Earlier this week, Joe Biden made a stunning claim that white supremacists represent the most deadly threat to the security of the United States. During the 100-year anniversary of the racial massacre that took place in Greenwood in 1921, Biden proclaimed that the White House is currently developing a strategy designed for countering domestic terrorism.
Over the course of his speech, Biden likened the massacre in Tulsa to the conflict between protestors in Charlottesville in 2017. He then implied that racism does not ever truly vanish, but rather hides for a period of time. Chad Wolf, who serves as the U.S. Homeland Secretary, also relayed similar sentiments to various Congressional representatives in 2020.
Biden proclaimed that what occurred in Greenwood “was an act of hate and domestic terrorism,” and he also added that this act came “with a through-line that exists today.” He then brought up the events of 2017 in Charlottesville, instructing his audience to close their eyes and recall what they may have seen “four years ago on television.”
In addition, Biden also proceeded to downplay the various threats posed by militant extremists who align themselves with Al-Qaeda and ISIS, noting that threats from the Middle East do not pose nearly as much danger as threats from white supremacists.
However, a recently released report from the UN Analytical Support and Sanctions Monitoring Team revealed that approximately two-thirds of the 40,000 international fighters who have aligned with ISIS over the past six years are likely to be both alive and active in the terrorist effort.