A Monday letter from top officials in the the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) warned that faith-based groups are likely to remain targets of violence.

"Faith based communities have and will likely continue to be targets of violence by both domestic violent extremists and those inspired by foreign terrorists," FBI deputy director Paul Abbate and John D. Cohen, who is the top intelligence official at DHS, said in the letter, which was obtained by CNN.

The letter also said online platforms linked with domestic violent extremism had discussed Jewish targets in connection with conspiracy theories about the pandemic, the results of the 2020 election and "even the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan and resettlement of Afghans to the United States," according to CNN.

The letter comes shortly after several hostages were held for hours at Congregation Beth Israel, a synagogue in Colleyville, Texas, over the weekend before being safely released.... Read More: The Hill