Former New York City Police Commissioner Bernard Kerik told Breitbart News Tonight Thursday evening that the FBI should classify Antifa as a “domestic terror group.” He offered his remarks in an interview with SiriusXM hosts Rebecca Mansour and Joel Pollak.
Kerik’s comments were made during a discussion of left-wing activists threatening and intimidating Tucker Carlson’s family on Wednesday night outside of the Carlson family’s home in Washington, D.C., Breitbart reports.
“In the most minimal definition of terrorism, it’s the unlawful use of violence and intimidation — especially against civilians — in pursuit of political aims. Antifa is a domestic terror group. I strongly believe that the FBI and the Department of Justice should classify them as such.
Back in the 60s, 70s, and 80s, we had to deal with the Weather Underground, the Black Panther Party, the Black Liberation Army, the Sam Melville–Jonathan Jackson Unit. There were a number of these anti-American leftist communist socialist groups that were doing exactly what Antfa is doing today, and those groups were doing more, which is what I’m afraid of. I’m afraid this will escalate to much more severe violence. Back then, there were bombings [and] assassinations of police officers. It really got out of hand until the FBI classified these groups as domestic terror groups and started to go after them as such.
I think the FBI and the Department of Justice should lock them up. Lock them up for violating people’s civil rights. … They are trying to intimidate, harass, and threaten [Tucker Carlson] in an attempt to prevent him from doing his job as a member of the press.
If they’re investigated, you’re going to get to the financial root of this group, I’d love to see who’s paying these nitwits to stand out there in the middle of the night and yell and scream with a bullhorn. They’re not doing it for nothing. They’re not doing it because they just have nothing better to do and they all gathered in free spirit to stand around and act like idiots, and threaten people and scare the hell out of them. … They’re doing it because they were paid.
If somebody doesn’t stop this. It’s only going to get worse. It will progress. You have to stop it. You can’t let this conduct and behavior continue, because if they think they can get away with it, it’s going to get worse. They’re going to step up the violence. It’s got to be addressed now.”
Checking on DHS official website, they do not have Antifa listed as any type of terrorist group, neither does the FBI official website.
Antifa has many sub-websites and of the main ones boldly states they will remove Trump and Pence:
Even with a Democratic House
We Must Be In the Streets
TO DEMAND AND DEMONSTRATE OUR DETERMINATION THAT:
IN THE NAME OF HUMANITY,
THE TRUMP/PENCE REGIME MUST GO!
Protest Saturday November 10
We are horrified and angered at the shocking damage already done to lives here and around the world by the Trump/Pence regime. We recognize that they are poised to do far worse, including threatening WAR, even nuclear war. Through an unrelenting barrage of daily outrages and twitter outbursts, the Trump/Pence regime is radically remaking society – step by step hammering into place a vicious American fascism. This is not insult or exaggeration, it is what they are doing. Therefore, WE RESOLVE that nothing short of removing this whole illegitimate regime from power will stop this nightmare.
Email: info AT refusefascism.org
National Office Phone: (917) 407-1286
Mailing Address: Refuse Fascism, 305 West Broadway #185, New York, NY 10013
Find a local Refuse Fascism group
Chris “Badger” Thomas is a Veteran who served our country as an Army Combat Medic.