Sunday, February 12, 2017

WI GOP Cong. Duffy's fresh extreme ignorance

Trying to repair a self-inflicted and perhaps fatal wound to a possible 2018 US Senate bid after alleging a near-absence of white-inspired terrorism - - which produced the predictable, fact-based media backlash - - Wisconsin GOP and Captain Oblivious Sean Duffy, (R-Wausau),
Sean Duffy, Official Portrait, 112th Congress.jpg
issued a clarification, but is still minimizing the extent of white-inspired and domestic terrorism:
The first distinction is that the travel ban aims to prevent ISIS operatives from entering the United States, whereas white extremists are already here, Duffy said. Second, ISIS has more of a structure and organization than the white extremism movement, which is somewhat amorphous, Duffy claimed.
All to stay on the right side of Trump's wrong and now blocked Muslim travel ban.

Tip to Duffy: Having to clarify your remarks after overlooking dozens of white-perpetrated terrorist crimes, including a highly-publicized 2012 mass murder at a Wisconsin Sikh Temple in a Milwaukee suburb by a white supremacist is the mark of a thoughtless, careless and uniformed political amateur.

Duffy is right about one thing: white extremists are already here. A lot of them.

So is Duffy going to tell us how he proposes to deal with known Nazi groups and other hate organizations identified in Wisconsin on this map among nearly 900 operating in the US, according to the experts on this subject - - the Southern Poverty Law Center.

And here's more recommended reading for the Congressman - - this lengthy Newsweek investigation from a year ago which undermines Duffy's 'clarification.'


“Law enforcement agencies in the United States consider anti-government violent extremists, not radicalized Muslims, to be the most severe threat of political violence that they face,” the Triangle Center on Terrorism and Homeland Security reported this past June, based on surveys of 382 law enforcement groups.

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