George W. Bush Warns Against Domestic Extremism on 9/11 Anniversary

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The former president contrasted how Americans were united after the Sept. 11 attacks and the increasing divisions that exist in the country today.
Former president George W. Bush warned of the threat posed by homegrown violent extremism during his speech at the Flight 93 memorial to mark the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. "We have seen growing evidence that the dangers to our country can come, not only across borders, but from violence that gathers within," Bush said at the memorial site in Shanksville, Pennsylvania.

Former President George W. Bush: "We have seen growing evidence that the dangers to our country can come not only across borders but from violence that gathers within. There is little cultural overlap between violent extremists abroad and violent extremists at home..." pic.twitter.com/qIoGV9fzsw — CSPAN (@cspan) September 11, 2021

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"There is little cultural overlap between violent extremists abroad and violent extremists at home," Bush continued. "But in their disdain for pluralism, in their disregard for human life, in their determination to defile…
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