Is Trump green-lighting white supremacist terrorism in the USA?

Posted by | February 2, 2017 07:30 | Filed under: News Behaving Badly War & Peace

It’s a fair question:

The Trump administration wants to revamp and rename a U.S. government program designed to counter all violent ideologies so that it focuses solely on Islamist extremism, five people briefed on the matter told Reuters.

The program, “Countering Violent Extremism,” or CVE, would be changed to “Countering Islamic Extremism” or “Countering Radical Islamic Extremism,” the sources said, and would no longer target groups such as white supremacists who have also carried out bombings and shootings in the United States.

Such a change would reflect Trump’s election campaign rhetoric and criticism of former President Barack Obama for being weak in the fight against Islamic State and for refusing to use the phrase “radical Islam” in describing it. Islamic State has claimed responsibility for attacks on civilians in several countries.

The CVE program aims to deter groups or potential lone attackers through community partnerships and educational programs or counter-messaging campaigns in cooperation with companies such as Google and Facebook.

Some proponents of the program fear that rebranding it could make it more difficult for the government to work with Muslims already hesitant to trust the new administration, particularly after Trump issued an executive order last Friday temporarily blocking travel to the United States from seven predominantly Muslim countries.

Just in the past two years, authorities blamed radical and violent ideologies as the motives for a white supremacist’s shooting rampage inside a historic African-American church in Charleston, South Carolina and Islamist militants for shootings and bombings in California, Florida and New York.

Nice timing there, Bannon Trump:

The racist right is erupting with rage against federal judges who have blocked President Trump’s executive order temporarily banning Muslims from seven countries and barring Syrian refugees.

Andrew Anglin, publisher of the neo-Nazi website The Daily Stormer, a prominent clearinghouse of racist “Alt-Right” editorials and memes, called for the military to arrest “treasonous” U.S. District Judge Ann Donnelly in Manhattan for “trying to flood America with terrorists” and has called for martial law if other judges follow suit.

“We have a problem,” Anglin wrote over the weekend. “Trump needs to arrest this woman immediately and have her charged with treason. If other judges protest, he needs to declare martial law and have them all rounded up and interned. We are at war here. This isn’t a game.”

Anglin stopped short of threatening Donnolly directly, but in an update, he called for Trump to deploy the “National Guard to the protest sites” at airports across the country and “shut them down completely.”

Such posturing isn’t new for Anglin, or for that matter, unexpected.

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16 responses to Is Trump green-lighting white supremacist terrorism in the USA?

  1. Larry Schmitt February 2nd, 2017 at 07:49

    Of course, we all know white people aren’t extremists or terrorists. That’s brown people and Muslims you’re talking about.

  2. KABoink_after_wingnut_hacker February 2nd, 2017 at 08:32

    It’s not just in the US, but around the world.
    The murderer at the Canadian Mosque was a Trump fan.
    This regime inspires hate on a global scale.

    • Larry Schmitt February 2nd, 2017 at 08:37

      That didn’t stop someone (might have been someone in the Administration) from erroneously tweeting that he was a Muslim.

      • whatthe46 February 2nd, 2017 at 09:31

        it was a rush to judgement! it was said with prejudice. Denzel Washington said it best, paraphrasing, “it’s not about the truth anymore with the media, it’s about, who can get it out first. it doesn’t matter if it’s a fact, it’s who can get the info out first w/o verifying if it’s true.” that was addressed to him because it went out in the media that he was supporting *45 when it was a lie.

        fox put that lie that it was a Muslim, w/o verification. it’s was assumed. and in this case, that assumption proved to have made them out of an ass!

  3. whatthe46 February 2nd, 2017 at 09:26

    BUT…. MUSLIMS… BUT…BROWN PEOPLE…. SO kiss my beautiful brown, mixed ass. i’m not afraid of ISIS, i’m afraid of the idea that white racist, pretentious, fake ass “christians” don’t get what they deserve when they harm Americans. the judges, & [r]ight [w]ing politicians give them a pass along with the MSM. it’s bullshit period. rant not yet over, just taking a break!

    • crc3 February 2nd, 2017 at 11:19

      I’m right here ranting with you!!!

  4. mea_mark February 2nd, 2017 at 10:05

    American businesses are not going to like this. This is going to destabilize America creating chaos and uncertainty. If it goes on for very long the stock market could lose over half it’s value. Our economy and wealth is grounded in stability, take that away and it loses value fast. Now would be a good time to get out of the stock market, sell high. Wait for a new administration that is stable and buy back in when everything is low.

  5. oldfart February 2nd, 2017 at 10:24

    They need a scapegoat…a big distraction…and the perfect justification.

    …And who’s in control now…?

  6. crc3 February 2nd, 2017 at 11:19

    The #1 terrorist threat lives in the WH. He’s itching to use tactical nuclear weapons to kill ISIS Then that will lead to an all out nuclear extermination of humanity.. Rump and Bannon both need to be removed by force before the nuke button is pushed and we all die from extreme stupidity…

  7. Bunya February 2nd, 2017 at 13:50

    That’s EXACTLY what Trump is doing, and unless the democrats and the American people grow a pair and take action against this cretin, he’ll accomplish what he set out to do.

  8. William February 2nd, 2017 at 15:28

    Is Trump green-lighting white supremacist terrorism in the USA?

    Well Duh.

  9. Gina Bousquet February 2nd, 2017 at 16:54

    Protecting his supporters, why of course!

  10. amersham1046 February 2nd, 2017 at 18:01

    How long will it take the RINOs in Congress realize the path Trump is leading America down and join with the Dems to making him the lamest duck in history

  11. bpollen February 4th, 2017 at 05:24

    “Countering Radical Islamic Extremism,”

    CRIE… That fits.

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