Countering Violent Extremism in the United States

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The U.S. has been fighting a global network of violent Islamic extremist organizations like ISIS and Al-Qaeda for close to 20 years, but as the U.S. continues to experience mass shootings at home – 17 so far in 2019 – the question of how to address the threat has become a pressing, and politically divisive issue.    

According to FBI Director Christopher Wray, since 9/11, more Americans have died in domestic terrorist attacks than in international attacks.   The Bureau says it has made close to 100 domestic terrorism arrests in 2019, many of them involving white supremacy

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