The FBI’s report on dangerous right-wing terrorists puts Sovereign Citizens at the top of the domestic terrorist list. They are loosely-connected gangs of criminals, robbers, and cop haters who look more like a mix of Ferguson and Occupier anarchists without the racism than they do right-wing extremists.
First there was a 2009 government report making veterans with PTSD and Tea Party members into terrorists and then, in 2014, the University of Michigan conducted a survey labeling Sovereign Citizens as right-wing and as one of the worst terrorist threats we face. DHS has now followed suit with a report of their own which they may never release.
Don’t be afraid of Islamic terrorism when there are Sovereign Citizens, they’re the real threat. At least that is what the DHS wants you to start thinking about. They seem to think they are more of a threat than ISIS.
Sovereign Citizens have taken center stage in a newly-released DHS report, suspiciously timed with Obama’s summit on non-Islamic extremism. All the left-leaning media outlets are drumming this up, pushing radical Islam off the front pages.
Left-leaning media falsely claimed the Sovereign Citizens were behind the Bundy Ranch episode. It turned out to be completely untrue though there were no apologies to the Bundys.
If you go to the Sovereign Citizens website, you might be surprised to see that their values lean pretty far left.
Like the Occupiers, they want sustainability and no wars.
They hate corporations like the Occupiers.
They have a video on their website which declares they must be free of the state and of ownership – freedom metastasizes the cancer of the state, a society without political rulers, without ownership, without the state.
The left-wing media is trying to pin some of this ideology on Libertarianism but it sounds more like communism.
In 2009, the DHS released a rightwing extremist report for which they apologized since it included veterans with PTSD and Tea Party people (photo below of the ‘dangerous’ tea party people).
Sovereign Citizens, according to CNN, in coordination with the FBI “counts 24 violent sovereign citizen-related attacks across the U.S. since 2010,” the news group reported on Feb. 20.
That’s not a major crime wave though I don’t doubt they are dangerous and law enforcement needs to be trained to deal with these people.
They are not explicitly violent according to an article by Daily Beast, but they have engaged in lone wolf attacks, especially on police and other first responders.
The seven pictured below robbed, occupied a house, and one bit a police officer.
The Sovereign Citizens pictured below were involved in a shoot-out in St. John’s Parrish and gunned down four sheriffs.
The“sovereign citizen movement,” according to researchers, have an ideology that doesn’t always fit with right-wing movements.
How about it almost never does.
It’s not really an ideology so much as they are anarchist gangs.
The University of Michigan survey put cyberterrorism, Sovereign Citizens and Islamic terrorism as the three biggest threats in that order.
According to a survey – “Understanding Law Enforcement Intelligence Processes” – conducted by the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START) of August 2014:
“Sovereigns do not specifically share the ‘supremacist’ views of the Klan, etc. Their focus is not on individuals (e.g., minorities, Jews, etc.) rather their focus is on government dysfunction and abuse of authority. Their anti-government ideology is arguably more akin to left wing anarchists than right wing Klansmen.”
Mark Potok of the leftist Southern Poverty Law Center said that “What has happened that is very bizarre is that very large numbers of black Americans have adopted the sovereign citizens ideology, but without the racist twist. I would say that if you looked at sovereign citizens today, almost none of them know the racist and anti-Semitic origins of the history. You just don’t hear about it anymore.”
It’s bizarre to him because he doesn’t realize they are leftists more than right-wing. If they were once right-wing, they no longer are.
Sovereign Citizens are racketeers and squatters like Occupiers. This is completely leftist and anarchistic.
Listen to a Sovereign Citizen:
Another squatting Sovereign Citizen:
CNN’s running with the report and Islamic terrorism has fallen off their map.
CAIR, the terror-tied organization that pretends to speak for all Muslims, is pleased with this report.
In a statement, CAIR said:
“We welcome this new intelligence assessment on the threat posed by domestic right-wing violent extremists. It is the government’s responsibility to address all forms of violent extremism – regardless of ideology – and in proportion to the criminal threat posed by those groups.
“We now call on the DHS and FBI to release an intelligence assessment addressing the spike in hate crimes targeting Muslim, Arab, Middle Eastern, Sikh, Hindu, and South Asian communities throughout the United States.
“Without an awareness of the threat posed by all forms of violent extremism, our national security will remain at risk.”
CAIR is America’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance the understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.
FBI stats show that attacks on Muslims account for only 14.6% of hate crimes while attacks against Jews account for more than 64% of hate crimes.
In reality, this alleged right-wing terrorist group seems to have morphed into a gang with a fake ideology.