terrorism to intelligence agencies, law enforcement and DHS employees?
With the aid of DHS funding to the tune of $12 million dollars, the Dept. of Homeland Security launched the ‘The National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism at the University of Maryland.
In its initial 2011 study titled Profiles of Perpetrators of Terrorism, the following characteristics are used to identify terrorists.
- Americans who believe their “way of life” is under attack;
- Americans who are “fiercely nationalistic (as opposed to universal and international in orientation)”;
- People who consider themselves “anti-global” (presumably those who are wary of the loss of American sovereignty);
- Americans who are “suspicious of centralized federal authority”;
- Americans who are “reverent of individual liberty”;
- People who “believe in conspiracy theories that involve grave threat to national sovereignty and/or personal liberty.”
Their recent study titled Hot Spots of Terrorism and Other Crimes in the United States, 1970-2008, restates the characteristics of a terrorists from their first report and focuses on Americans who hold beliefs shared by the vast majority of conservatives and libertarians and puts them in the context of radical extremism.
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