This is quite rich considering the most recent domestic terror case involved a man egged on by the Southern Poverty Law Center. Yet for some reason they’re still a go-to media source whenever they need to gin up fear.
“As President Obama enters his second term with an agenda of gun control and immigration reform, the rage on the right is likely to intensify,” the center’s senior fellow Mark Potok writes in the report.
For some odd reason there’s no mention of the domestic terrorists on the left. Just wild allegations about “rightwing militias” and the like.
The rhetoric and threat of domestic terrorist plots mirror the mood observed in the six months before the Oklahoma City bombing, a domestic terror attack in 1995 by anti-government militia sympathizer Timothy McVeigh that killed 168 people, center President J. Richard Cohen says in a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder and Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano.
“In the last four years we have seen a tremendous increase in the number of conspiracy-minded, anti-government groups as well as in the number of domestic terrorist plots,” Cohen writes. “We now also are seeing ominous threats from those who believe that the government is poised to take their guns.”
Now where would anyone of these wild-eyed radicals get the idea anyone want to confiscate their guns?