American officials are on high alert for possible threats to the United States following the devastating attack on Kabul and mass evacuations from Afghanistan. CNN reports that the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is monitoring three main threats, including the risk that individuals associated with Isis or al-Qaeda could exploit the relocation process from Afghanistan to infiltrate In the USA. Read also “To counter this, an extensive screening and screening process is in place for those transferred to the United States,” said the head of the DHS, John Cohen, while an FBI official argued that, although there are specific information on terrorist organizations, “we cannot rule out that it is a possibility.” The second significant security threat, CNN reports, is made up of people already in the United States, who could be inspired by narratives associated with al-Qaeda, Isis or other terrorist groups and who may view events in Afghanistan as an opportunity “to commit violence” in the US, Cohen said. The third threat concerns individuals who are inspired or motivated by violence based on their connection to a narrative extremist. On online platforms, some white anti-government and supremacist groups – according to Cohen – have expressed fears that incoming Afghans could reduce “the control and authority of the white race.” The fear of the DHS is that there will be episodes of violence directed against migrant communities, certain religious communities or against those who are transferred to the United States.
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