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Tuesday, June 03, 2014

Watchdogs wary of renewed administration target of 'homegrown extremists'

Holder further claims that the administration is once again concerned about the growth of homegrown terrorists -- U.S. citizens who join up with Islamist terrorist groups such as al Qaeda and the Taliban. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) under its former secretary Janet Napolitano had begun to monitor, infiltrate, and smoke out members of terror-connected groups in the United States.

But Napolitano took an enormous amount of heat from the public over several internal memos that were leaked to the press, indicating that DHS considers conservative, evangelical Christians, members of the Tea Party, citizens who support former U.S. Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, and those who carry copies of the U.S. Constitution and espouse its precepts as "potential homegrown terrorists." 
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