As the trial for the men who allegedly planned to kidnap Governor Whitmer begins, discussions about domestic terrorism emerge. Javed Ali, associate professor of practice, weighed in on the topic.
“This is a different type of domestic terrorism phenomenon than we’ve faced in previous decades — completely different from anything I’ve observed,” he said. “You’ve got all these points on a very diverse threat spectrum — not centralized in any one corner, no single groups, no national leadership, completely disorganized and disaggregated. It’s difficult for law enforcement to spot these threats. The Whitmer plot is a case in point.”