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Extremist Lexicon

Extremist Lexicon

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Published by William Rushlow
The Department of Homeland Security report which specifies the different types of groups it views as a national security threat.
The Department of Homeland Security report which specifies the different types of groups it views as a national security threat.

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Published by: William Rushlow on Mar 22, 2013
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Domestic ExtremismLexicon
 
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This document is UNCLASSIFIED//FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY (U//FOUO). It contains information that may be exempt from public release under theFreedom of Information Act (5 U.S.C. 552). It is to be controlled, stored, handled, transmitted, distributed, and disposed of in accordance with DHS policy relating toFOUO information and is not to be released to the public, the media, or other personnel who do not have a valid need-to-know without prior approval of an authorized DHS official. State and local homeland security officials may share this document with authorized security personnel without further approval from DHS.
 
(U) This product contains U.S. person information that has been deemed necessary for the intended recipient to understand, assess, or act on the information provided. It has been highlighted in this document with the label 
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and should be handled in accordance with the recipient's intelligence oversight or informationhandling procedures.
(U//FOUO) Domestic Extremism Lexicon
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(U) Prepared by the Strategic Analysis Group and the Extremism and Radicalization Branch, Homeland  Environment Threat Analysis Division.
(U//FOUO) Homeland Security Reference Aids—prepared by the DHS/Office of  Intelligence and Analysis (I&A)—provide baseline information on a variety of homeland security issues. This product is one in a series of reference aids designed to provide operational and intelligence advice and assistance to other elements of DHS,as well as state, local, and regional fusions centers. DHS/I&A intends this background information to assist federal, state, local, and tribal homeland security and lawenforcement officials in conducting analytic activities. This product providesdefinitions for key terms and phrases that often appear in DHS analysis that addressesthe nature and scope of the threat that domestic, non-Islamic extremism poses to theUnited States. Definitions were derived from a variety of open source materials and unclassified information, then further developed during facilitated workshops with DHS intelligence analysts knowledgeable about domestic, non-Islamic extremism inthe United States.
 
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(U) Definitions
(U) aboveground (U//FOUO) A term used to describe extremist groups or individuals who operate overtly and portray themselves aslaw-abiding.(U) alternative media (U//FOUO) A term used to describe various informationsources that provide a forum for interpretations of events andissues that differ radically from those presented in massmedia products and outlets.(U) anarchistextremism(U//FOUO) A movement of groups or individuals whoadvocate a society devoid of government structure or ownership of individual property. Many embrace some of theradical philosophical components of anticapitalist,antiglobalization, communist, socialist, and other movements.Anarchist extremists advocate changing government andsociety through revolutionary violence.(also:
revolutionary anarchists
)(U) animal rightsextremism(U//FOUO) A movement of groups or individuals whoascribe equal value to all living organisms and seek to end the perceived abuse and suffering of animals. They believeanimals are sentient creatures that experience emotional, physical, and mental awareness and deserve many of thesame rights as human beings; for example, the right to lifeand freedom to engage in normal, instinctive animal behavior.These groups have been known to advocate or engage incriminal activity and plot acts of violence and terrorism in anattempt to advance their extremist goals. They have targetedindustries, businesses, and government entities that they perceive abuse or exploit animals, including those that useanimals for testing, human services, food production, or consumption.(also:
animal liberation
)(U) antiabortionextremism(U//FOUO) A movement of groups or individuals who arevirulently antiabortion and advocate violence against providers of abortion-related services, their employees, andtheir facilities. Some cite various racist and anti-Semitic beliefs to justify their criminal activities.

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