Who Are The Terrorists You Should Be Most Worried About?
What group of terrorist should you be more concerned with, according to the Obama Administration and the Democrat party?
Is it ISIS/ISIL, al-Qaeda, AQAP, Ansar al-Sharia, Bobo Haram, Occupy Wall Street?
According to reporting by the Washington Times, the Obama Administration's new Department of Homeland Security intelligence assessment circulated this month focused on the threat of right-wing sovereign citizen extremist groups in the U.S. Some law enforcement groups say the threat is equal to, and occasionally greater than, the threat from Islamic extremist groups, according to the Washington Times.
Per the Washington Times, “The Homeland Security report, produced in coordination with the FBI, counts 24 violent sovereign citizen-related attacks across the U.S. since 2010, CNN reported Friday.”
This new assessment was timed with President Obama’s conference to focus efforts to fight violent extremism. Remember the White House has come under fire recently, because it refuses to use the term “Islamist extremism” during the talks; there has been very little discussion on the domestic terror threat from sovereign-citizen groups.
While groups like the Islamic State and al Qaeda have dominated the global discussion on terrorism, a 2014 survey of state and local law enforcement officers listed sovereign-citizen terrorists ahead of foreign Islamists and domestic militia groups as the top domestic terror threat, according to a CNN report cited in the Washington Times article.
If you remember, this is not new — the Homeland Security issued a similar report on the threat of right-wing terrorist groups in the past, garnering criticism for the Obama administration. A 2009 Homeland Security report on possible recruitment of military veterans by right-wing militia groups prompted an outcry from veterans groups.
The White House stated that the report was produced by staff members during the Bush administration but wasn’t published until then Homeland Security Janet Napolitano had taken office. Ms. Napolitano criticized her own agency for the report.
While I understand there may be home grown groups here in the U.S. that we need to be concerned with, the fact that the Obama Administration and the Democrat party cannot call these Islamic groups terrorist — but can call “right-wing” groups terrorist — should concern all of you.
Should you be more concerned about right-wing groups committing terrorist acts or extremist Islamic groups?
When is the last time you heard of a right-wing group trying to blow up an airplane, blow up Times Square, bomb the Boston Marathon or shoot and kill unarmed soldier’s i.e. Fort Hood?
We should not be playing politics with the safety of the American people, as it seems the Obama Administration and the Democrat party appears to be doing.
What are your thoughts?
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