Region may be a hotbed for terrorist recruiting

A new report produced by a branch of the Virginia State Police portrays the state’s colleges and universities as potential breeding grounds for terrorism.

Excerpts from the 2009 Virginia Terrorism Threat Assessment produced by the Virginia Fusion Center:

A wide variety of terror or extremist groups have links to Division 5 (Hampton Roads). This area not only has a diverse population due to the strong military presence, but it is also the site of several universities. While most of these universities are considered urban, two are designated as a Historically Black Colleges and Universities, while Regent University is a private, evangelical Christian institution. While the majority of individuals associated with educational institutions do not engage in activities of interest to the VFC, it is important to note that University-based students groups are recognized as a radicalization node for almost every type of extremist group. In addition to recent activity by race-based extremist groups, an identified anti-abortion extremist group has maintained an active presence. Although activities by these groups have been non-violent, all are linked to individuals or ideologies that have endorsed violence as a legitimate tactic. Read all about it here

If the above is true then why isn’t something being done about it by the government? We keep hearing reports like this but never no action to correct the situration! Anyone have an opinion?

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