Security Threat Groups: The Threat Posed by White Supremacist Organizations

Gregg W. Etter, Sedgewick County Sheriff's Department

Threats against society come from both internal and external sources. Analyzing organizational characteristics shows many of the inherent charcteristics of terrorist groups and white supremacist groups are interchangeable. Both Osama Bin Laden's terrorist organization Al Quaeda and white supremacist groups make terrorist attacis against governments and individuals for historical, religious and political reasons. Both have also set up training camps to teach military techniques. Both also believe armed conflict between them and society is inevitable and necessary. Other commonalities between gangs, security threat groups and terrorist organizations are analyzed in this paper.

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Updated 05/20/2006