They're carrying out sporadic terror attacks on police, have threatened attacks on government buildings and reject government authority.
A new intelligence assessment, circulated by the Department of Homeland Security this month and reviewed by CNN, focuses on the domestic terror threat from right-wing sovereign citizen extremists and comes as the Obama administration holds a White House conference to focus efforts to fight violent extremism.
Some federal and local law enforcement groups view the domestic terror threat from sovereign citizen groups as equal to -- and in some cases greater than -- the threat from foreign Islamic terror groups, such as ISIS, that garner more public attention.
The Homeland Security report, produced in coordination with the FBI, counts 24 violent sovereign citizen-related attacks across the U.S. since 2010.Of course, there is no link to the report, nor have I been able to find a copy online. But it must be an amazing report since just 6 months ago, another DHS Intelligence Assessment only could identify 8 such incidents. Interestingly, the CNN reporters resorted to information from the Southern Poverty Law Center, which itself has connections to killers, including a radical atheist who killed 3 Muslims in Chapel Hill.
The media has difficulty distinguishing between left and right-wing (evidenced by their inability to recognize that Nazis were socialists--i.e., left wing--and the KKK was the militant arm of the Democratic party--i.e., left wing). So, I cannot simply accept CNN's characterization of "sovereign citizen extremists" as being "right wing."
However, the real kicker is this:
The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today welcomed reports that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will issue a new intelligence assessment on the threat posed by domestic right-wing violent extremists.
I'm sure they do.