The Department of Homeland Security released a report in 2009 about Rightwing Domestic Extremism. It warned about the reemergence of potentially violent extremist groups who would reject government authority, escalating domestic violence in the country.
“This report caused the ‘right’ in America — FOX News, Rush Limbaugh and therefore the Republican Party to go nuts. They were so upset about the report that they bullied the Obama administration to retract the report.”
The report disappeared forever.
Brad Friedman elaborates on how the report’s predictions are coming true today as the US faces more threats from the right-wing extremists than Muslim terrorists. But for some reason the US governors, some of whom are up for the presidential election, are in total denial.
The recent attack in which Dylann Roof, a white 21-year-old who identifies with racist apartheid groups, opened fire at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church in Charleston, South Carolina killing nine people in cold blood.
The recent attack on the AME Church in Charleston is an example of what the 2009 report predicted.
“In their speeches post the recent Charleston attack on a church, these leaders do not use the word ‘terrorism’ for such lone-wolf crimes and do not mention that this attack was aimed at killing black Americans.”
“Since 9/11 an average of 9 Muslim Americans per year have been involved in an average of 6 terrorism plots against targets in the US. In contrast, right-wing extremists average 337 attacks per year in the decade since 9/11 causing 254 fatalities.”
Friedman stresses that Right-wing extremism is the leading source of ideological violence in America today.