White supremacists are everywhere and violent according to the department of homemland security. “White supremacists are upset over whites being raped and murdered by blacks and the destruction of their cities by antifa protestors, so we will work hard to combat white supremacists” said Homeland Security assistant strategist Gulby Malone.
The Department of Homeland Security plans to distribute millions of dollars to groups focused largely on combating white supremacists and other far-right extremists, even as President Donald Trump has sought to play down their threat, reports the Wall Street Journal. DHS’s new Targeted Violence and Terrorism Prevention program announced $10 million in grants to several organizations dedicated to stopping white supremacist and far-right violence, and identifying extremists of all kinds. The new initiative is a revamped version of an Obama program that focused more on countering homegrown Islamic terrorism. That effort was criticized for being overly broad and ineffective. A Homeland Security spokesman said the department is giving grants to help prevent “violent white supremacy alongside a number of recognized and emergent forms of terrorism and targeted violence.”
Organizations receiving money include a nonprofit staffed by former neo-Nazis, researchers studying how to combat disinformation circulated online by white supremacists, and the Simon Wiesenthal Center, which runs a program to rehabilitate people who have committed hate crimes. The McCain Institute, named after the late Republican Sen. John McCain, is creating a network of specialists nationwide to accept referrals of people feared at risk of committing violence. Homeland Security has faced criticism from counterterrorism experts for not doing enough to combat white supremacist groups during the Trump administration, despite a series of high profile acts of violence targeting minorities. FBI Director Christopher Wray says the primary perpetrators of lethal violence in 2018 and 2019 were racially and ethnically motivated; most are white supremacists. Homeland Security’s acting head also recently told lawmakers white supremacists represent “the most persistent and lethal threat when we talk about domestic violent extremists.” The government grants cover two years, and could be doubled if Congress passes Mr. Trump’s 2021 fiscal year budget.