The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Department of Defense (DOJ) have come under increased scrutiny after a leaked memo warned the bureau that “radical traditionalist” Catholics posed an extremist threat.
Virginia Attorney General Jason Meares joined 19 other attorneys general in sending a letter to the DOJ condemning an anti-Catholic internal memo that became public last week.
The memo, according to those AGs, “identifies ‘radical-conservative Catholics[s]as ‘potential ‘ethnically or racially motivated violent extremists’.
Kyle Serafin, a former FBI special agent and federal whistleblower, obtained the document from a field office in Richmond, Virginia, and published it on the UncoveredDC website.
The memorandum attempts to distinguish between acceptable and unacceptable Catholic beliefs and practices while suggesting that there are “radical traditionalists” who have the potential to become “ethnically or racially motivated violent extremists”.
I can’t believe the FBI had an internal memo calling Catholic Virginians “violent extremists” because of their religious views.
This government statement is wrong and un-American, and I want answers!https://t.co/AwDvp2DXss
— Jason Miyares (@JasonMiyaresVA) February 10, 2023
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Meares denounced the memo as “one would expect from Communist Cuba.”
“Anti-Catholic bigotry appears to be festering in the FBI, and the bureau is using Catholics as potential terrorists because of their faith,” the AGs wrote to FBI Director Christopher Way and Attorney General Merrick Garland.
They accused the bureau of “establishing alarmingly detailed theological distinctions to distinguish between Catholics whom the FBI deems acceptable and those who it does not.”
Here’s the FBI memo targeting Catholics as potential radical extremists: https://t.co/3lExOmY7Pp https://t.co/cOtH54eZWs
— Ivory Hacker (@IvoryHacker) February 9, 2023
The AGs also suggest that the FBI is embedding agents in Catholic churches, something seen as common in the so-called war on terror that has resulted in numerous claims of entrapping practicing Muslims.
“The FBI has gone down this path before, infiltrating numerous mosques across the country in the wake of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks,” they wrote.
“The FBI repudiated this egregious practice in 2008, and revised its internal guidelines in 2010 and 2013 to ensure that its employees could not callously disregard the religious freedom of American citizens.”
They say the revelations in the memo make it “significant if indeed the FBI has revived this practice against American Catholics.”
On Friday, Virginia AG Jason Meares led 19 other state attorneys general in sending a letter to Merrick Garland and Christopher Wray, demanding they face any investigation of Catholics for their religious beliefs on ice, or face legal action from state AGs. pic.twitter.com/zxNvW9I4nt
— Tyler O’Neil (@Tyler2ONEil) February 10, 2023
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This is a pattern
After the release of leaked memos targeting Catholics as potential extremists, the FBI is frantically trying to clean up the mess.
The bureau removed the document from its systems because it did not meet “the FBI’s exacting standards” and claimed, according to Fox News, that they were “no longer infiltrating the Catholic community.”
a) What value? b) ‘No more intrusion’ admits that this was the previous practice. c) Not sure we buy it.
Chicago Thinker managing editor Evita Duffy believes the memo is another example of the Biden administration targeting political enemies.
“This entire investigation is an excuse to persecute political enemies of the left, and it’s a testament to how corrupt the FBI has become,” Duffy told Fox News.
It’s not exactly an anomaly under this administration.
The White House and Attorney General Merrick Garland’s DOJ, you may recall, work with the National School Boards Association (NSBA) to treat parents concerned about their children’s education like domestic terrorists.
A letter sent by the NSBA and coordinated with the White House and DOJ requested an investigation into whether the mask mandate or the Critical Race Theory (CRT) curriculum faced by angry parents violated the Patriot Act.
The group suggested that “the classification of this heinous act could be equated to domestic terrorism and hate crimes.”
The NSBA even reportedly sought military intervention in school board meetings.
🚨🚨🚨#breaking: Whistleblower releases explosive documents showing FBI using counterterrorism tools to investigate parents pic.twitter.com/HpbdtinJQo
— House Judiciary GOP (@JudiciaryGOP) November 16, 2021
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) last year issued a memo to law enforcement partners about an American trucker convoy that was set to protest the vaccine mandate in Washington, DC.
They warned that truckers were a “real concern” in the same week the agency issued a terrorism threat summary report focused on the spread of pandemic-related “misinformation”.
A ‘Summary of Terrorism Threats to the US Homeland’ bulletin released at the time indicated that the US was in an “elevated threat environment”, particularly against ‘misinformation’ about Covid.
Terrorism threat sums up the Covid narrative that has finally been proven right. Identifying parents as potential terrorists. And now calling Catholics extremists.
And we haven’t even gotten into the post-January 6th political persecution of Trump supporters and the intense pursuit of pro-life advocates since Roe v. Wade was overturned.
Donald Trump was repeatedly accused of being a dictator when he was in the White House. It turns out that was the projection from the left original The dictator currently occupies the Oval Office.
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