FBI Warns of Terrorist Attacks During Pride Celebrations

Pride celebrations need to be extra vigilant about terrorist attacks due to a hate campaign by the terrorist organisation Islamic State (IS). The American FBI has issued this warning. According to them, IS is urging its followers to violently disrupt Pride celebrations.
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The FBI says it has indications that terrorists view Pride celebrations as potential targets for terror acts. “Foreign terrorist organisations or supporters may seek to exploit increased gatherings associated with the upcoming June 2024 Pride Month,” the warning states. “FTO efforts to commit or inspire violence against holiday celebrations, including Pride celebrations or LGBTQIA+-related venues, are compounded by the current heightened threat environment in the United States and other western countries.”

The campaign by Islamic State calls on followers to disrupt LGBT+ events. Other terrorist organisations are not specifically mentioned by name.

It has long been known that jihadists consider Pride a potential target for a terror attack. For example, an attack on Pride in Vienna was foiled last year. In 2018, Amsterdam Pide was a target of an armed terror attack, which was also prevented.

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