AOC made the ridiculous claim that white supremacists are getting off the hook. During a hearing, she claimed that Muslims are being treated unfairly as domestic terrorists, when White Supremacists are only being considered as a hate group. The FBI clarified the issue but she proved that it went over her head.
“You’re using the word ‘charge,’ as I said before there’s no domestic terrorism charge like 18 USC § 2339 ABCD for a foreign terrorist organization,” McGarrity explained. “What we do both on the international terrorism side with the homegrown violent extremists and domestic terrorism, we’ll use any tool in the toolkit to arrest them,” McGarrity said.
“You’re not going to find an actual charge of domestic terrorism out there if you look at Title 18.
“So, because the perpetrator was Muslim they’re — doesn’t it seem that because the perpetrator is Muslim that the designation would say it’s a foreign organization?” Ocasio-Cortez asked during the hearing.
“No, that is not correct, that is not correct,” McGarrity responded, adding that the law doesn’t differentiate between religions while noting that the FBI would normally classify those radicalized by the global Jihad as foreign terrorists.
“Some of the definitions I think we’re using, we’re talking past each other,” McGarrity added.
“This hearing was wild. First the FBI witness tried to say I was wrong. I tried to be generous + give benefit of doubt, but then we checked. I wasn’t. Violence by Muslims is routinely treated as “terrorism,” White Supremacist violence isn’t. Neo-Nazis are getting off the hook.”
The video shows that AOC fails to understand that the perpetrator has to be attached to a foreign power, whereas a KKK member is a United States white supremacist. ISIS, Alqaeda, Hamas, and the Taliban are all foreign agencies. People who believe in white supremacy are not necessarily attached to a foreign power. There are plenty within the United States, so they wouldn’t have to outsource.
The agent also explains most of the cases he deals with do not end up as hate crimes. He destroyed her whole theory on how Muslims are treated unfairly. I hope her district wises up and votes her out asap.