Ali comments on DHS, FBI warning to faith-based communities

January 18, 2022 ABC News

Following a hostage situation at a synagogue in Texas, the FBI and Department of Homeland Security warned faith-based communities that they will continue to be targets of domestic violent extremists. Javed Ali, professor of practice, provided insight into the message.

"Extremists inspired by global jihadist groups and messages have long sought to attack Jewish targets domestically, and other extremists inspired by white supremacists and neo-Nazi beliefs—like the lethal attacks against the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh in October 2018 and the Chabad House in Poway, California April 2019—are reminders of this threat," Ali said.