While leaders across the country refuse to accept Syrian refugees, insisting they pose an unacceptable security risk, homegrown domestic extremists have been doing a pretty good job of terrorizing their fellow Americans with guns, explosives and threats of large-scale attacks. In addition to these, we can’t leave off the shooting in Minneapolis.
WE PETITION THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION TO: Recognize the Klu Klux Klan as a domestic terrorist organization & make their eradication a Homeland Security priority.
The North Carolina based Loyal White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, which calls itself the “largest Klan in America, will be speaking outside the North Carolina State House. The groups leader, Robert Jones, has stated that he believes Dylann Roof “was heading in the right direction.” And, “He should have actually aimed at the African-American gang-bangers”
The KKK has been responsible for far too many deaths and too much violence against American citizens in our country’s history. They are terrorists, plain and simple. The White House needs to declare them as such and deny them the legitimacy they currently appreciate. There is no excuse to let them organize. Hate speech should not be protected speech. Endorsements of violence are terrorism.
Every horrible, gut twisting crime of this sort is its own unique tragedy. But as a colleague asked Thursday morning, “Haven’t we been here before? This is not Aurora. This is Birmingham.” The New York Times reported just earlier this week, “Right-wing extremists averaged 337 attacks per year in the decade after 9/11, causing a total of 254 fatalities.” That’s not a failure of immigration law, or an attack on Christianity, or anything else that fits into a convenient to conservatives narrative. This is what hate looks like. This is what terrorism looks like. And as the Times notes, “Right-wing, anti-government extremism is the leading source of ideological violence in America.”
What’s happening in Oregon is a massive story. These men are looters and traitors. They’re occupying a wildlife sanctuary against the wishes of the people who live there and in defiance of federal law. And they’re defending two men who burned land they didn’t own after illegally grazing cattle on it for decades. Unlike other protests, moreover, these militiamen are explicitly threatening to use force if authorities attempt to remove them. “We will be here as long as it takes,” Ammon Bundy said. “We have no intentions of using force upon anyone, (but) if force is used against us, we would defend ourselves.” Translation: We’re breaking the law and we’re going to continue breaking the law, and if the authorities try to do their jobs, we’ll shoot them.
Right-wing terrorists broke into (and are still occupying) federal property here in Oregon earlier today:
The Bundy family of Nevada joined with hard-core militiamen Saturday to take over the headquarters of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, vowing to occupy the remote federal outpost 50 miles southeast of Burns for years.
…In phone interviews from inside the occupied building Saturday night, Ammon Bundy and his brother, Ryan Bundy, said they are not looking to hurt anyone. But they would not rule out violence if police tried to remove them, they said.
…Among those joining Bundy in the occupation are Ryan Payne, U.S. Army veteran, and Blaine Cooper. Payne has claimed to have helped organize militia snipers to target federal agents in a standoff last year in Nevada. He told one news organization the federal agents would have been killed had they made the wrong move.
He has been a steady presence in Burns in recent weeks, questioning people who were critical of the militia’s presence. He typically had a holstered sidearm as he moved around the community.
Three Young Muslims Executed by White Man in Act of Domestic Terrorism
Early Tuesday evening, a middle-aged white man shot andkilled three Muslim students in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Deah Barakat (23),
his wife Yusor Mohammad Abu-Salha (21), and her sister Razan Abu-Salha (19)
were shot in the head, execution-style, in the couple’s apartment by their
neighbor, Craig Stephen Hicks.
According to friends and family, Hicks had been harassing
them for weeks beforehand. Mohammad Abu-Salha, father of the two women killed,
said that Yusor had previously spoken
with him about her neighbor’s behavior. “This man had picked on my daughter
and her husband a couple of times before, and he talked with them with his gun
in his belt,” he said. “And they were uncomfortable with him, but they did not
know he would go this far.” His daughter told him she felt their neighbor “hates
us for who we are and how we look.”
The families are asking
that the deaths be investigated as a hate crime. “When the police tell
you that the three of them were shot in the head in a very small space- no
struggle, no defense- that’s execution,” said Mr. Abu-Salha.
Hicks, who turned himself in to the police, claims that his
actions were not motivated by Islamophobia or religious bias, but…parking
According to the
police, Hicks found one of the victim’s cars in his parking spot that night.
“Then [he] went to the victim’s condo and shot all three people in a
According to the National Abortion Federation, who has been compiling statistics on incidents of violence and disruption against abortion providers for nearly 40 years:
Since 1993, 8 clinic workers — 4 doctors, 2 clinic employees, a clinic escort, and a security guard — have been murdered in the United States.
17 attempted murders of clinic workers occurred since 1991.
Over 6,900 reported acts of violence against abortion providers since 1977, including bombings, arsons, death threats, and assaults.
19,000+ reported acts of disruption, including bomb threats, hate mail, and harassing calls since 1977.
Let’s call this what it is: domestic terrorism. We cannot wait until one more doctor, nurse, or clinic escort is killed before we say “enough is enough.” The time is now for an investigation by the Department of Justice. Sign the petition!
Someone I know on facebook shared this with me and I was really disturbed. I just want everyone to see this video and let you guys know what these people are trying to do to other innocent Americans. They’re intending to find Mosques in their area and basically harm and kill innocent Muslims on 10/10/15. If you can, please contact the fbi and let them know what’s going on, the more calls the better. I’ve already contacted them. These people are literally motivated by shaitaan (satan) because this is just horrible. The organizers of this hate group are **Heather Briggs** and **Bill Teagues** they’re from Jennings Louisiana. Spread this.
Please give the fbi their information if you can!! Thank you!