DHS Issues Warning: U.S. in “Heightened Threat Environment”

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Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued a warning about possible attacks on churches leading up the 2024 presidential election, claiming the U.S. is in a “heightened threat environment.”  It warns, “In the coming months, factors that could mobilize individuals to commit violence include their perceptions of the 2024 general election cycle and legislative or judicial decisions pertaining to sociopolitical issues. Likely targets of potential violence include U.S. critical infrastructure, faith-based institutions, individuals or events associated with the LGBTQIA+ community, schools, racial and ethnic minorities, and government facilities and personnel, including law enforcement.”  This comes just days after Fox News reported the Biden Administration, through the DHS, was “doling out taxpayer money through an anti-terrorism grant initiative to a university program that has explicitly lumped the Republican Party, as well as Christian and conservative groups, into the same category as Nazis.”