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Bill Focuses on International Terror Threat, Ignores Danger at Home, Says Congressman Thompson

WASHINGTON– U.S. Representative Bennie Thompson (D, Miss) says that a bill being considered by legislators today ignores the fact that there are terrorists here in the United States. 

Thompson says this bill, H.R 4820, known as the “Combating Terrorism Recruitment Act” is just a political move by the GOP to ignore the Obama Administration’s approach to countering all forms of terrorism. He says Republicans refuse to use the terminology “domestic terrorism” in the bill.

“Unfortunately, there has been a great deal of misinformation circulating to hide the true intent of this bill,” says Rep. Thompson, “In recent years, from Boston to Charleston, we have seen individuals–operating within our communities and living among us–plot to inflict mass harm in the name of a violent extremist and hateful ideology. I urge my colleagues to reject this bill and support the Administration’s current efforts to prevent violent extremism in all its forms.”

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