In the unclassified document, entitled, “Black Identity Extremists Likely Motivated to Target Law
Enforcement Officers,” the FBI said its judgment was based on acts of violence against police officers that were ideologically motivated.
Foreign Policy, a global news magazine, released the unclassified intelligence assessment, dated Aug. 3, 2017, and which was prepared by the FBI Domestic Terrorism Analysis Unit.
Many are calling the report incredibly revealing, while noting it is also nothing new.
“The FBI defines Black Identity Extremists (BIE) as individuals who seek, wholly or in part, through unlawful acts of force or violence, in response to perceived racism or injustice in American society and some do so in furtherance of establishing a separate Black homeland or autonomous black social institutions, communities, or governing organizations within the United States,” reads the FBI assessment.
It continues, “This desire for physical or psychological separation is typically based on either a religious or political belief system, which is sometimes formed around or includes a belief in racial superiority or supremacy. The mere advocacy of political or social positions, political activism, use of strong rhetoric, or generalized philosophic embrace of violent tactics may not constitute extremism, and may be constitutionally protected,” it admitted. Read more at Final Call Newspaper