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    Homeland Security Says Returning War Vets Potential 'Right Wing Extremists'
    Report; Posted on: 2009-04-13 15:35:24 [ Printer friendly / Instant flyer ]
    White vets in government cross hairs? This has the Southern Poverty Law Center and the Anti Defamation League written all over it. -- Ed.

    Rightwing Extremism: Current Economic and Political Climate Fueling Resurgence in Radicalization and Recruitment.

    The report from DHS' Office of Intelligence and Analysis defines right-wing extremism in the U.S. as "divided into those groups, movements and adherents that are primarily hate-oriented (based on hatred of particular religious, racial or ethnic groups) and those that are mainly anti-government, rejecting federal authority in favor of state or local authority, or rejecting government authority entirely. It may include groups and individuals that are dedicated to a single issue, such as opposition to abortion or immigration."

    "[T]he consequences of a prolonged economic downturn – including real estate foreclosures, unemployment and an inability to obtain credit – could create a fertile recruiting environment for right-wing extremists and even result in confrontations between such groups and government authorities similar to those in the past," the report says.




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