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Published On: Tue, Apr 9th, 2013

Army briefing on Extremists to US Military says ‘evangelical Christians are number 1’ threat

Soldiers in the U.S. military have been told in a training briefing that evangelical Christians are the No. 1 extremist threat to America – ahead of groups like the Muslim Brotherhood, KKK, Nation of Islam, al-Qaida, Hamas and others. (see slide below)

photo/Michael Tracey

photo/Michael Tracey

“Men and women of faith who have served the Army faithfully for centuries shouldn’t be likened to those who have regularly threatened the peace and security of the United States,” said Col. (Ret.) Ron Crews, executive director of the Chaplain Alliance for Religious Liberty.

“It is dishonorable for any U.S. military entity to allow this type of wrongheaded characterization. It also appears that some military entities are using definitions of ‘hate’ and ‘extreme’ from the lists of anti-Christian political organizations. That violates the apolitical stance appropriate for the military.”

The material mentions neo-Nazis, the KKK and other white supremacist organizations. Pictures are shown on various slides of people in Klan attire and Nazi flags. The significance of gang tattoos, and racist acronyms and the significance of numbers were also discussed.

While the material on gangs and racist organizations is similar to what one might receive from a local police briefing on gang issues, after teaching on neo-Nazis in the military such as Timothy McVeigh, the material makes an amazing link.

A slide titled “Religious Extremism” lists multiple organizations such as the Muslim Brotherhood, al-Qaida, Hamas, the Nation of Islam, the Ku Klux Klan and the Christian Identity movement as examples of extremist groups – the first group on the list is evangelical Christianity. Catholicism and ultra-orthodox Judaism are also on the list of religious extremist organizations.

The briefing, which was given to an Army reserve unit in Pennsylvania, came from a U.S. Army Reserve Equal Opportunity training brief titled “Extremism and Extremist Organizations.”

Lists of groups kept by the Southern Poverty Law Center was key to the presentation. This is the same SPLC which spawned the “Chick-Fil-A backpack terrorist” who used the list to develop a target list.

Here’s a short quote:

The number of hate groups, extremists and anti‐govt organizations in the U.S. has
continued to grow over the past three years, according to reports by the Southern Poverty
Law Center.

They increased to 1,018 in 2011, up from 1,002 in 2010 and 602 in 2000.
The striking rise is fueled by the superheated fears generated by economic dislocation, a
proliferation of demonizing conspiracy theories, the changing racial make‐up of America
and the prospect of 4 more years under a black president who many on the far right view
as an enemy to their country country.
The rise in hate crimes and extremismoutside themilitarymay be an indication of internal
issues allservices will have to face…

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    […] Army briefing on Extremists to US Military says 'evangelical Christians are …The Global DispatchSoldiers in the U.S. military have been told in a training briefing that evangelical Christians are the No. 1 extremist threat to America – ahead of groups like the Muslim Brotherhood, KKK, Nation of Islam, al-Qaida, Hamas and others. (see slide below) … […]

  4. CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON says:

    AS I AGE, MY EYES CONTINUE TO DETERIORATE.

    BUT, I JUST TOOK A CLOSE LOOK AT THE “RELIGIOUS EXTREMISM-” AND “PENNSYLVANIA HATE GROUPS-” CHARTS WHICH ACCOMPANY THIS ARTICLE.

    OF COURSE, I DO NOT KNOW HOW MANY Afrocentric blacks READ Global Dispatch; BUT, I ASSUME NOT MANY SINCE NO ONE HAS COMMENTED ON Nation of Islam’s appearance ON BOTH OF THESE CHARTS. HMN ….. PENNSYLVANIA C-A-L-L-S THE ORGANIZATION’S MEMBERS, “Black Separatists?” I THINK Nation of Islam WOULD SAY IT HAS A BETTER “PULSE” OF Black America THAN, NAACP AND Southern Baptist Convention.

    LOOK PEOPLE, I AM “anti-black;” BUT, IF ONLINE MEDIA IS A VIABLE SOCIAL MEDIUM, Afrocentric blacks SHOULD NOT ALLOW CAUCASIANS TO DEFINE THEM. THEY CALL THEMSELVES, “African-Americans.” SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA WAS ALREADY COLONIZED BY ISLAMIC FORCES BEFORE THE EUROPEAN SLAVE-TRADE. IN OTHER WORDS, ISLAM HAS MORE LEGITIMACY FOR “African-Americans” THAN, CHRISTIANITY. BEING AFRAID TO CONFRONT CAUCASIANS IS NO REASON TO AVOID A “SELF-ESTEEM BASED” RESPONSE TO THIS ATTACK.

    I STAND BY CAUCASIANS BECAUSE I VALUE THEM; BUT, Y’ALL [black folks] DID NOT MAKE THAT CHOICE.

    CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON

  5. CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON says:

    LAST NIGHT, I WATCHED DOCUMENTARIES ON White Supremacy WHICH HAD BEEN PUBLISHED ONLINE – Robert Jay Mathews AND The Order [FROM, ABC News’ “Turning Point” (1985)] AND Professor William Pierce of National Alliance [FROM CBS News’ “60 Minutes” (1996)].

    IT IS MY UNDERSTANDING CAUCASIANS WHO ARE CHRISTIAN BELIEVE THIS NATION IS DOOMED BECAUSE ITS PEOPLE HAVE TURNED AWAY FROM “god.” THESE CAUCASIAN CHRISTIANS SAW SLAVERY AS AN OPPORTUNITY TO BRING NEGROES TO “Jesus Christ;” AND, Ku Klux Klan WANTED TO FURTHER THAT EFFORT AFTER SLAVERY WAS ABOLISHED.

    SO, IN 2013, THERE SEEMS TO BE SOME CAUCASIANS WHO WANT TO CONTRADICT THEIR HISTORY. FOR THEM, BEING CHRISTIAN AND LIBERAL MEANS BEING KIND TO RACIAL-/RELIGIOUS-/SEXUAL-MINORITIES AND RIDICULING CHRISTIAN CONSERVATIVES WHO BELIEVE IN INDIVIDUAL EFFORT, HARD WORK AND AN ABOLISHMENT OF AFFIRMATIVE ACTION.

    IF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT IS GOING TO TARGET PIOUS CHRISTIANS AND LABEL THEM “terrorists,” THEN, HOW WILL THEY BE ISOLATED FROM CAUCASIAN LIBERALS WHO ALSO CLAIM CHRISTIAN PIETY?

    CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON

    • CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON says:

      IT IS MY SINCERE HOPE I HAVE DONE NOTHING TO HARM CAUCASIANS AND THIS IS AN UNFORTUNATE COINCIDENCE – I JUST TRIED TO RE-ACCESS THE ABC News- AND CBS News- documentaries ON White Supremacy – I CAN NOT FIND THESE VIDEOS.

      IN ADDITION, I JUST TRIED TO MAKE AN ONLINE FINANCIAL CONTRIBUTION TO CAUCASIAN MALES HOUSED IN FEDERAL PRISONS ON ALLEGED CHARGES OF White Supremacist activity; YET, IN ORDER TO MAKE THE DONATION, YOU MUST HAVE THE INDIVIDUAL INMATE’S IDENTIFICATION INFORMATION. HOW DO CAUCASIANS EXPECT SOMEONE FROM THE PUBLIC TO SHOW KINDNESS TO THEIR CAUSE?

      LOOK CAUCASIANS, I FULLY ACKNOWLEDGE I AM NEGRO MALE. AN ONLINE FINANCIAL TRANSACTION OCCURS IN CYBERSPACE. [My money spends just as good as the White Man’s money ….. why not take it?].

      I WOULD NEVER DO ANYTHING TO HURT A White Man; I AM GRATEFUL FOR EVERYTHING HE HAS DONE FOR ME. I ONLY WANTED TO SHOW FINANCIAL KINDNESS. BUT, I UNDERSTAND YOUR APPREHENSION.

      CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON

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