Leo Hohmann, World Net Daily The Obama administration has added a new tool in its fight against "violent extremism."
The new position at the Justice Department, dubbed the "domestic terrorism counsel," will serve as the main point of contact for U.S. attorney offices nationwide and will identify trends across cases, help shape strategy and "analyze legal gaps that need to be closed," said Assistant Attorney General John Carlin.
"The legal gaps are probably laws that need to be changed," said John Whitehead, founder of the Rutherford Institute and a longtime constitutional attorney.
"I'm sure it's gun laws," said Tom Fitton, president of Judicial Watch, another watchdog agency.
However, a look at the funding sources of the New America Foundation show its financial support comes from billionaire George Soros' Open Society Foundations and the Carnegie Corp. of New York, which has funded causes such as Common Core and mass immigration.
The study could find only seven "jihadist" attacks that killed 26 people since Sept. 11. Nowhere to be found on the foundation's list is the Chattanooga shooter, Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez, who killed five U.S. servicemen. Also absent on the list is John Muhammad, the Washington, D.C., sniper who killed at least 10 people in 2002 with his young accomplice, Lee Malvo.
Among the attacks classified as "right wing" are multiple shootings of police officers by suspected "anti-government" perpetrators, a 2004 bank robbery in Oklahoma and an armed robbery of a man's house in Arizona in 2009. The study referenced by Carlin was reported uncritically by the Associated Press, the Hill magazine and other media outlets.