February 21, 2015 Posted by Daryl Johnson Domestic Terrorism

WASHINGTON, [DC]--They're carrying out sporadic terror attacks on police, have threatened attacks on government buildings and reject government authority. A new intelligence assessment, circulated by the Department of Homeland Security this month and reviewed by CNN, focuses on the domestic terror threat from right-wing sovereign citizen extremists and comes as the Obama administration holds a White House conference to focus efforts to fight violent extremism. Some federal and local law enforcement groups view the domestic terror threat from sovereign citizen groups as equal to -- and in some cases greater than -- the threat from foreign Islamic terror groups, such as ISIS, that garner more   

February 18, 2015 Posted by Daryl Johnson Hate Crime-General

HOUSTON, [TX]--He hated Muslims. That's what police say suspected arsonist Darryl Ferguson told someone just moments before setting last week's fire at an Islamic center in southeast Houston. Today, Ferguson might have to explain himself in court. Ferguson will be back in court after making an appearance before a judge late last night. Investigators say moments before the fire, Ferguson was caught on surveillance video telling a convenience store clerk that he, "hated Muslims" and "They got what they deserve and things happen for a reason." View More>>  

February 17, 2015 Posted by Daryl Johnson Hate Crime-General

TAMPA, [FL]--Defendant Clay Allred sat patiently in court waiting for his case to be called on Tuesday. State prosecutors say six months ago, Allred was urinating at a checkout counter and pointing a gun at a clerk in the parking lot. The clerk says Allred shouted "I don't like your people" at him. "He's alleged to have pointed a firearm at the guy, and crying, offered him $100 dollars, and as he left, discharged a few rounds in the air," said Allred's attorney. In Allred's car, police found an AK-47 rifle, two handguns, ammo clips, kevlar helmet, two-way radio, military gear, incuding camo pants, knives a gasmask, a back pack, among other items. Store clerk Qadratullah Hassan believes Allr  

February 16, 2015 Posted by Daryl Johnson Hate Crime-General

WEST WARWICK, [RI]--Muslim activists called Sunday for a federal civil rights investigation after a nonprofit Muslim school in Rhode Island was vandalized with obscene graffiti. The Islamic School of Rhode Island in West Warwick show doors and walls spray-painted with the phrases "Die Pig" and "F--- Allah Now This Is A Hate Crime" on Saturday night. West Warwick Police said that the defacement went "beyond normal vandalism" and that the perpetrator wrote "senseless, hateful comments." Citing a "recent spike in anti-Muslim hate rhetoric and bias-motivated attacks on American Muslims and their institutions," the Council on American-Islamic Relations called the vandalism a hate crime, urging t  

February 13, 2015 Posted by Daryl Johnson Chronology of Extremist Attacks/Plots

HOUSTON, [TX]—An early morning fire Friday at an Islamic center in southeast Houston appears to be intentionally set, February 13, 2015. View More>>  

February 13, 2015 Posted by Daryl Johnson Media Interviews

UNITED STATES, [US]--As the White House prepares to host a major summit examining the threat of violent extremism next week, a Southern Poverty Law Center study of domestic terrorism released today finds that the vast majority of this violence is coming from “lone wolves” or “leaderless resistance” groups composed of no more than two people. The report - Age of the Lone Wolf: A Study of the Rise of Lone Wolf and Leaderless Resistance Terrorism - examines more than 60 domestic terror incidents. Almost three-quarters of the incidents were carried out, or planned, by a lone wolf, a single person acting without accomplices. Ninety percent of the incidents were the work of no more than tw  

February 13, 2015 Posted by Daryl Johnson Suspicious Activity

HOUSTON, [TX]--A fire burned an Islamic center Friday morning in southeast Houston. The one-alarm blaze broke out about 5:30 a.m. at the building on FM 1959 near Gulfstream Park, according to the Houston Fire Department. Firefighters gained an upper hand on the flames about 40 minutes later. The building is an Islamic institute. No injuries were reported. Investigators were at the scene trying to determine what sparked the blaze. View More>>  

February 12, 2015 Posted by Daryl Johnson Domestic Terrorism

UNITED STATES, [US]--Back in 2009, before the Kenyan Muslim Usurper had used his magic non-leadership to take over America fully, Homeland Security secretary Janet Napolitano made the unremarkable point that there were some armed and seriously unhinged people out there with very strange views about the United States government, and about black people, and about any number of other topics. She also pointed out that several groups of these bystic knights of the deer camp actively were trolling for members in the armed forces. This set off a wild chorus of harmonic butt-hurt among American conservatives, both in office and out; most notably among the latter was rage-triggered human reflux disea  

February 12, 2015 Posted by Daryl Johnson Hate Crime-General

CHAPEL HILL, [NC]--The mayor of Chapel Hill, N.C., said Wednesday that the college town has been "rocked" by the shooting deaths of three Muslim students that the father of two of the victims calls a "hate crime." The fatal shootings have sparked condemnation from a national Muslim civil liberties group and triggered a Twitter uproar over allegations of anti-Muslim bias. The victims, all shot in the head, were identified about 2 a.m. Wednesday as Deah Shaddy Barakat, 23, and his wife, Yusor Mohammad, 21, of Chapel Hill, and her sister, Razan Mohammad Abu-Salha, 19, of Raleigh, police said. Craig Stephen Hicks, 46, who turned himself in to authorities, has been charged with three counts of fi  

February 11, 2015 Posted by Daryl Johnson Hate Crime-General

CHAPEL HILL, [NC]--A gunman who had posted anti-religious messages on Facebook and quarreled with neighbors was charged with killing three young Muslims in what police said on Wednesday was a dispute over parking and possibly a hate crime. Craig Stephen Hicks, 46, a full-time paralegal student from Chapel Hill, was charged with first-degree murder in Tuesday's shootings around 5 p.m. two miles (three km) from the University of North Carolina campus. The victims were newlyweds Deah Shaddy Barakat, 23, a University of North Carolina dental student, and his wife Yusor Mohammad, 21, and Yusor's sister, Razan Mohammad Abu-Salha, 19. All were involved in humanitarian aid programs. The suspect, in