The U.S. Department of Defense defines terrorism as “the unlawful use of violence or threat of violence to instill fear and coerce governments or societies” and notes that terrorism “is often motivated by religious, political, or other ideological beliefs and committed in the pursuit of goals that are usually political.”
Antifa fits that definition by targeting Trump supporters.
The U.S. Code of Federal Regulations defines terrorism as “the unlawful use of force and violence against persons or property to intimidate or coerce a government, the civilian population, or any segment thereof, in furtherance of political or social objectives.”
Antifa also meets those conditions.
The Department of State, through U.S. Code Title 22, Chapter 38, defines terrorism as “premeditated, politically motivated violence perpetrated against noncombatant targets by subnational groups or clandestine agents.”
Antifa fits that definition, too.
Antifa was formed originally in Germany in the 1980s, its members taking the name of the communist paramilitary groups that engaged the Nazis in street-fighting in the 1930s. It now has active cells across the world, including in Germany, the U.S., Canada, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Czechia, and France.
But these groups are not fighting against a hostile Nazi regime – they are fighting American citizens who support President Donald Trump.
“Anyone who tries to hold any sort of right-wing event literally gets beat up by militant communists in the street,” said independent journalist Lauren Southern, who was present at one of the pro-Trump Berkeley rallies, in a video taken immediately following the violence, Lifezette reports.
Based on the growing violence perpetuated by ANTIFA rally’s, the Department of Homeland Security in New Jersey has officially listed Antifa as a domestic terrorist organization after a rash of violent attacks by the group targeting supporters of President Donald Trump.
Under the heading ‘Anarchist Extremists: Antifa’, the njhomelandsecurity.gov website characterizes Antifa under the designation of “domestic terrorism”.
“In the past year, Antifa groups have become active across the United States, employing a variety of methods to disrupt demonstrations,” states the advisory, before going on to list a number of violent disruptions, including Milo Yiannopoulos’ speaking event at the University of California Berkeley on February 1st, which was cancelled after members of Antifa violently attacked free speech advocates, Infowars reports.
— NJ Homeland Security (@NJOHSP) June 12, 2017
The advisory also lists how Antifa has engaged in doxxing of individuals to expose them to abuse and violent harassment.
The designation is of course completely valid since Antifa fits the very definition of terrorism, which is “the unlawful use of violence and intimidation, especially against civilians, in the pursuit of political aims.”
The group has also staged numerous violent riots, including during the inauguration of Donald Trump, that have caused millions of dollars worth of property damage.
There have been innumerable violent attacks on Trump supporters by members of Antifa over the last six months, although the mainstream media has barely reported on them.
Back in May, Diablo Valley College professor Eric Clanton was arrested for a series of sickening assaults in which he used a metal bike lock to attack Trump supporters at a free speech rally in Berkeley.
Nothing like a little fashion advice for the wannabe ANTIFA thug.