Forget foreign-funded Jihadis and drug cartels. Pay no attention to the Communist China-connected agents and organizations embedding into American education, business, entertainment, and political institutions.
Trump supporters and groups like Oath Keepers, made up largely of retired police and former members of the Armed Forces, are the biggest threats to the country.
That’s the assessment of Jill Sanborn, the executive assistant director for the FBI’s National Security Branch. In written testimony provided to the House Finance Subcommittee last week, Sanborn did her best to downplay Jihadi violence, while peddling the myth of violent Trump supporters.
Her remarks also played loose with facts to excuse Antifa and BLM protests that caused dozens of deaths and millions in damage to government and private property across the U.S. in 2020.
“Anti-Government or Anti-Authority Violent Extremists were responsible for three of the four fatal DVE attacks in 2020. Also, in 2020, we saw the first fatal attack committed by an Anarchist Violent Extremist in over 20 years,” Sanborn asserted in her testimony.
That doesn’t align with readily available data and reports. Even the left-wing Guardian news outlet acknowledged in a 31 October 2020 article that dozens were killed during BLM and Antifa riots in 2020, most as a result of violent acts by left-wing sympathizers or persons with no clear political motive:
“At least 11 Americans have been killed while participating in political demonstrations this year and another 14 have died in other incidents linked to political unrest, according to new data from a non-profit monitoring political unrest in the United States.”
A Forbes article from 8 June 2020 titled, “14 days of Protests, 19 Dead” included a detailed list of casualties to that point, surrounding BLM and Antifa protests. Among incidents on the list:
“Dave Patrick Underwood, 53, California: Underwood was shot May 30 while on guard duty outside a federal courthouse in Oakland and was one of two officers targeted in a drive-by shooting amid nearby protests.
Chris Beaty, 38, Indiana: Just a few feet from his apartment, the former Indiana University football player and local business owner was killed on May 30 amid unrest in Indianapolis.
John Tiggs, 32, Illinois: Tiggs was fatally struck in the abdomen by shots fired inside a Metro PCS during lootings in the South Side of Chicago on May 31.
David Dorn, 77, Missouri: The retired St. Louis police captain was killed by people looting a pawn shop after midnight on June 2, according to authorities.”
Sanborn gave lip service to an even-handed approach to domestic violence, vowing that “the FBI would pursue DVEs, like rioters who destroy property and individuals who commit violent assaults against law enforcement regardless of their political ideology.”
But the FBI has taken zero action against the BLM organization or its leaders, who are literally busy buying mansions in white enclaves, having raked in contributions from government employees and corporations falling over themselves to prove their “wokeness.” This despite BLM protests having caused millions in damage in 2020 and 2021, as well as human carnage.
Meanwhile, the FBI continues to punish and persecute the “Proud Boys” and “Oath Keepers” organizations, as well as non-affiliated 6 January protesters, none of which caused anything even remotely approaching the property damage or violence that have characterized BLM and Antifa riots.
September 2001 to January 2021: Terrorism Laws Turned Against Average Americans
Sanborn’s focus on and smearing of Trump supporters, citing them as more dangerous “looking forward” than Islamic terrorist groups, was even more appalling:
“Looking forward, the FBI assesses DVEs pose an elevated threat of violence to the United States, and that some of these actors have been emboldened in the aftermath of the [January 6] breach of the US Capitol.
We expect Racially or Ethnically Motivated Violent Extremists, Anti-Government or Anti-Authority Violent Extremists, and other DVEs citing partisan political grievances will very likely pose the greatest domestic terrorism threats in 2021 and likely into 2022.”
By some compiled accounts, Jihadist terrorists the world over have caused 39,078 deaths since 9/11.
And their activity in America, though systematically downplayed not only by politically correct media but by Federal authorities like the FBI, have included the following in 2021 and 2020 alone:
- 2021.03.22 Boulder, CO: A migrant from Syria shoots dead ten patrons at a ‘Jewish’ supermarket after swearing allegiance to ISIS. 10 killed.
- 2020.10.24 Staten Island, NY: A young woman is honor-killed by her father over her becoming ‘too Westernized’ and not wanting to wear the hijab. 1 killed.
- 2020.06.03 New York, NY: An illegal migrant from Bosnia stabs one police officer and shoots two others while shouting praises to Allah. 3 injured.
- 2020.05.29 Temple Terrace, FL: A radicalized woman is shot after trying to stab police officers.
- 2020.05.21 Corpus Christi, TX: A Muslim terrorist opens fire on a navy base, injuring a sailor. 1 injured.
Again, Sanborn’s testimony to the House warped and ignored facts and data such as the above.