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The left-wing extremist organization, Jane’s Revenge, issued a statement Wednesday threatening to hunt down and attack the managers of pro-life health centers and anti-abortion organizations, and invited its allies to “to paint, to burn, to cut, to jam” health institutions.
The group said in its statement that it finds its attacks “easy and fun” and claims that its members find “joy and courage” in committing terrorist attacks. It also took responsibility for attacks on pro-life centers such as Wisconsin Family Action, which was vandalized last month.
Jane’s Revenge threats
Jane’s Revenge’s statement is also a promise by the extremist group to “never stop, back down, slow down, or retreat,” threatening “increasingly drastic measures against oppressive infrastructures” and vowing that their next actions will not be “something so easily cleaned up as fire and graffiti.”
We offered an honourable way out. You could have walked away. Now the leash is off. And we will make it as hard as possible for your campaign of oppression to continue,” read the extremist group’s statement. “We have demonstrated in the past month how easy and fun it is to attack. We are versatile, we are mercurial, and we answer to no one but ourselves.”
The message also warns that anti-abortion groups that shut down their operations will be spared, but clarifies that those that do not will be a “target” for their terrorist attacks.
“We did not want this,” the document continues. “We exist in confluence and solidarity with all others in the struggle for complete liberation. Our recourse now is to defend ourselves and to build robust, caring communities of mutual aid, so that we may heal ourselves without the need of the medical industry or any other intermediary. Through attacking, we find joy, courage, and strip the veneer of impenetrability held by these violent institutions.”
Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas issued a bulletin last week warning that the United States is experiencing a “continued heightened threat environment” of terrorism and violence from extremist groups.
“As recent acts of violence in communities across the country have so tragically demonstrated, the nation remains in a heightened threat environment, and we expect that environment will become more dynamic in the coming months,” Mayorkas said. “The Department of Homeland Security remains steadfast in our commitment to provide timely information and resources to the American public and our partners across every level of government, in law enforcement, and in the private sector.”
Mayorkas warned that “public gatherings, faith-based institutions, schools, racial, ethnic, and religious minorities, government facilities and personnel, the media, and perceived ideological opponents” are vulnerable to attacks and episodes of violence by groups such as Jane’s Revenge.
Tomás Lugo, journalist and writer. Born in Venezuela and graduated in Social Communication. Has written for international media outlets. Currently living in Colombia // Tomás Lugo, periodista y articulista. Nacido en Venezuela y graduado en Comunicación Social. Ha escrito para medios internacionales. Actualmente reside en Colombia.