I have attached below three of the articles in this issue of the Daily Brief.

And with yesterday’s assault on the capital by the right-wing extremist group “Proud Boys” and other supporters of the conspiracy theory that our recent presidential election was rife with fraud, I thought you might find the STRATFOR comprehensive analytical piece on the insider threat posed by White Identity Right-Wing Terrorism (RWT) of interest. In it is yet another mention of the need for domestic terrorism statutes in the US and anticipation that the Biden Administration will move forward on that issue and also expand cooperation with our European allies in countering the rising RWT threat.

White identity Right-Wing Terrorism (RWT) pose a bigger insider threat than jihadists to security services, in part because they can more easily operate inside security and law enforcement organizations whose cultures, rank and file membership, and leaders may be more receptive to some of their ideas.

White identity RWT beliefs and grievances toward the following perceived threats to white racial and cultural superiority:
• Government authority
• Pro-abortion policies
• Women (anger directed at women by involuntary celibates (aka “incels”)
• Immigrant threats to traditional national identity and values
• Racial, ethnic or religious minorities
• Members of the LGBTQ community
• Antifa and other left-wing groups

These issues resonate in some form in mainstream society, even if most people who hold such opinions disavow violence. This ensures that there will be some political cover for white identity RWTs and that security services, particularly those led by right-wing governments, may have some level of bias toward them.


Daily Brief: Jan. 7, 2021