Government watching for ‘Americans with guns’

‘Just listen to the language Holder uses’


The terrorism threat is becoming more and more ominous for Americans: Two of the three victims murdered by ISIS Muslims in the past few weeks have been American. There has been evidence of Muslims crossing into the U.S. illegally from Mexico. And there have been individual instances of Muslims accused of killing Americans in the U.S.

So what is U.S. Attorney General Eric Holders plan? A “community based” approach.

He’s suggested that groups outside of traditional law enforcement can keep an eye out for, or intervene in the lives of individuals who may be at risk for radicalization. ISIS was only mentioned once in a recent speech by Holder, and it was clear that he wants to avoid hinting that the new program would seek out those susceptible to following extremist ideologies.

Cheryl Chumley, author of “Police State USA: How Orwell’s Nightmare is Becoming Our Reality,” believes Holder’s approach was a mistake.

“Just listen to the language Holder uses – he wants to build community coalitions to ‘raise awareness’ and ‘share information on best practices’ to combat terrorism and persuade Americans contemplating joining the jihad to rethink those plans,” she said.

If this matches Holder’s approach to domestic terror, Chumley was unsurprised. She said Holder’s “main fear” is domestic violence.

Last year, the Congressional Research Service published a paper examining domestic terrorism.

In it, the FBI defined domestic terrorism as having no foreign component whatsoever.

In fact, the bureau’s and the Department of Homeland Security’s practical shorthand definition of domestic terrorism is “Americans attacking Americans based on U.S.-based extremist ideologies.”

Also cited was a Southern Poverty Law Center claim that “changing racial demographics of the country, frustration over the government’s handling of the economy and the mainstreaming of conspiracy theories motivated some hate groups.”

The report and high profile incidents in its wake led Holder to revive the Domestic Terrorism Executive Committee within the Department of Justice. However, other federal departments’ policies had predated Holder’s stance on domestic terror.

The Washington Times reported in 2009 that the Department of Homeland Security had issued a warning to local law enforcement about “rightwing extremist activity.”

Adding to the narrative, the group New America had labeled instances of domestic terrorism “deadly right wing attacks” and claiming they were more prevalent than jihadist-inspired terror in the years since 9/11.

Written by: JOSH ELY – continue reading at WND

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