IN SEARCH OF 'HOMEGROWN TERRORISTS'
By Rev. Ted Pike
5 Nov 07
The House of Representatives passed H.R. 1955 on
Oct. 24, approving the creation of a federal commission to study
prevention of "home-grown terrorism." The bill says this
threat, leading to acts of violence against the US government and
its citizens, pervades the internet and streams its propaganda incessantly
to Americans. This bill will supposedly prevent Americans from being
enticed by "extremism" and "radicalized" to commit
bias-motivated violence. H. R. 1955 implies that the government should
proactively educate the public against "extremist" individuals
and organizations, until their threat is "eradicated."
H. R. 1955 includes as "homegrown terrorists" foreign
conspirators who primarily live and operate in the US. Yet they
are not its main concern. On the surface, this bill opposes radicalization
of Muslims living in America (probably from terrorist websites originating
in the Mideast ). But there is little evidence that many American
Muslims are dangerously influenced by such propaganda.
What’s the real target of this thought control bill? Hundreds
of thousands of Americans are daily influenced to think critically
about Zionist control and influence by a number of internet radio
networks, including Genesis and Republic. H.R. 1955 is an attempt
to silence burgeoning anti-Zionist talk radio, which streams worldwide
in ever-increasing competition to Jewish media.
Who "Radicalizes" America?
I wanted to learn more about the "serious national problem" which
prompted action from all but six House members and preoccupies Senate
hearings. I called the FBI to ask their definition of a “homegrown
terrorist.” FBI's authority on domestic terrorism in the Portland, OR office said she was unfamiliar with the term. She thought a
moment and suggested the Oklahoma City bombers and also eco-terrorists
who sabotage logging operations and commercial developments in wilderness
areas. She could think of no other examples.
“Why not call your House member and ask?” she suggested. “Maybe
Congress was given information the rest of us don’t have.”
I called my congressman, Earl Blumenauer, D-Oregon. His staffer
cited six immigrants of Yugoslav and Mid-East origin who conspired
to blow up Ft. Dix in New Jersey and also Muslims in England, such
as the Arab doctors who tried to bomb the Glasgow airport last summer.
“These aren’t ‘homegrown.’ I objected, “They
were immigrants living in the countries they attempt to sabotage.”
Blumenauer’s staffer couldn’t think of any terrorists
who were truly homegrown in the United States. He said, however,
that Rep. Blumenauer voted for the bill so that those who might incite
bias-motivated violence and sabotage could be studied and prevented
from influencing others.
Gonzales, Mueller Identify "Homegrown
The closest I came to an accurate description of bona fide homegrown
terrorists was from former US Attorney General Alberto Gonzales and
FBI director Robert Mueller.
Last year Gonzalez said seven Black Muslim jihadists, five of whom
were American-born, plotted to blow up the Sears Tower in Chicago
and were “home-grown terrorists.” Yet Gonzales also admitted
these seven were only “aspirational” (wannabe terrorists).
They had no ties to Al Qaeda. Five were of Haitian descent, born
in the US, while two had emigrated from Haiti. The group members
were poor and mostly unemployed. They frequently sat in a warehouse
(secretly rented for them by the FBI) to smoke marijuana and ostensibly
plan their sequel to 9/11.
For most of the year two FBI informants penetrated the group, posing
as Al Qaeda contacts, and supplied them with money, cars, surveillance
cameras, boots, etc. in hope of being led to other terrorist groups.
That hope was not realized.
Legal defense of these indigents said they had no explosives. They
merely played along with conspiratorial talk stimulated by the FBI
in order to keep receiving money and benefits from what they thought
was an Al Qaeda gravy train. (See, Wikipedia
story of bomb plot)
On the day these “terrorists” were arrested, FBI director Mueller
gave an ominous speech about "The Threat of Homegrown Terrorists." He
said such individuals are "radicalized" by propaganda from "extremist" websites.
Mueller frequently speaks at Anti-Defamation League conferences; he praises
ADL and accepts on face value their definitions and statistics. He said there
are "between 5,000 to 6,000 extremist websites on the internet, encouraging
extremists to initiate their own radicalization and to cultivate relationships
with other like-minded persons." (See, Mueller's
Both H.R. 1955 and Mueller frequently use the word "extremist" with
no attempt to describe what it means. In contrast, ADL has been very
specific about who “radicalizes” the unwary. This Jewish organization
says believers who evangelize Jews, and anti-Zionists of the right, are predominant
extremists that America must watch. ADL claims that religious exclusivity--and
the call for Jews to repent and put faith in Christ--is an anti-Semitic threat
to the soul of the Jewish people!
ADL, At It Again
Of course, ADL is behind this legislative solution in search of
a problem. H.R. 1955 lays on the table of federal and national discussion
a new catch-phrase of hate crimes ideology. Right now, no one knows
exactly who is a “homegrown terrorist.” That won’t
last long. ADL’s strategy is to create new terms and definitions
that wreak havoc with Christian civilization. Like all state and
federal hate bills, H.R. 1955 contains generous invitation for non-governmental “experts” on
terrorism and bias-crime (read ADL) to dominate this new federal
commission within Chertoff's Department of Homeland Security.
A few years from now, ADL and Jewish media will be sure everyone
knows what “homegrown terrorism” means. This bill starts
with anti-Zionist talk radio, but soon the names of prominent evangelicals
and organizations, such as Jews for Jesus and the Southern Baptist
Convention, will be added. This is because aggressive Christian-Jewish "proselytizers" strike
terror in a Jewish community already reeling from massive loss of
the next generation to intermarriage and assimilation. (See, ADL's
attack on the Southern Baptist Convention)
Already, ADL’s Dept. of Global Anti-Semitism in the US State
Department says Bible-believing Christians are anti-Semitic for alleging
Jewish leaders had Christ killed 2,000 years ago – a “terrifying” accusation.
Real Motive Behind the 'Department of Global Anti-Semitism')
Under ADL’s federal hate law in Canada, that historical assertion
is now a hate crime. It can be punished by a fine of at least $5,000
and prison if repeated. Certainly, those who question the accuracy
of the six-million figure of the Holocaust will be added to the list
of homegrown terrorists. Ernst Zundel was one of them, deported to
Germany under the charge of being a “domestic terrorist.”
On the floor of the Senate last month, Sen. Kennedy said that Americans
who break a federal hate law are “domestic terrorists." Would
this include the 11 Christians in Philadelphia arrested as hate criminals
for violating Pennsylvania's ADL hate law by witnessing to
This legislation's potential victims include pro-lifers who attempt
to “sabotage” abortion in America and “terrorize” abortionists,
nurses, and women seeking abortion. It certainly includes those who
criticize the state of Israel, ideological “terrorists” who
weaken our trusted ally in the war on terror. Sooner rather than
later, it will include pastors who instill terror in homosexuals
by describing their “alternate lifestyle” as an “abomination.” (Lev.
Today, police must wait for physical crime before arresting, indicting
and punishing. But H.R. 1955 is quintessential “thought crime” legislation,
meant to investigate and punish people for ideas, not actions. In
Canada, internet critics of federally protected groups may be indicted
for merely making statements that are “likely” to incite
hatred or contempt. Canada's government can thus punish “hate
crimes” before they are committed! H.R. 1955, now before the
Senate, reflects the same twisted mentality. ADL wants the government
to investigate, vilify, and shut down groups who have not yet committed
We Can Stop This Frightening Legislation
But ADL, working behind the scenes, isn’t the only one with
power to influence this legislation. You and millions of patriots
have even greater power! Together, we can create a storm of protest
and avalanche our Senators with millions of calls this week. If we
do, members of the Senate (particularly Republicans) will not dare
to vote for it.
Sen. Lieberman says the Senate version, S.B. 1959, will be at least
another week in his Homeland Security Subcommittee.
Call your Senators immediately. Tell them, "Please
vote for S.B. 1959, 'Violent Radicalization and Homegrown Terrorism
Prevention Act.' Let the FBI keep investigating real terrorist
threats. Don't make politically incorrect Americans who exercise
free speech on the internet into 'homegrown terrorists!'"
Call toll-free 1-877-851-6437 and toll 1-202-225-3121.
Rev. Ted Pike is director of the National Prayer Network, a Christian/conservative
Let the Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith teach you how they
have saddled 45 states with hate laws capable of persecuting Christians: http://www.adl.org/99hatecrime/intro.asp.
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