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Thursday, August 18, 2011

Infowars.com: Napolitano Hints Gun Shops May Be Breeding Ground for Terrorists

Paul Joseph Watson reports over at Infowars.com that in her continuing attack on Americans as the most likely terrorists in the country, Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano has personally introduced another Public Service Announcement (PSA) in the agency's "If You See Something, Say Something" campaign.
Despite causing controversy last month with a video that portrayed white middle class Americans as the most likely terrorists, the Department of Homeland Security has released yet another PSA that depicts an attempt to bomb a subway station not by Al-Qaeda Muslims, but well-dressed white people.
Watson reports in the story that she "hinted" that gun stores could be a "prime breeding ground for terrorists" and references her accompanying statement to the video release.  I read the document to which he linked and I'm not quite sure where he made that connection.  Napolitano referenced the recent incident where the owner of a gun store near Ft. Hood called authorities when an individual in his store was acting suspicious, as an example of an "alert individual" preventing a possible attack.  The individual in question was later arrested and and appeared to be planning an attack on Ft. Hood.  Be that as it may, Watson's larger point is on target; that DHS seems more intent on targeting Americans as the source of terrorism instead of jihadists.

This seems to be the pattern in the federal government to focus on groups they believe are extremists and are of a domestic nature rather than preparing for attacks by Islamic extremists. Such groups include Sovereign Citizen groups and are the focus of many anti-terrorism training provided by the Department of Justice for local law enforcement.  Common terms heard in their presentations are "Right Wing," "Patriot Groups," "Anti-government," and specific group names including "Sovereign Citizen."  Does "patriot groups" include Tea-party groups?

While some domestic groups may have individuals that are interested in doing harm, the emphasis on white Americans seems to be more of a move to be "politically correct" and avoid charges of "racially profiling."  Watson notes:
As we highlighted last month, a longer PSA recently produced by the DHS overwhelmingly went to significant lengths to portray white Americans as the most likely terrorists, despite the fact that the 126 people who were indicted on terrorist-related charges in the United States over the last two years were all Muslim.
So, does Napolitano believe we have more to fear from ourselves than jihadists?

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