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Report: In the Age of Obama, Racist Lone Wolfs Pose Far Greater Threat To Americans Than Jihadists

Tom Metzger, a former grand wizard of the Ku Klux Klan and founder of the White Aryan Resistance

Tom Metzger, a former grand wizard of the Ku Klux Klan and founder of the White Aryan Resistance

In the age of Obama, the racist hate group has turned into the racist “lone wolf,” executing or attempting an act of domestic terrorism an average of once every 34 days, according to a new report by the Southern Poverty Law Center.

Spurred by the election of the first Black president, white racist hate groups and anti-government militias have become more sophisticated in carrying out their plots. They have discovered they run a seriously reduced chance of being caught if they work alone or in small groups instead of in the large militias of old. With the assistance of websites and social media, they can communicate and become activated without ever being in the same room.

Though the focus of many American politicians has been centered on the threat of violence from Islamists, particularly after the Charlie Hebdo massacre in Paris, the Southern Poverty Law Center report reveals that domestic terrorism and related radical violence should be of more concern to the government.

These conclusions are explored in the report, “Age of the Wolf: A Study of the Rise of Lone Wolf and Leaderless Resistance Terrorism.” The report covers 2009 to 2015, the period Obama has been in office, and finds that a terrorist incident took place or was disrupted every 34 days. The SPLC’s and other studies have indicated that since the 9/11 mass murder, more people have been killed in America by non-Islamic domestic terrorists than jihadists.

This fact should be of concern to African-Americans and other non-whites who will likely be the first targets of these racist, self-activated white extremists.

The SPLC expressed concern that the upcoming summit hosted by Obama, which the White House said is meant to “better understand, identify, and prevent the cycle of radicalization to violence at home in the United States and abroad,” will be too focused on Islamist terror.

“That would be a serious mistake,” the report said.

“Since 9/11, however, the government has focused very heavily on jihadists, sometimes to the exclusion of violence from various forms of domestic extremists,” the report said. “That was first apparent in the immediate aftermath of the Al Qaeda attacks, when almost all government resources were channeled toward battling foreign jihadists. A stark example of that is the way the Justice Department has allowed its Domestic Terrorism Executive Committee to go into hibernation since that day.”

But the government is beginning to turn its eye back at home. Attorney General Eric Holder recently announced the coming reconstitution of the Domestic Terrorism Executive Committee and there has been a recent increase in funding for studies of terrorism and radicalization. In addition, the FBI has produced a number of informative reports.

Holder recently acknowledged that lone wolves and small cells are an increasing threat.

“It’s something that frankly keeps me up at night, worrying about the lone wolf or a group of people, a very small group of people, who decide to get arms on their own and do what we saw in France,” he said.

The SPLC report credits Louis Beam, an early 1980s Ku Klux Klan leader in Texas, with popularizing the concept of “leaderless resistance” in a seminal (for the white supremacist movement) 1983 essay he wrote about the dangers of large, top-down groups. Beam implored his followers to move into single or small-cell terrorism. He specified no more than six men, an idea that was picked up and adopted by white supremacists, and also by jihadists.

Frustration by a perceived lack of action by large groups helps fuel these individuals, said Southern Poverty Law Center Senior Fellow Mark Potok.

“They get tired of the meet, eat, and retreat crowd, all the talk about the evils of black people, gay people, Muslim people,” he said. “They get sick of all the talk, and they’re moving out on their own and begin to shoot.”

The SPLC tells the story of Tom Metzger, the prominent neo-Nazi in Indiana who took up the leaderless banner after Beam, promoting his ideas with such publications as his “Laws for the Lone Wolf,” posted on his Resist.com website. Metzger’s advice for fellow racists: avoid membership in groups, keep cash on hand for emergencies and “never truly admit to anything.”

“Never keep any records of your activities that can connect you to the activity,” he wrote. “Keep in mind that repeated activity in one area will lead to increased attention to the area and possibly to you. The more you change your tactics, the more effective you will become.”

As an example of the dangers posed by public membership in racist groups, Potok pointed to House Republican Whip, Rep. Steve Scalise of Louisiana, who was ripped for speaking at a David Duke-connected white supremacist conference.

“He was able to hang on to his job and post, but it was very, very costly, and that’s what’s making people move away from these groups,” Potok said.

The shocking murder of three Muslim students this week in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, raised questions about whether the shooting was about a parking space or about a hate-filled lone wolf attacking their religion.

“It’s very hard to disentangle,” says Potok, noting that the women wore headscarves and that one of the slain women had told her father she was wary of a neighbor—the neighbor who, in the end, killed her.

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43 thoughts on “Report: In the Age of Obama, Racist Lone Wolfs Pose Far Greater Threat To Americans Than Jihadists

  1. Hank Wilson says:

    When Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin's stocks were riding high, the social web media were saturated with White Guys, who couldn't get a spot inline to give their LOYALITIES to Putin, while turning their backs on America, due to our president…and you all "know the rest of the story."

  2. TeeOh EnWhy says:

    I think they do a great disservice by not recognizing these acts occur far more than every 34 days. The conversation has to include law enforcement officers who carry out this racist ideology under the color of law. The grand wizard isn't wearing silly robes any more. They wear tailored suits and sit at various tables with politicians pushing their racist agenda a la NYPD PBA President Patrick Lynch, NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton, these union representatives, district attorneys, and judges. This lone wolf theory is nice but the organized violence and modern day lynching is very much prevalent. The fruits don't need to hang from trees to set examples for others. They're on the news and in social media. White supremacy is alive and well in uniform.

  3. Tom Metzger says:

    People throw the term TERRORIST around to much its unconventional warfare.Morris Dees and MARK POTOK are two of the biggest liars in the country. Tom Metzger

  4. Obama is a monkey. Without the Jews pushing his agenda he would be back in Africa making shit huts.

  5. Matt Henry says:

    I'm just curious about the criteria used to define a terrorist act. The term gets thrown around a lot. Also the author suggests there's been an uptick in these acts since Obama took office but cites a study that started in 2009.

  6. Anytime you kill 3 people over a parking spot. Consider it a hate crime. White people your gonna have to deal with the facts that the Jews don't care anything about you! You've been tricked to fight their wars. Big Dummy! This guy Tom Metzger is Jewish. This guy probably funded the Waco Davidian. Remember that? The killed all of them. Like 9/11. They've been trying to kill you. ijs. But I guess it's Black peoples fault, that happen. Who pushed intergration on you. It wasn't Blacks. We just wanted funds to educate our children. Now we are forced to home school our children, because these Jews took God out the classroom. Plus, they don't teach our glorious history.

  7. Jews did not take God out the classroom government did, in Canada here it was because of atheists, east Indians and muslims. Second you can't look at things as white people black people, jewish people are light skinned, so would they be white? People should be more concerned with the crimes of ISIS/Jihadists right now rather than a small group of ignorant jerks. Every race has hate groups do not think that black panthers embrace the power of love to the world. Blacks protested to be integrated, the actions of races in North America is disgusting and every race has history. Go to my husbands country of Cuba and you will find next to 0 hate crimes between black/white because they are all Cubans, they are all trying to make it in an oppressed country. So sick the woe is me attitude, find peace, find a solution and find healthy ways of voicing change. Schools teach bits and pieces of history why would they teach just black history? Egyptian history? European history? Russian history? they have a short school year and have to cram in a lot of material so I would expect you would know that but no, everything has to be turned into race and racism. This article is disgusting in itself comparing a white hate group to jihadist? when ISIS is unleashing horrific crimes that cannot even be compared? how do you compare burning Kurdish soldiers in a cage to a hate crime in the streets of the US? Are you saying that yours and only yours alone race/problem is more important than someone being burned alive in a cage? can you answer that?

  8. so is black supremacy. Do not think it doesn't exist.

  9. TeeOh EnWhy says:

    Black supremacy? LOL.. paranoid delusion, at best. Sure, there are Black folk who feel Black is superior but the ideology has never turned into a organize violence (KKK, Aryan Nation, Minute Men, etc) against all other races. I've never heard nor seen Black people claim that all Jews should die or all Hispanics or all Asians. White supremacy aka American domestic terrorism aka extremist Christian terrorism is a far cry from any other violent movement in world history. Let's get some perspective on the issue, please and thank you.

    But, it's a nice way to try to usurp the issue. The response to you is.. so what? It doesn't help the conversation at all. It does serve to distract from the real issues.

    See, you got 2 answers. One to address the nonsense and another to recognize your effort to distract from important issues.

  10. Funkface Eam says:

    Pose? Let's tell the truth- Terrorist. It's sad when Your race gives You a way out. If they were a non-white American Citizens group they would be considered terrorist.

  11. Donna Boyd says:

    Savanna Jones Correa Shut Up!

  12. Donna Boyd says:

    Brad Richardson Your mama is a Neanderthal cave woman/demon seed.

  13. Donna Boyd says:

    Savanna Jones Correa First off in Cuba, there is discrimination of the "whiter" Cubans against the Black Cubans….there are documentaries that show this. Also, if you study the history of these white hate groups in the US; they hung, burned alive, cut off body parts as souvenirs of Black people; hung pregnant Black women, cutting out their unborn babies, & stomping the fetuses; feeding Black babies to alligators, aka, alligator bait; having picnic, aka, pick a nigger, lynching a Black male/female, & then having a party afterwards; the holiday thanksgiving is based on the demon seed coming to America killing the Indigenous people (man, woman, children) & then celebrating afterwards, aka, Thanksgiving; & I can go on………… There are documentaries out there, which provide this information. Many of these middle eastern "terrorist" groups were taught very well by the Western nations to do the things they do. These white hate groups have never gone away, they just went somewhat underground & assimilated into traditional professions that give them power & control over the people they hate, i.e. law enforcement, politicians, etc. When President Obama was elected, it just showed these racist Gentiles that there time was coming to an end & divine judgment against them & their seed was beginning….See Genesis 10/Table of Nations – Japheth/Gentile & Luke 21.

  14. John Blyth says:

    Black People, when it was the FBI's number one stated goal, as uncovered in the Senator Church investigations, to make sure to prevent a "black messiah" make sure that it is not your own govt who are behind these "lone wolves." If you do a littl bit of research, you will find that your govt is.

  15. savanna jones correa, has once again ditched the topic at hand for some boogyman crap created by your government that exists on another continent. stick to the topic.

  16. Why ask the same question being asked to you? As for definition , it's an act that causes others to be scared and constant fear. the best e.g. is the government of the United States Of America and their media , which keeps Americans in fear of terror/terrorists the whilst they coins false flags to further their causes.

  17. Kelly Wendel says:

    Savanna Jones Correa ; School is not church. School is school. I don't care what god you worship or don't worship, that god has no place in school.

  18. TeeOh EnWhy : I was about to respond to Savanna Correa's ill-conceived comment until I read yours. Your response was on point and well written. Keep it up.

  19. The subjects of this article will no doubt make their appearance known on this site with their usual brand of race based hate and ignorance. Their comments will appear immature and poorly written. Why? Racism erodes the ability of the Racist to reason and to engage intellectually in speech and written word. How does Racism do that? Racism does this because racism is not based on logic or reason. When the Racist begins to accept the illogical nature of racism and is exposed to it for prolonged periods of time his mind becomes closed and his ability to think and question becomes impaired. He needs the support of the like minded to keep reinforcing the mindset. Why? Because the human brain will always reject the illogical. The Racist, therefore, constantly have to be reminded of the archaic notions of racial superiority and hate that they hold dear. Thus, he ventures on social media with his renewed hate and attempts to shock those with open minds. Read the comments of the infected and you will clearly see evidence of my premise. Just a thought. Check out how they respond.

  20. Guidry Tokyo says:

    Martin Luther king a Dream nation shall rise now the only way this nation shall rise we all ask GOD what that plan is this is what GOD say hear his voice do not harden your hearts have FAITH in this MESSAGE and ask GOD what that plan is you did not ask to be in this world no way think about it. and u will see GOD plan

  21. I will not shut up because every one has a voice whether you think it is the right one or not. Every race is racist it is a fact not trying to distract important issues. I'm saying that what is happening with Jihadist like this article is comparing can not be compared with what's happening in the streets. Jihadists/Isis are a more important focus that people should be coming together to fight because the truth is they are posing a more dangerous threat at the moment. You can't tell me that street violence is more important than Kurdish prisoners being burned alive in cages? Paranoid delusion no you choose your history you choose what you want to believe exists. There are just as many black racists, east indian racists, muslim racists as there are white. You are very racist because you choose to see color instead of seeing past it. Though if you want to tell me there has never been a black racist *Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, Spike Lee* they aren't racist at all right? just a white person? you are uneducated and I feel sorry for people who come to this site to only dwell and swim in racism. This thread in itself is racist and its sad that you live in an area of the world where that is all you can see. Shame on you! My in laws are black-Cuban my husband said in his country he never saw any of this bullshit everyone lives together, works together, suffers together under the same politics, same oppression and that he was disgusted when he came here and saw the divide. When we walk down the street with our son you know who is the most racist towards us? take a guess it isn't the whites. So please do not group all colors into a specific category there are stupid people in every race and this article gives attention to a few racist pip squeaks and has the nerve to say they are more dangerous than jihadists? I am not blind to white supremacy that being said I live in Canada so I have no idea what it is like south of the border what I do know is that this article should have been about one thing (white supremacy) rather than comparing different spectrums how does one compare a group of ignorant young kids pictured in the photo above to a jihadist movement that is terrorizing the globe, killing kids, bombing, taking child brides, that is my point and that is my problem people separating when they should be coming together.

  22. KKK Wear Police Uniforms.

  23. Cuban 5 jailed in the states… 4 out of the 5 white 😉 considered terrorists.

  24. I understand that Kelly Wendel. I was referring to some ignorant person who said that "jews took God out of the classroom" I was saying government took it out. Athony Christopher what made your heart so cold and hurt? and so racist towards a human being or group of human beings who bleed red, I was not going away from the issue why didn't you see Cecil-Max-George comment the one that I was writing about? He makes uneducated biased comments yet you read mine and say they are uneducated, racist and ditching a topic? now I responded to a comment based on the topic. If you do not like the continent you live on you are more than welcome to choose another continent. It is not boogy man crap let me educate you sir. You go about your life thinking your race is not racist yet when my husband and I walk down the street with our son we have more comments from the black community than any community. My heart aches for you that you see color not people and that you are only able to love topics involving hate. I am sorry you were raised to dwell in violence and racist thoughts rather than coming together to fight against those who have terrible views.

  25. I understand that Kelly Wendel. I was referring to some ignorant person who said that "jews took God out of the classroom" I was saying government took it out. Athony Christopher what made your heart so cold and hurt? and so racist towards a human being or group of human beings who bleed red, I was not going away from the issue why didn't you see Cecil-Max-George comment the one that I was writing about? He makes uneducated biased comments yet you read mine and say they are uneducated, racist and ditching a topic? now I responded to a comment based on the topic. If you do not like the continent you live on you are more than welcome to choose another continent. It is not boogy man crap let me educate you sir. You go about your life thinking your race is not racist yet when my husband and I walk down the street with our son we have more comments from the black community than any community. My heart aches for you that you see color not people and that you are only able to love topics involving hate. I am sorry you were raised to dwell in violence and racist thoughts rather than coming together to fight against those who have terrible views.

  26. I understand that Kelly Wendel. I was referring to some ignorant person who said that "jews took God out of the classroom" I was saying government took it out. Athony Christopher what made your heart so cold and hurt? and so racist towards a human being or group of human beings who bleed red, I was not going away from the issue why didn't you see Cecil-Max-George comment the one that I was writing about? He makes uneducated biased comments yet you read mine and say they are uneducated, racist and ditching a topic? now I responded to a comment based on the topic. If you do not like the continent you live on you are more than welcome to choose another continent. It is not boogy man crap let me educate you sir. You go about your life thinking your race is not racist yet when my husband and I walk down the street with our son we have more comments from the black community than any community. My heart aches for you that you see color not people and that you are only able to love topics involving hate. I am sorry you were raised to dwell in violence and racist thoughts rather than coming together to fight against those who have terrible views.

  27. Kenneth Cummings you are a racist I will pray for you that God touches your heart and opens it to not only see the color of a person.

  28. Donna Boyd I will pray that you open your heart and see people, love not color. I came to this article because it popped up on my computer, I read it and realized this is a paper that is racist and biased and feeds on hatred, the commentators on here are nasty racist people and this paper is for uneducated people who have not seen the world. I don't know where everyone lives on this forum but if you were in Canada where I am you would see people here have a much different view. I do not need to shut up because I am saying racism is wrong, by you telling me to shut up you are stating that you stand for racism which makes you just as bad as a racist. I will pray for you.

  29. TeeOh EnWhy says:

    WTF is wrong with you Savanna?? This article is about racism in the police community. if you want to talk about the Kurds, go find that article and speak on it. Sticking to the topic doesn't mean people learn what… You know what? Savanna you are a waste of my time! Good bye.

  30. TeeOh EnWhy says:

    Sorry, I forgot what article I was reading I got so distracted by Savanna. That's what people like that do to serious discussions. People like Savanna are why we can't move forward on so many issues. #ignore

  31. Savanna Correa: What is a racist? Do you really know? A Racist is a person that supports, defends and promotes a system of Racism and benefits from that said system. Since, I do not support, defend or promote Racism or benefit from that said system, How can you call me a Racist? Is it because I have the audacity to speak out? Then I am proud to join the company of many that had. Was MLK a racist? Was Frederick Douglas a racist? Was Ida B Wells a Racist? These Black Americans spoke out against slavery, Lynching and Racial Inequality. Are they Racist too in need of God's touch? So, according to your fuzzy logic, Every Black person that ever spoke out against racism, bigotry and inequality was a RACIST. Thank you, your response clearly and unequivocally supports my original premise as to the debilitating effect Racism has on the Racist mind.

  32. Craig Burns says:

    That's a common deflection tactic….bring up some bs about what's going on in other countries.

  33. Craig Burns says:

    That's a common deflection tactic….bring up some bs about what's going on in other countries.

  34. TeeOh EnWhy You clearly haven't visited Baltimore lately. Ever heard of the "black-Zionists" who stand at the Artscape festival and claim "whitey" is to blame for everything… preach whitey should be exterminated and burn pictures of the so-called "white-Jesus". I'm not even from the USA… but I visited My black girlfriend there last year and saw it all. Granted they are a minority.. but so are these white morons.

  35. Stephen Wood: STUPIDITY and IGNORANCE are not exclusive to just one race or any one political faction. I can't speak for TeeOh EnWhy but you don't have to go just to Baltimore to see examples of Black people seeking attention and engaging in stupid and ignorant things. The major difference between these deluded groups of Black and White Morons is that the White Morons sometimes are armed and wearing Badges. Sometimes, Hate begets Hate. It's a cycle that simply feeds upon its self. It makes what you saw not right but at least understandable.

  36. I'm not scared the food chain doesn't stop cause I got eaten

  37. Jerome Zarks says:

    I'm just so sick and tired of all these people spreading hate. Can't we all just sit, talk, and laugh together? It's all fucking bullshit!

  38. Jerome Zarks says:

    I'm just so sick and tired of all these people spreading hate. Can't we all just sit, talk, and laugh together? It's all fucking bullshit!

  39. Ben Boodle says:

    Kenneth Cummings "A Racist is a person that supports, defends and promotes a system of Racism and benefits from that said system."

    That's actually not what a racist is. This is the problem with our culture today, somewhere down the line, you, and others like you, have been convinced, either by yourselves or other people, that this is what a racist is. A racist is simply someone who believes a certain race is superior to another. Not just someone whom you think is not operating with your best interests at heart.

    http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/english/racist

  40. Savanna Jones Correa Your last few sentences can easily be applied to you also. Both ISIS and these groups are bad, but to say that ISIS is worst and wanting to go there and fix that problem while simultaneously attempting to condemn anyone who even thinks of wanting to fix domestic problems when the world looks at us in disgust for the way we are here (For shit like shit article is addressing) is just plain illogical and pointless. You wouldn't go over to your neighbors house, address they have a problem worst than yours and attempt to fix it while simultaneously acting like your house is fine when everyone can see its shit clearly through the windows. There's nothing wrong with stating our problems here are worst than that of ISIS because for some (Like me I'm African American) ISIS poses a non-existent threat but I've dealt with the racism first hand. It's nice America wants to look superior and be the "good guy" but we've got problems here that other countries don't even remotely have simply because racism towards minorities is so ridiculously ingrained here. You are right that ISIS actions are, in essence, worst, but sadly you don't address that they're different (and more importantly that they're affects on those who you are responding to are clearly different). They act on a skewed view of their religion that's twisted the literal meanings of their holy book. They attack anyone who doesn't accept their views period. It's different from the institutionalized racism here in America. ISIS is bad, but they still accept black and light-skin volunteers to fight or whatever OVERSEAS. These groups the article addresses just do what they do to hurt minorities HERE period. So no, they can't be ignored no matter how bad ISIS is, and you can't use ISIS to undermine the fight against institutionalized racism with such logic-less deflections.

  41. I would like to ask you guys and gals a question that is very perplexing to me. First of all I believe were all in this together more than we want to admit. I believe that we all believe that each others lives matter.we all are Americans. John, I read the complete article. I know what it's about. Their point is that every 34 days some form of "domestic terrorist" incident took place or was disrupted. That's disturbing, of course. Were there deaths mentioned? I didn't see one single mention of a death. non-at least that could be contributed by these fragment groups that they describe. Yet, in those same short 34 days, on average 559 blacks would've been killed by other blacks during that period. I NEVER hear Holder or the DOJ report those lives lost. THIS should be extremely disturbing to ALL of us, and I would THINK would be near the top of the focus of the DOJ!

  42. I would like to ask you guys and gals a question that is very perplexing to me. First of all I believe were all in this together more than we want to admit. I believe that we all believe that each others lives matter.we all are Americans. John, I read the complete article. I know what it's about. Their point is that every 34 days some form of "domestic terrorist" incident took place or was disrupted. That's disturbing, of course. Were there deaths mentioned? I didn't see one single mention of a death. non-at least that could be contributed by these fragment groups that they describe. Yet, in those same short 34 days, on average 559 blacks would've been killed by other blacks during that period. I NEVER hear Holder or the DOJ report those lives lost. THIS should be extremely disturbing to ALL of us, and I would THINK would be near the top of the focus of the DOJ!

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