The FBI views the Jan. 6 Capitol siege as an act of domestic terrorism, FBI Director Christopher Wray testified in his opening statement before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday. The FBI’s designation of the attack as domestic terrorism puts the perpetrators of homegrown violent extremists on the same level with ISIS. According to reports, Wray testified before US Senate that he did not personally see an FBI field office threat report warning that extremists were planning to travel to D.C. to commit violence and war until after the Jan. 6 attack. He confirmed that the report was passed on to the Capitol Police and D.C. Metro Police via a joint terrorism task force.
According to FBI Director, Wray the Jan. 6 was not an isolated event. The problem of domestic terrorism has been metastasizing cross the country for a long time now and it is not going is a way any time soon. While expressing resolve to combat US Domestic terrorism, Director FBI said that when domestic violence extremists use explosive devices, attack government facilities and businesses, assault law enforcement officers, and use violence to interfere with the lawful operation of our government, they should expect the FBI to come knocking on their door, no matter where they try to run.
Today, a responsible, knowledgeful and highly reliable American official admitted before US Senate that the recent act of aggression by violent mob was an act of terrorism by the native US Nationals mostly whites, redskins. About two months back, in our editorial on these pages, we broadly highlighted that many of the violent protestors were seem to be the member of American’s criminals gang MS-13. Wary’s admission of the fact had proved the worth of our words. The US homegrown terrorism is a fact, it animates from white extremist’s supremacist thoughts and explode into the killing of innocent people often targeting other races, religions, or communities. The US government was hesitating in accepting this reality and mostly tried to lessen the severity of the problem by terming it shooting.
Many in Washington DC, US Capital are well known to the fact, that the first voice echoed in the US Capital realizing the fact of American homegrown terrorism was the former Pakistani Foreign Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif, back in mid-2017. During a visit in the initial days of Trump administration in a discussion event at United States Institute of Peace (USIP). While talking on the term of Islamic terrorism, Khawaja Asif categorically told the Americans that the world must accept the truth that there is no religion of terrorism. Evil is evil it has no religion. He said that terrorism is also present in the American Society. They must call it terrorism instead of shooting. Today, after four years the US government accepted the truth and also expressed resolve to fight this menace anywhere at all cost.
According to available data, there is still no charge for criminal domestic terrorism in the US. Because US authorities were denying domestic terrorism in the country. Earlier FBI Deputy Director CT Division, Alcoke defined the domestic terrorists as “individuals who commit violent criminal acts in furtherance of ideological goals stemming from domestic issues. The ratio of these acts is less because America has no political or territorial dispute, which caused extremist sentiments in the masses such as Palestine, Kashmir, and several others. However, it is ripe time for the US to acknowledge the facts and take remedial measures to overcome this menace in the Country.