According to The United States Justice Department, the threat of Radical Islam pales in comparison to homegrown extremists – specifically white anti-government types and right-wing extremists.
In an effort to combat what the DOJ is calling “homegrown terror threats,” the federal agency has created a new national security position that will focus on extremism inside the United States – unfortunately, this position will not be looking into Islamic extremism, because apparently the Obama administration doesn’t see it as a major threat.
John Carlin, head of the DOJ national security division, announced the new Domestic Terrorism Counsel at a speech Wednesday at George Washington University.
“…in order to ensure that we are gaining the benefits of the information and input from those eyes on the ground from around the country, and in recognition of a growing number of potential domestic terrorism matters around the United Sates, we have created a new position to assist with our important work in combating domestic terrorism,” Carlin said, according to his prepared remarks.”
“We recognize that, over the past few years, more people have died in this country in attacks by domestic extremists than in attacks associated with international terrorist groups” … “Among domestic extremist movements active in the United States, white supremacists are the most violent. The Charleston shooter, who had a manifesto laying out a racist world-view, is just one example,” Carlin said, before also noting killings by white supremacists in Kansas and Wisconsin.
“White supremacists post to social media, and studies now posit that mass killings are contagious. Violence begets violence, and through the power of the internet, a meeting hall is no longer needed. Formal organizational structures are unnecessary. Connections are made, and messages spread, through the push of a button”
While he briefly mentioned the threat posed by groups like ISIS, he said his department is focused on racist and anti-government ideologies, and suggested that those ideologies posed a greater threat to the United States than radical Islam.
He went on to say, that “law enforcement agencies nationwide are concerned about the growth of the “sovereign citizen” movement.” The government is taking the threat so seriously, that they have been using actors to portray sovereign citizens and so-called right-wing extremists as theoretical threats in a number of large-scale training drills.
Are these people Delusional?
I guess none of this should really be that shocking to anyone; after all, during the first 2015 Democrat presidential debate the candidates all agreed that Global Warming was the biggest threat to our national security – yep, global warming!
So while ISIS threatens to unleash a nuclear holocaust on the United States, the Obama administration and every one of the Democrat presidential candidates wants you to believe that the real threats are coming from global warming, right-wing extremists, and those evil NRA gun owners.
Instead of focusing on the very real threat posed by ISIS and other radical Islamic groups, the Obama administrations is busy demonizing anyone who disagrees with the government through their surrogates in the media.
Prior to the DOJ announcement, left-wing media outlets went into overdrive pushing the narrative that Right-Wing extremists have killed more people than radical Islam. And let’s not forget President Obama’s order to the press earlier this month, instructing them to release propaganda showing how gun owners were a bigger threat to the country than terrorism.
Homegrown Extremism a Bigger Threat than Islamic Terrorism?
Are there crazy people out there? Of course there are; and I might be willing to take these idiots in Washington seriously, if it wasn’t so blatantly obvious what they are trying to do.
How can you dismiss the threat of radical Islam while at the same time claiming right-wing politics are somehow to blame for breading mass murdering psychopaths? And what about left-wing extremism; where’s the focus on that? After all, it was a radical left-wing extremist who killed two reporters live on television in August of 2015.
And what about Democrat controlled cities like Chicago that are overrun by violent criminals and gangs? Where is the Department of Justice on that? Week after week, dozens of people are killed on the streets of Chicago, yet nothing is being done to stop the street gangs. Are they not a form of extremism?
Earlier this year, 56 people were shot in a single weekend in Chicago. But shockingly that’s actually pretty routine for the city; in fact, it’s actually a low number compared to some weeks in Chicago.
In 2014, over the July 4th Holiday weekend, 82 people were shot during a 48 hour period. No press conference from President Obama, no speeches from the Department of Justice, and not a single democratic presidential candidate calling for taking guns away from radical gang members. Yet every time you get some wackjob shooting up a gun-free zone, every one of these people is tripping over themselves to get to the mic so they can blame the NRA and Right-wing extremists.
There is no doubt this country has a problem with violence, but to ignore where the bulk of this violence is coming from shows exactly what the real agenda is. If they really wanted to get rid of gun violence, they know where to look; unfortunately, it’s not a problem they care to admit exists or deal with.