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Domestic terrorists as big a threat as al-Qaeda, says FBI head Robert Mueller

Posted By admin On April 17, 2010 @ 4:46 am In U.S. News | Comments Disabled

Giles Whittell
London Times [1]
April 17, 2010

Fifteen years after the Oklahoma City bombing, the spectre of domestic terrorism has returned to haunt the Obama Administration, with a warning from the FBI that “home-grown and lone-wolf extremists” now represent as serious a threat as al-Qaeda and its affiliates.

The warning, from the FBI Director, Robert Mueller, came as the former President Clinton drew parallels between the Oklahoma City tragedy and a recent upsurge in anti-government rhetoric, while American television audiences heard Timothy McVeigh, the Oklahoma City bomber, describe the “absolute rage” that drove him to plan an attack that killed 168 men, women and children.

An FBI spokesman told The Times yesterday that Mr Mueller was referring to right-wing extremist groups and anti-government militias, as well as American Islamists, in his testimony to the Senate committee that must approve the FBI’s $8.3 billion (£5.4 billion) budget.

Last month federal agents arrested nine members of a Christian militia based in Michigan, calling itself the Hutaree. They have been charged with plotting to murder local police with a stash of guns, knives and grenades.

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[4] Nominee to Head FBI Explains Case for Domestic Drone Strike: http://www.prisonplanet.com/nominee-to-head-fbi-explains-case-for-domestic-drone-strike.html

[5] FBI director admits domestic use of drones: http://www.prisonplanet.com/fbi-director-admits-domestic-use-of-drones.html

[6] SPLC Letter to Holder and Napolitano: Patriot “Hate” Groups Pose Domestic Terror Threat: http://www.prisonplanet.com/splc-letter-to-holder-and-napolitano-patriot-%e2%80%9chate%e2%80%9d-groups-pose-domestic-terror-threat.html

[7] Secret Homeland Security Threat Assessment Labels Gun Owners Potential Terrorists: http://www.prisonplanet.com/secret-homeland-security-threat-assessment-labels-gun-owners-potential-terrorists.html

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