APRIL 14, 2009
Weeks after an official state report on militia activity classified groups that oppose abortion and illegal immigration as domestic terrorists, a separate federal government document warns against right wing extremist violence by Americans who share similar concerns.
A new Homeland Security report warns of the possibility of violence by unnamed right wing extremists worried about illegal immigration, abortion, firearms restrictions, the loss of U.S. sovereignty and increasing federal power. The 10-page report ("Right-wing Extremism: Current Economic and Political Climate Fueling Resurgence in Radicalization and Recruitment") classifies war veterans as particular threats.
"Returning veterans possess combat skills and experience that are attractive to right-wing extremists," the report states. The concern, according to Homeland Security officials, is that right wing extremists will attempt to recruit and radicalize veterans in order to boost their violent capacities.
Published by the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Intelligence and Analysis, the document also implies that the election of an African American president and his expected policy changes are proving to be a driving force for right ring extremist recruitment and radicalization.
Just last month a Missouri State law enforcement report (“The Modern Militia”), with information partially gathered by federal law enforcement agencies, listed Christian conservatives and groups that oppose abortion and illegal immigration as domestic terrorists. Incredibly, the document completely omits domestic terror groups associated with fundamentalist Muslims or those connected to liberals such as extreme environmentalists.
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