Sunday, April 19, 2009

No, you're not an extremist. You're just dumb

Oliver North, another member of the 2 Minutes Outrage brigade, on the DHS report on "right-wing extremism" (bold emphasis mine)

DHS makes the stunning charge that, “lone wolves and small terrorist cells embracing violent rightwing extremist ideology are the most dangerous domestic terrorism threat in the United States.”

According to this DHS “Assessment,” the most dangerous threat we face here at home isn’t from radical imams preaching violence in U.S. mosques and madrassas, Islamists recruiting in our prisons, Somali terrorists enticing young immigrants to become suicide bombers or Hamas, Hezbollah or al Qaeda operatives plotting mass murder. No, according to DHS, the real threat comes from what our government labels “rightwing extremist ideology.”
I would make the suggestion that North invest in a dictionary and look up the term domestic.

For more thoughtful criticism of the DHS report, see here.

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