Homeland Security’s National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism in January released a report entitled Hot Spots of Terrorism and Other Crimes in the United States. According to the report’s introduction, “The goal of this program is to sponsor research that will aid the intelligence and law enforcement communities in identifying potential terrorist threats and support policy makers in developing prevention efforts.” The report, paid for by taxpayers–that’s We The People–ostensibly studied terrorist attacks in the United States from 1970 through 2008. If you are patriotic to America, Christian, pro-life, believe in national sovereignty, are reverent of individual liberty, you are a terrorist threat.
The report claims that there have been 98,000 terrorist attacks worldwide since 1970 “committed by more than 2,000 terrorist organizations around the world.” It defines terrorism as “the threatened or actual use of illegal force by non-state actors, in order to attain a political, economic, religious or social goal, through fear, coercion or intimidation.” There is only one reference to Islam in the entire 37 page report. There is no mention of the 9/11 attack. There is no mention of how many of the global terrorist attacks were related to Islam. The report spends considerable time explaining that immigration (the assumption “illegal immigration” is not apparent) does not lead to increased crime or terrorism.
The report categorizes the Aryan Nations–a racist hate group–as part of the “Christian Identity Movement.” Extreme Right Wing terrorist groups are defined as those who “believe in the need to be prepared for an attack either by participating in paramilitary preparations and training or survivalism. Groups may also be fiercely nationalistic (as opposed to universal and international in orientation), anti-global, suspicious of centralized federal authority, reverent of individual liberty, and believe in conspiracy theories that involve grave threat to national sovereignty and/or personal liberty.” It lumps “Christian Reconstructionists” (politically active Christians) and “Islamists” as the same religious terrorist threat. Groups opposing abortion are also considered a terrorist threat.
Homeland Security is actually profiling true Americans and classifying them as potential terrorists, essentially ignoring those who near exclusively commit the most and deadliest terror attacks–Islamists. The report’s conclusion: “Counter to recent empirical findings, language diversity evidences a strong and significant positive relationship with terrorist attacks and ordinary crime.” Speaking another language makes you more likely to be a terrorist or criminal. But being Islamist, doesn’t? And if you are a pro-American, pro-life, fundamental Christian, you are likely to be a terrorist. What did Yeshua say in Luke 21:17? “And you shall be hated of all men for my name’s sake.” Now your government is acting on it.
To read the report: http://start.umd.edu/start/publications/research_briefs/LaFree_Bersani_HotSpotsOfUSTerrorism.pdf
By Bill Wilson