Where Are All The Right Wing Terrorists We Were Warned About?
Today’s terror attack in Canada has piqued my memory.
Remember back in 2009, when the Department of Homeland Security warned us that there was going to be a surge of homegrown terrorism by right wing extremists?
Federal agency warns of radicals on right
The Department of Homeland Security is warning law enforcement officials about a rise in “rightwing extremist activity,” saying the economic recession, the election of America’s first black president and the return of a few disgruntled war veterans could swell the ranks of white-power militias.
A footnote attached to the report by the Homeland Security Office of Intelligence and Analysis defines “rightwing extremism in the United States” as including not just racist or hate groups, but also groups that reject federal authority in favor of state or local authority.
“It may include groups and individuals that are dedicated to a single-issue, such as opposition to abortion or immigration,” the warning says.
Guess how many of those attacks have happened. None. Zero. Bupkis.
You see, that report wasn’t based on reality. It was based on the way progressives view the world and progressives don’t fear attacks from right wing extremists, they want attacks from so-called right wing extremists.
Unfortunately, reality has a will of its own and in reality, so far, all of the homegrown attacks have been carried out by Muslim extremists. That makes the left sad because Islam falls into the cherished category of diversity.
And now Canada has experienced an attack from a homegrown terrorist who recently converted to Islam…
Ottawa shooting: A day of chaos leaves soldier, gunman dead
Parliament Hill came under attack today after a man with a rifle shot and fatally wounded a soldier standing guard at the National War Memorial in downtown Ottawa, before seizing a car and driving to the doors of Parliament Hill’s Centre Block nearby.
The slain soldier is Cpl. Nathan Cirillo, 24, a reservist from Hamilton.
Moments later, MPs and other witnesses reported 30 to 50 shots fired inside the main Parliament building.
It was confirmed later the gunman was shot dead inside the building, felled by the House of Commons sergeant-at-arms and RCMP, according to MPs’ accounts.
That 2009 warning from the DHS was insulting.
To our intelligence.