The Federal Bureau of Investigations defines the term “domestic terrorism” as follows:
Violent, criminal acts committed by individuals and/or groups to further ideological goals stemming from domestic influences, such as those of a political, religious, social, racial, or environmental nature.
It doesn’t take logical leaps and bounds to arrive at the conclusion that Antifa groups and actors are, in fact, terrorists, by this very definition.
They’re actually pretty open about their intentions to use violence to further their ideological goals.
Now, their apologists on the left will try to say that there is no central “Antifa” organization. So? It doesn’t have to be structured with a CEO and Board of Directors and other corporate officers to be considered organized. Even if this were true (which is highly debatable) well-organized or not, there are riotous, criminal mobs that have been raging in the streets of our nation’s cities for months on end, inflicting violence to further ideological goals.
There is no doubt that, were there loosely-organized groups of white supremacists causing as much damage as “Antifa,” no one would be splitting hairs over whether they were a national organization or several loose factions.
Any group of people who share a collective narrative and clearly intend to do damage to public property, private citizens, and officers of the peace in an effort to make an ideological point is a terrorist group.
And it is the FBI’s duty to address this terrorist threat and quell it. This is the United States of America. Are we seriously going to just sit on our hands while terrorists run wild on our streets?!
This is what Americans are asking as FBI Director Christopher Wray appears to be asleep on the job as terrorists yet again strike in a major U.S. city.
This week, rioters took to the streets of Louisville, KY in the wake of a grand jury decision that the officers involved in Brionna Taylor’s death in March were not guilty of murder.
There were crickets from Wray.
Where is Christopher Wray right now? What is the FBI even doing? Two police officers shot. They have no clue. Another Vegas, another Pulse Nightclub, the FBI can't do anything other than harass and spy on Trump supporters. F*ck this shitty ass organization to Hell!
— Cernovich (@Cernovich) September 24, 2020
Earlier this month The Post-Millenial notes, Wray echoed the same narrative that Antifa’s apologists use, saying that the unrest “does not appear to be organized or attributed to one particular group or even movement.” Does he have that opinion about lone wolf American ISIS sympathizers who raise money or run radicalizing websites here? In a congressional hearing held recently about organized violence he said that the FBI focuses on the violence not the ideology of a movement. What? The ideology is the driver of the violence, Mr. Wray.
“Antifa is a real thing. It’s not a group or an organization. It’s a movement, or an ideology may be one way of thinking of it,” Wray went on to say, prompting Texas Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R) to accuse him of reducing Antifa to a mere ideology, which is exactly what Antifa adherents themselves say. It doesn’t matter what you say about Antifa, they’re still terrorizing our streets and it is the FBI’s job to take this seriously. The FBI doesn’t have that weak attitude about so-called right-wing militia groups who they label as domestic terror threats.
The Federalist’s Mollie Hemingway also called the bureau out for failing to address Antifa when a video went viral showing a U-Haul truck well-stocked with Antifa signs and street battle equipment being swarmed by black-clad “protesters” ahead of the Louisville violence Wednesday night.
To state the obvious, this is why recent FBI inferences about there being no organization to these riots is impossible to believe. https://t.co/s45ZAlqBoF
— Mollie (@MZHemingway) September 23, 2020
The city of Louisville was put in a state of emergency ahead of the grand jury decision, federal buildings closed and boarded up, and business owners downtown put on edge as they faced the very real possibility that their establishments would be destroyed by these…say it with me now…terrorists.
Wake up, Wray, or get out.