Sovereign Citizens Now Considered Top Terrorist Threat In United States
Well, the wingnuts are gonna have another freakout, I’m thinking.
A consortium of law enforcement intelligence agencies has ranked various terrorist threats in terms of the perception of those that pose the greatest current national security risks. Sovereign citizens topped the list, shifting from Islamic extremists in prior years.
From the report (PDF):
Law enforcement is much more concerned about sovereign citizens, Islamic extremists, and militia/patriot group members compared to the fringe groups of the far right, including Christian Identity believers, reconstructed traditionalists (i.e., Odinists), idiosyncratic sectarians (i.e., survivalists), and members of doomsday cults. In fact, sovereign citizens were the top concern of law enforcement, but the concern about whether most groups were a serious terrorist threat actually declined for most groups (e.g., the KKK; Christian Identity; Neo-Nazis; Racist Skinheads; Extremist Environmentalists; Extreme Animal Rights Extremists).
Here’s the report; the ranking being referred to is on page 10.
The top three for 2013/14 are, in order of potential threat, Sovereign Citizens, Islamic Extremists/Jihadists and Militia/Patriot groups.
Yeah………the RWNJ’s aren’t gonna like that. Not one bit.