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DHS Denies “Racial Overtones” In ‘White Middle Class Terrorists’ Video
Posted By paul On July 22, 2011 @ 5:25 am In Featured Stories,Old Infowars Posts Style,Tile | Comments Disabled
Big Sis claims no profiling, despite the fact that white terrorists outnumber minorities by four to one in “See Something, Say Something” clip
Paul Joseph Watson
Friday, July 22, 2011
Following widespread outrage yesterday, the Department of Homeland Security has ludicrously denied that a video it released encouraging Americans to report suspicious activity contains “racial overtones,” despite the fact that the overwhelming majority of people depicted as terrorists in the clip are white middle class Americans.
The story, first featured on Infowars.com, went viral yesterday, appearing on the Drudge Report, Fox News, Breitbart.tv, the Daily Mail as well as featuring highly amongst the most read articles on the entire Internet during that 24 hour period. The Fox Nation version of the story received well over 2000 comments.
The Department of Homeland Security was forced to issue a terse response to the controversy. The DHS confirm “the video is theirs but adamantly deny there are any racial or politically correct overtones to it.”
Really? Then why out of all the scenarios shown in the video that depict terrorists are no less than 12 of them white people and only three are minorities? In addition, of the people depicted as patriotic Americans for reporting the terrorists, only one of them is white seven are from minorities.
Furthermore, at the start of the clip, the majority of citizens depicted as proud Americans and potential victims of terror are from minorities. Examples of terrorists who have been arrested in recent years are shown later in the clip – four are white Americans and only one is a foreign Muslim.
“Reporting suspicious activity should not be based on a person’s race, religion or gender,” states the voiceover in the DHS clip, before we are hit by an onslaught of mainly white, presumably Christian, middle class men.
The video is blatantly a deliberate effort on behalf of the DHS to imply that the most likely terrorists are white Americans, while also communicating to minorities that they are under threat and need to report white people to the authorities for behavior such as writing in a notepad, talking to a police officer, or using the camera on a cell phone.
Imagine if the shoe had been on the other foot. As Jihad Watch points out, if the DHS put out a video in which every single terrorist was an Arab or a black man, and every single citizen who reported them to authorities was a white middle class American, there’d not only be an outcry but also, “Lawsuits. Oodles and oodles of lawsuits.” Every human rights organization in the U.S. would be scrambling for a piece of the pie.
Even if you believe that the terror threat is genuine – and as Ohio University’s John Mueller has documented, in reality it has been hyped beyond recognition – to imply that terrorism is a vanguard of white middle class Americans, as the DHS so clearly does in this video, is demonstrably false.
In 2009 and 2010, of the 126 people who were indicted on terrorist-related charges in the United States, all of them were Muslim. Yet not one Muslim or Arab is depicted as a terrorist in the DHS video (there’s two black people and one Asian guy).
As Pajamas Media highlights, “The DHS video goes out of its way to avoid showing any terrorist who fits the profile of the actual terrorists who have been waging war on us for more than a decade: Young men primarily from the Middle East. Instead, it tends to show them as middle aged white men. And it doesn’t really show them doing much of what actual terrorists do. It’s as if DHS is trying to make a completely useless anti-terrorism video.”
In actual fact, the video serves a very useful purpose for the DHS as it fits perfectly with their obsession to frame white, politically active Americans as domestic extremists and terrorists, who by no coincidence are also the biggest roadblock when it comes to expanding the DHS-driven takeover of America through TSA-staffed checkpoints and stifling “security” measures that have nothing to do with stopping terrorists and everything to do with creating a police state.
Watch the video that caused the controversy below.
Paul Joseph Watson is the editor and writer for Prison Planet.com. He is the author of Order Out Of Chaos. Watson is also a regular fill-in host for The Alex Jones Show.
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