West Point study demonizes “far right” as terrorists

West Point study

Our soldiers are forbidden from criticizing Islam but a West Point study calls Americans on the political right “terrorists.”

Michael Carl of WND alerts us to a new West Point study released by the U.S. Military Academy’s Combating Terrorism Center which should ring alarm bells.

The study, “Challengers from the Sidelines: Understanding America’s Violent Far-Right,” links the “far right” to terrorism. By “far right,” the study includes members of “a racist/white supremacy movement, an anti-federalist movement and a fundamentalist movement,” the latter referring to those who are pro-life and anti-abortion.

The author of the West Point study, Arie Perliger, cites “anti-abortionists” as an active terrorist threat. He writes:

“The anti-abortionists have been extremely productive during the last two decades, amassing 227 attacks, many of them perpetrated without the responsible perpetrators identified or caught. And while, in both cases, the 1990s were more violent than the last decade, in the case of anti-abortion, the trend is much more extreme, as 90 percent of attacks were perpetrated before 2001.”

American Life League President Judie Brown believes this is a smear tactic.

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Here’s the summary of the study on the website “Combating Terrorism Center at Westpoint”:

Challengers from the Sidelines: Understanding America’s Violent Far-Right

Jan 15, 2013

Author: Arie Perliger

In the last few years, and especially since 2007, there has been a dramatic rise in the number of attacks and violent plots originating from individuals and groups who self-identify with the far-right of American politics. These incidents cause many to wonder whether these are isolated attacks, an increasing trend, part of increasing societal violence, or attributable to some other condition. To date, however, there has been limited systematic documentation and analysis of incidents of American domestic violence.

This study provides a conceptual foundation for understanding different far-right groups and then presents the empirical analysis of violent incidents to identify those perpetrating attacks and their associated trends. Through a comprehensive look at the data, this study addresses three core questions:

(1) What are the main current characteristics of the violence produced by the far right?

(2) What type of far-right groups are more prone than others to engage in violence? How are characteristics of particular far-right groups correlated with their tendency to engage in violence?

(3) What are the social and political factors associated with the level of far-right violence? Are there political or social conditions that foster or discourage violence?

It is important to note that this study concentrates on those individuals and groups who have actually perpetuated violence and is not a comprehensive analysis of the political causes with which some far-right extremists identify. While the ability to hold and appropriately articulate diverse political views is an American strength, extremists committing acts of violence in the name of those causes undermine the freedoms that they purport to espouse.

Here’s the study in PDF. I’ve saved the document in FOTM’s media library, so if you can’t access the study on the web, click here: ChallengersFromtheSidelines.

See also the demonization of the Right by other agencies of the Obama regime:

H/t FOTM’s Miss May

~Eowyn

13 responses to “West Point study demonizes “far right” as terrorists

  1. Reblogged this on Loopyloo's and commented:
    This is a prime example of how far those that support the culture of death will go to demonize those who support life. Evil is hard at work trying to convince it’s supporters that it is winning, but we have read the Book, evil loses and those that support it stand in judgment before our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. He sees their evil and His judgment is final!

  2. Never thought I would see the day a person advocates fiscal responsibility and loves freedom would be considered ” terrorists ” . Pretty sad state of affairs , isn’t it ? As to ” F.B.I. director and assassinations ” ; doesn’t that give you a warm , fuzzy feeling all over !!!!

  3. This reminds me of when the Clintons corrupted the FBI by using them to make an enemies list.

  4. Building up the military to believe that Americans are the enemy.
    Makes me SICK.

    * I added you all to my roll, its #15 under my fav blog :D
    Have a GREAT weekend.

    Deliver us from this evil Lord.

  5. Muslims run NASA and West Point now. God Bless this mess and the Christians who let it happen; w/o speaking up!

  6. Jesus warned us, “Woe to those who call evil, good and good, evil.” West Point better watch out now; they’re messing with JESUS now!

  7. Reblogged this on Catholic Glasses and commented:
    West Point & NASA is run by the Muslim Brotherhood here in the USA – thanks to Open Immigration of Muslim, Terrorists’ Sleeper Cells here in the United States. Coldwater, MI has a training camp: armed to the teeth; with automatic weapons and more. Thx 2 O-Bozo!

  8. Ah, careerist opportunists who “just follow orders”… I’m glad Stalin just didn’t promise to triple the per diem rate with some of these folk.

  9. “Lew, the West Point professor who is teaching the cadets there that believers in the traditional American Jeffersonian/Madisonian philosophy of federalism and limited constitutional government are potential terrorists is one Arie Perliger. His course materials come from the left-wing hate group known as the Southern Poverty Law Center which, as you know, is in the business of accusing all critics of unlimited, totalitarian, governmental power of being suspected criminals or terrorists.

    Perliger earned his Ph.D. in political science from the University of Haifa in Israel, after which he was the Golda Meir Fellow at Hebrew University. A Jewish-American businessman then sponsored a professorship for him at a New York university, after which he ended up at West Point. They obviously don’t teach anything about the American traditions of liberty or classical liberalism at the University of Haifa or Hebrew University. The commies at the Southern Poverty Law Center are of course sworn enemies of the American constitutionalist tradition.”

    http://www.lewrockwell.com/blog/lewrw/archives/130949.html?utm_medium=twitter&utm_source=twitterfeed

  10. More of ‘Agenda 21’… OathKeepers will have a response in the next couple of days.

  11. Thank you Dr. Eowyn for this remarkable post. It is unconscienable that those of us who are against abortion, which includes the doctrine of the Catholic Church, are now defined as terrorists, especially since we are those individuals and the Church that stands for the dignity of life in all of its stages, notwithstanding many other Christians and Christian religions. This has occurred as a result of the Obama regime and his evil agenda. This is sickening and heart-breaking.

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