Obama's new 'domestic extremism' czar teams up with leftist front group to persecute conservatives and libertarians
It didn't take long for U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch to prove she would ensure the Justice Department remained just as politicized as it was under predecessor Eric Holder. Then again, that's likely one of the primary reasons that President Obama chose her to succeed Holder.
WorldNetDaily.com reports that Lynch has directed the Justice Department to put a new emphasis on homegrown violent extremism that is planned or committed by so-called "right wing" operatives.
Just two weeks after the department announced a new initiative to essentially nationalize local police departments via the "Strong Cities Network," the Obama administration has added a brand-new position within the Justice Department: a person who will focus on "violent extremism" by attempting to identify "lone-wolf" domestic terrorists or simply those individuals the government views as "extremists."
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The person who heads this new effort will target extremists who plan mass shootings, hold racist, bigoted or anti-government views or see themselves as "sovereign citizens."
The new position at the Justice Department, dubbed the "domestic terrorism counsel," will serve as the main point of contact for U.S. attorney offices nationwide and will identify trends across cases, help shape strategy and "analyze legal gaps that need to be closed," said Assistant Attorney General John Carlin.
It is not clear what Carlin meant by that statement.
"The legal gaps are probably laws that need to be changed," John Whitehead, founder of the Rutherford Institute and a longtime constitutional attorney, told WND.
"I'm sure it's gun laws," added Tom Fitton, the president of Judicial Watch, another watchdog agency.
Fitton says the Department of Justice is teaming up with a longtime left-wing extremist organization, the Southern Poverty Law Center, to "go after" political enemies of the Obama regime, all while downplaying the threat of Islamist terrorism planning on U.S. soil.
Regarding the last point, WND reported that the FBI currently has active investigations of individuals believed to have ties to, or interest in joining, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). In addition, Islamist-inspired attacks have occurred recently and throughout the course of the Obama presidency in Chattanooga, Tennessee; Garland, Texas; and Fort Hood, Texas. There was also an Islamist-influenced bombing at the Boston Marathon in 2013 and the beheading of a Christian woman in Oklahoma City.
Nevertheless, Lynch and the Justice Department don't see those perpetrators as any more dangerous than mentally ill killers such as Dylann Roof, who killed black worshipers at a church in Charleston, South Carolina.
WND further noted:
In fact, Justice officials have indicated these home-grown "right wingers" are possibly more numerous and dangerous than the jihadists.
In announcing the new position ... Carlin referred to a study by the New America Foundation that found nearly twice as many Americans have been killed by "right-wing" extremists since Sept. 11 than by Islamic terrorists.
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"Looking back over the past few years, it is clear that domestic terrorists and homegrown violent extremists remain a real and present danger to the United States," Carlin said. "We recognize that, over the past few years, more people have died in this country in attacks by domestic extremists than in attacks associated with international terrorist groups."
An examination of the sources of funding for the New America Foundation show that support comes from left-wing billionaire George Soros' Open Society Foundations and the Carnegie Corp. of New York, which funds mass immigration and Common Core education standards
"This administration takes a dim view of conservatives and one memo indicated membership in many mainstream conservative organizations was incompatible with military service," Fitton told WND. "Ironically, it's probably the Justice Department itself that has done the most to foment racial violence in America over the last year or two."
Whitehead added: "It's going to be coordinated somehow with the Strong Cities Network. What you're going to see is, they're going to federalize police across the country. They're already doing it. Ten federal agents have recently moved in to the Oakland Police Department, and they study social media, create algorithms, studying and creating profiles."