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Al-Qaeda Now Believes Growth of Left & Right Extremism are America’s “doom”

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Islamist & Anti-Muslim Extremism

Al-Qaeda: Alt-Left & Alt-Right Extremism in U.S. Will Bring Us Victory

  • new video from Al-Qaeda’s media wing shows the group now believes that the growth in Alt-Left and Alt-Right extremism in America is what will ultimately make the jihadists victorious. Al-Qaeda states that “it shall be a civil war that marks its [the U.S.] ultimate doom.”
  • Clarion Project’s Ryan Mauro forecasted this trend in a 2019 video about the “War of the Extremes.” 
  • A recent pollfound that secessionist sentiment in America is growing, with 48 percent of Democrats on the West Coast and 66 percent of Republicans in the South favoring seceding from the U.S. 

Latest Islamist Extremism Developments

  • Amid controversy over Ben & Jerry’s declaration that it will no longer sell its ice cream in “Occupied Palestinian Territory,” it’s been learned that the chairwoman of the company’s board founded an organization that defended the Hamas and Hezbollah terrorist groups. 
  • new poll found that only 52 percent of Jewish voters in America totally disagree with the claim that Israel is an apartheid state. About 25 percent agreed with the claim and 22 percent were unsure.
  • An investigation into the Islamic Food and Nutrition Council found that the organization is funding Islamist extremist mosques and organizations around the U.S. In 2019, IFNC reported receiving over $25 million in donations and holding assets worth nearly $70 million.

Latest Anti-Muslim Extremism Developments

  • The NYPD now believes that the anti-Muslim bigot who committed two attacks on Muslims in Queens is also responsible for a third attack that happened last week. In the latest incident, a Muslim woman was harassed by a man who was saying anti-Muslim slurs while carrying a knife. 

Alt-Right & Alt-Left Extremism

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Latest Alt-Left Developments

  • In Portland, Ore., a pro-Antifa rioter who threw a Molotov cocktail at police and lit a police station on fire has been convicted of five felonies and sentenced to 48 months in prison. 
  • After a police officer was shot and killed in Vancouver, Wash., Antifa supporters online cheered. One apparent Muslim celebrated with Islamic terminology. 
  • In Akron, Ohio, charges against the spokesman of Serve the People Akron for telecommunications harassment of a police officer were dropped but may return. The defendant, who also made pro-Antifa posts, accused a cop of belonging to the Three Percenters militia group based on a tattoo on his arm, and publicly posted his name and pictures of his family. The police department denies that the officer is linked to the militia. 

Latest Alt-Right Developments

  • In Ohio, a chilling plot by an Incel extremist to massacre women at a university was foiled. The extremist was charged with one count of illegal possession of a firearm and one count of attempting to commit a hate crime.
  • In California, the white supremacist terrorist who committed a mass shooting at a synagogue at Chabad of Poway in 2019 pled guilty. He killed one person and injured three.
  • A white supremacist and Proud Boys leader in Kansas is running for the school board. Although he denies being a white supremacist, leaked chats contradict his denial. 
  • The U.S. Air Force has finally kicked out a white supremacist who was publicly identified three months ago. The extremist was a member of Identity Evropa, an associate of neo-Nazis and co-hosted a white supremacist podcast where said homosexuals should be targeted “after we go after the Jews.” His easily found record raises serious doubts about the U.S. military’s vetting of recruits.
  • In New Hampshire, a neo-Nazi pled guilty to possession of child pornography.
  • In Georgia, a Sovereign Citizen was arrested for child cruelty.
  • The defense team for extremist militia members who plotted to kidnap Michigan Governor Whitmer is predictably accusing the FBI of entrapment. Former federal prosecutor Andrew McCarthy, who prosecuted the “Blind Sheikh” behind the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, explained the confusion around the claims of entrapment. 
  • In Idaho, it was discovered that the Lieutenant-Governor’s office has paid almost $27,000 since 2019 to political operative Parrish Miller for “professional services.” A review of Miller’s social media discovered repeated calls for violence against law enforcement and revolting against the government.
  • In Miami, Proud Boys leader Enrique Tarrio pled guilty to burning a Black Lives Matter banner that was stolen from a church in Washington D.C. and one count of attempted possession of a large-capacity ammunition device.
  • In Auburn, Mass., a group called Super Fun Happy America held an event to honor the “heroes of Jan. 6” who took part in the Capitol riot. The group’s vice president and at least one other member are facing charges for their participation in the attack. 
  • A Drug Enforcement Agency agent from California was arrested for his involvement in the Jan. 6 riot. 
  • In New York, a man who threatened a federal judge overseeing General Michael Flynn’s case was sentenced to 18 months in prison. He also threatened to start “cutting down” the judge’s staff.
  • In Haverhill, Mass., a white supremacist was arrested for assault with a dangerous weapon, property damage to intimidate, defacing property and threat to injure at a church. 

Hostile Foreign Influence Operations

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Senators Introduce Legislation to Tackle Covert Cash to Universities

  • Senator Tom Cotton (R-AR) has introduced new legislation, the Foreign Funding Accountability Act of 2021, to force universities and colleges to disclose any foreign funding above $25,000 (the current requirement is $250,000), disclose the full names of the foreign source of funding and disclose the specific purpose of the donation.
  • The proposed legislation comes after Clarion Project released its Covert Cash documentary and multiple exposes about the foreign funding of campuses. See the foreign funding to your local college or university here. 
  • The bill currently has three additional co-sponsors: Republican Senators Tim Scott, Marsha Blackburn and Bill Haggerty. It is being considered by the Senate Finance Committee.

Other Hostile Foreign Influence Ops Developments

  • Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA), a member of the House Intelligence Committee, met with the terrorism-linked Qatar Foundation twice over the past year regarding Qatari investment in his district. The U.S.-Qatar Business Council spent $19,000 on sponsoring Swalwell and his wife’s travel. Also on the trip was Rep. Gallego (D-AZ), Rep. McClain (R-MI), Rep. Correa (D-CA) and Rep. Jacobs (D-CA).
  • The chairman of former President Trump’s inaugural fund, Tom Barrack, was arrested for covertly acting as an agent of influence for the United Arab Emirates. The UAE has spent over $100 million on influence operations in the U.S. since 2016. Saudi Arabia, which is financially linked to one of Barrack’s co-defendants, has spent over $112 million. 
  • The Chinese telecommunications company Huawei has hired Democratic lobbyist Tony Podesta. In addition to being viewed as an espionage threat, the Justice Department has accused Huawei of illegally assisting Iran with technology to suppress dissent and of trying to do business with North Korea. Podesta previously lobbied for another entity linked to China’s Communist Party. 
  • An expose revealed that there is a “shadow industry” of online disinformation operations linked to Russia, China and other governments around the world. Researchers identified 65 companies around the world that were hired to influence opinion with disinformation by manipulating social media.

Other Ideological Extremism

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Unmarked Graves of Indigineous Children Spark Flurry of Canadian Church Burnings 

  • In Canada, 54 churches have been burned or vandalized over the past two months. The wave of violence was sparked by the discovery of unmarked graves near a residential school that contained the remains of 215 Native American children. Additional graves were subsequently discovered.

Sovereign Citizens Seize Million-Dollar Home

  • In Baltimore, Md., five extremists with Sovereign Citizen-like beliefs entered a mansion that was up for sale and declared ownership as a “sovereign acquisition” and refused to leave. One perpetrator is a convicted sex offender with previous arrests for burglary and illegal possession of weapons. Public reporting has not stated whether they are connected to the Moorish movement that has been connected to illegal squatting incidents across the country.

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