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ALRLC media director credited with breaking DHS “rightwing extremist” report

Our very own Stephen Gordon has been credited by a significant portion of the Internet for his key role in disclosing the recently publicized Department of Homeland Security report entitled: “Rightwing Extremism: Current Economic and Political Environment Fueling Resurgence in Radicalization and Recruitment.”

The report contains the following definition:

Rightwing extremism in the United States can be broadly divided into those groups, movements, and adherents that are primarily hate-oriented (based on hatred of particular religious, racial or ethnic groups), and those that are mainly antigovernment, rejecting federal authority in favor of state or local authority, or rejecting government authority entirely. It may include groups and individuals that are dedicated to a single issue, such as opposition to abortion or immigration.

Also targeted in the report are veterans, folks anticipating additional restrictions to their Second Amendment rights, and those concerned about the loss of U.S. sovereignty. In short, this report identifies an overwhelming majority of Alabamians.

Not only has news of this report dominated the Internet for the last few days, the White House and Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano have also been forced to respond (not satisfactorily, to date) to the situation.

Congratulations to Stephen for his fine work in shedding some sunlight upon this most disturbing document.

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