“Violent extremism is a growing threat in the United States,” Johnson said. “The threat emanates from extremist belief systems that represent a broad range of religious, political and social causes.”
Johnson formerly worked at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), where he authored a report about rightwing extremism. Conservative pundits blasted the reporting, alleging that the Obama administration was trying to criminalize rightwing views. Under pressure, the DHS repudiated the report.
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