Aaron Klein, author of Fool Me Twice: Obama’s Shocking Plans for the Next Four Years Exposed, raises some interesting questions about the new Interagency Working Group to Counter Online Radicalization to Violence. I don’t know much about this, so I’m counting on you to chime in.
Is this agency in the good spirit of protecting us from extremists, or does it include the attempt to categorize sensible, peaceful, law-abiding citizens as extremists? I look forward to any information you can provide, and to your thoughts. Here’s a bit of Klein’s article:
With almost no media coverage, the White House last week announced its new Interagency Working Group to Counter Online Radicalization to Violence that will target not only Islamic terrorists but so-called violent “sovereign citizens.”
The FBI defines “sovereign citizens” as “anti-government extremists who believe that even though they physically reside in this country, they are separate or ‘sovereign’ from the United States.”
The law enforcement agency noted such citizens believe they don’t have to answer to any government authority, including courts, taxing entities, motor vehicle departments or police.
The FBI warned that sovereign citizens commit murder and physical assault; threaten judges, law enforcement professionals and government personnel; impersonate police officers and diplomats; and engineer various white-collar scams, including mortgage fraud and so-called ‘redemption’ schemes.