DHS concerned about violence by "rightwing extremists" including groups opposed to immigration

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Excerpts from an April 7 report from the Department of Homeland Security entitled "Right-wing Extremism: Current Economic and Political Climate Fueling Resurgence in Radicalization and Recruitment" is available here. While the DHS should be keeping track of those groups that are actually violent, as we know that occasionally crosses the line. And, that's affected both rightwing and leftwing groups. And, the current administration's view of "hate" is almost certainly more in line with the far-left than with an objective definition.

The full report says:

The DHS/Office of Intelligence and Analysis (I&A) has no specific information that domestic rightwing* terrorists are currently planning acts of violence, but rightwing extremists may be gaining new recruits by playing on their fears about several emergent issues. The economic downturn and the election of the first African American president present unique drivers for rightwing radicalization and recruitment.

The asterix makes the following definition:

Rightwing extremism in the United States can be broadly divided into those groups, movements, and adherents that are primarily hate-oriented (based on hatred of particular religious, racial or ethnic groups), and those that are mainly antigovernment, rejecting federal authority in favor of state or local authority, or rejecting government authority entirely. It may include groups and individuals that are dedicated to a single issue, such as opposition to abortion or immigration.

As anyone familiar with this topic knows, many far-left groups are rather generous in their definition of "hate". For instance, ThinkProgress defines Rush Limbaugh as "hate radio". The DHS under Janet Napolitano probably won't be quite as broad, but probably will come close. The DHS probably isn't including all groups opposed to immigration in general or to massive/illegal immigration under the "hate" banner, but no doubt they could be "informed" by the far-left. In fact, they also say this:

DHS/I&A notes that prominent civil rights organizations have observed an increase in anti-Hispanic crimes over the past five years.

Those prominent groups no doubt include the extremist-funding, racist-awarding racial power group the National Council of La Raza and the Southern Poverty Law Center. Among many other things, the latter group misled about hate crime statistics.

The report ends with this:

DHS/I&A will be working with its state and local partners over the next several months to ascertain with greater regional specificity the rise in rightwing extremist activity in the United States, with a particular emphasis on the political, economic, and social factors that drive rightwing extremist radicalization.

IMPORTANT UPDATE: (Rephrasing earlier comments) The smoking gun in this report is the "past five years" quote above, since that's directly parroting the SPLC report previously linked above. In other words, it's clear that the DHS is basing their report in part on the misleading statements from the far-left SPLC. The question becomes how much of the rest of the report is actually the result of the author being an uncritical supporter of the SPLC and their goals and to what extent the federal government is going to in effect act as the enforcement wing of the SPLC. That would be a good thing for a reporter to look into.

UPDATE 2: The report also says this:

Rightwing extremists were concerned during the 1990s with the perception that illegal immigrants were taking away American jobs through their willingness to work at significantly lower wages. They also opposed free trade agreements, arguing that these arrangements resulted in Americans losing jobs to countries such as Mexico.

Now, take a look at the "Civil Rights Act of 2008", which was co-sponsored by Barack Obama and several other major Dem senators. Quoting the Dem bill (not rightwing extremists), it says:

"[Employers being able to hire illegal aliens] undermine[s] the living standards and working conditions of all Americans... ...The unintended creation of an economic inducement for employers to exploit undocumented immigrant workers gives those employers an unfair competitive advantage over employers that treat workers lawfully and fairly."

Note also that, in order to make his base happy, Obama pretended to want to renegotiate NAFTA; he later admitted that he'd been misleading about his true position on NAFTA.


"Well yes", its normal for our enemies to use dehumanizing, "any ideals of right against EVIL that are not of the political line being used against the ideals of freedom and laws and justice. the political line with mass debasing of the main population that is here and working will be disappeared by using the third world population to do the end game of mass murder, the ancient roman used this against others for 1000 years and it works real good. you can stand by and watch the rap off and brainwashing or do something but if you do you will be put in prison or be dead for talking out against evil acts, what will you do?

I "hate" freds comments

Agreed. Why wont the old racist crank go away?

Gee, I thought we were all for free speech.......Except for Homeland Security of course,who is targeting "right wing extremists" who want to preserve this nation for Americans........

Yes your right Mary. Still dont like it though. Its clear he is here to continue lowering the cause.

Yes, while we all have a right to free speech, no one is stopping Fred from creating his own blog and spouting off there instead of providing fodder for the Kossacks, Reasonites and HuffPos to attack us patriots on this site. Fred works against the cause by making racist comments about jews and blacks, who are American citizens. Couple that with his Tourette's Syndrome, high school education and relative lack of knowledge about anything, and you have one bad apple redneck dolt ruining it for the rest of us. He needs to seclude himself in a windowless shack in Idaho with no electricity and running water, like Ted Kaczynski, and leave the rest of us patriots alone. Go away fred.

instead of providing fodder for the Kossacks, Reasonites and HuffPos to attack us patriots on this site. well, they are after you...(the "new" government"and Homeland Security)) if you oppose illegal immigration, unfair taxation and abortion.Also if you support representatives who fight for our rights.... Oh and I musn't forget-they are after you if you are FOR the Constitution, The Declaration of Independnace and The Bill of Rights....It is getting tyrannical very,very, fast.

Mary many are on the list in fact welcome to the new world order, many will be sent to camps and be disappeared and many will join our enemies and many will fight this coming war just like world war two against totalitarianism/Invasion and total extermination we must all understand one fact, obama is our enemy his government is of evil ideals and hate and camps are part of his evil plan for millions who stand up and say no to evil. do not allow the rat/shits to take you prisoner the things that happen you any who fall into the hands of the rats is total evil. petty why do you hate truth if you are black or yellow or hispanic or any other government person I can understand your hate anything i write can and is backed up by facts, see savage nation. don't be the new Jew fight back for God and Country and for the love of Justice and Truth.

blah blah blah. chicken little says the world is coming to an end. shut up and go away fred. your comments only prove our point. you should have manners and leave when people ask you to, if you had a shred of decency.

The current CNN story on this has a foto of a crowd with some people carrying Nazi flags.

It's probably a CNN reporter carrying that Nazi flag!!! LOL

Hey I have a H.S. education! LOL

Yeah but you are missing the point. There is a difference between being a racist crank and being rational in your arguments (or diatribes, as in fred's case). Fred apparently missed the civility portion of his HS civics class.

petty be good, the system cares nothing about your people it will do away with any Americans it wants to. the dogs hate people and will do-away-with millions as it did in 1933-1945, you will someday understand what real evil is. sad fact is no U.S.Army is coming save you but it will be used to remove you to the next world just like the German army did 65 years ago.