FBI Wants Public To Ratchet Up Awareness Of Home-Grown Extremists

Says If You See Something That Seems Out Of Place, Call The Agency ASAP

ELIZABETH, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — An al Qaeda cell striking again in the United States is always an active concern of the FBI.

But, the agency says there’s another growing threat — home-grown loners with extreme views, carrying out attacks like the one we saw in Norway, reports CBS 2’s Christine Sloan.

Jared Loughner was charged with killing six people and shooting Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords in an Arizona pharmacy. Andres Behring Breivik stands accused in the massacre that left 68 dead at a youth camp in Norway. James Von Brunn, who opened fire in Washington’s holocaust museum, killed a security guard.

All three had one thing in common.

“The home-grown extremist, that person who becomes radicalized most often on the Internet and decides that individually they’re going to strike out,” said Michael Ward, the FBI’s Special Agent in Charge in Newark.

Ward said it’s the radical, the loner his agency is concerned about more so than domestic extremist groups.

“Those individuals on the fringe that a part of these groups, who say, you know this group is not aggressive enough. The rhetoric is not strong enough. I want to do more,” Ward said.

Holding extreme beliefs is not illegal. It’s protected by the constitution. But it’s when those individuals cross the line that the FBI wants everyone to get involved.

“We really rely on the good sense of the public. If they see or hear something and it makes the hair on their back stand up, then it’s something we would be interested in,” Ward said.

Ward said the FBI begins investigations when it identifies a threat, like in the case of a militia group called the “Hutaree,” based in Michigan. Seven of its members were charged with plotting to kill law enforcement officials.

In that case it was another militia group that alerted authorities. The FBI said if you think something is not right make a phone call. It’s better to be safe than sorry.

The FBI said it follows up on all credible tips.

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  • kendra

    if they would have done that earlier then maybe so many lives would not have been lost the way it was.

  • Dakotahgeo, Pastor/Chaplain

    LOLOL…oh my, heh heh heh. I’m not too sure about your “ass”umptions, multi. They seem to be thriving very, very well and doing tremendous amounts of good for people. Sorry to disappoint you. We may even have served you some meals in our hot lunch programs…so be thankful, my man! Smiles!

  • Robbo

    Everybody says there is this RACE problem. Everybody says this RACE problem will be solved when the third world pours into EVERY white country and ONLY into white countries.

    The Netherlands and Belgium are more crowded than Japan or Taiwan, but nobody says Japan or Taiwan will solve this RACE problem by bringing in millions of third worlders and quote assimilating unquote with them.

    Everybody says the final solution to this RACE problem is for EVERY white country and ONLY white countries to “assimilate,” i.e., intermarry, with all those non-whites.

    What if I said there was this RACE problem and this RACE problem would be solved only if hundreds of millions of non-blacks were brought into EVERY black country and ONLY into black countries?

    How long would it take anyone to realize I’m not talking about a RACE problem. I am talking about the final solution to the BLACK problem?

    And how long would it take any sane black man to notice this and what kind of psycho black man wouldn’t object to this?

    But if I tell that obvious truth about the ongoing program of genocide against my race, the white race, Liberals and respectable conservatives agree that I am a naziwhowantstokillsixmillionjews.

    They say they are anti-racist. What they are is anti-white.

    Anti-racist is a code word for anti-white.


      Robbo; you are 100% correct.
      White people in their home nations wake up and smell the coffee!!!!!
      White need to be more active in media to curtail this zionist spin on everything.
      Also don’t pay to see a movie out of hollywierd.

      wvwnews.net (wesstern voices world news)

  • John

    “Ward said the FBI begins investigations when it identifies a threat, like in the case of a militia group called the “Hutaree,” based in Michigan. Seven of its members were charged with plotting to kill law enforcement officials.”

    Yes, and all 7 were acquitted/found not guilty by the courts. But hey, when White people stand accused they’re guilty either way right? Enough to still make mention of them and continue the slander right?

    • Italian Stallion

      The Hutteree should have thought of that BEFORE they were caught and charged. Now they will ALWAYS be marked whether they are guilty or not, as it should be. Harrass them to death if need be.

  • mit

    In other words, they’re going after unhappy white guys. Forget the terrorists and illegals. Go for American citizens!

    • Dakotahgeo, Pastor/Chaplain

      Well, yes, that also, thank goodness. Plenty of red meat in the Southeast and Southwest USA.
      Thank you for your efforts. Timothy McVeigh and the sovreign citizens and Tea-publican Taliban come to mind, for starters.

  • Dakotahgeo, Pastor/Chaplain

    That being said, we have a FBI member in our church who follows up on all leads and suspicious remarks on the internet. I signed a waver for them to do just that!

    • Dakotahgeo, Pastor/Chaplain

      Oops! *waiver*


        Pastor unga bunga:

        You and your ” church” will rot in HELL !

      • Dakotahgeo, Pastor/haplain

        Poor multiculturalism. What you do not realize below is that it is not “my” church. The church is sooo much bigger than you or myself. Blessedly, that we will will rot in hell (or HELL, as you state) simply will not happen. With your statement you prove that you have no idea what you are talking about. In fact, from your statements above, “you” and your type are exactly the persons we target for investigations. You certainly are smarter than that, I would hope. Blessings and Peace, multi.
        Dakotahgeo, M.Div. Pastor/Chaplain

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