I was tipped off to this topic today because a "law" had been passed by the government to define who a 'right wing extremist' was. My co-worker came up to me and was shaking his head that belief in an 'end of days' scenario classified him as an extremist. I was a bit surprised, realizing there are millions of Americans who feel the Bible is the word of God (and speaks of such scenarios), so I did a little digging and came up with the DHS pdf. It isn't a law, so that rumor was debunked, but it has some very distressing language in it. To be fair and honest, there is a 'left wing extremist' pdf as well identifying potential 'left wing extremist' activity. Both docs are worth a look.
There are a few sections which baked my noodle. The biggest is the one I mentioned above; that all Christian folk who believe in putting a little food/ammo by or believing in 'end of days' scenarios are now possibly 'right wing extremists'. True, they do throw a single bone out to us right wing folk who believe in God-- one paltry attempt at saying there are legitimate honest law abiding types who just want to be allowed to defend their family and property from criminals: "Both right wing extremists and law-abiding citizens share a belief that rising crime rates attributed to a slumping economy make the purchase of legitimate firearms a wise move at this time."
Way to go DHS, way to go. Seems awfully paranoid on their part to me. And I dislike the fact that I could be potentially profiled by their dossier. Shame on you guys for lumping in a majority of God fearing Americans with possible terrorists and extremists.
The above pdf is compliments of foxnews.com: