The White House are to seriously consider whether or not to designate Antifa as a terrorist group.
A petition to recognise the anti-Trump group as terrorists far surpassed the required 100,000 signatures needed to get a response from the White House on Monday.
Antifa radicals have been wreaking havoc across the US and regularly attacking mainstream Republicans ever since President Trump became a candidate.
Antifa also plotted “J20” disruptions during Trump’s inauguration. Weeks later, they mobbed the University of California at Berkeley and caused $100,000 in property damage when Milo Yiannopoulos was scheduled to speak at the college.
Although the name Antifa stands for “anti-fascist,” John Hinderaker of the Powerline blog described Antifa as actually “a fascist group that has also rioted at Washington, Berkeley, Seattle and other places, (that) typically wears black clothes and masks, arms its members with baseball bats, ax handles and 2x4s, and often attacks random people on the street.”
The White House petition was posted on Aug. 17 by someone with the initials “M.A.”
The petition states: “Terrorism is defined as ‘the use of violence and intimidation in pursuit of political aims’. This definition is the same definition used to declare ISIS and other groups, as terrorist organizations.
AntiFa has earned this title due to its violent actions in multiple cities and their influence in the killings of multiple police officers throughout the United States.
It is time for the pentagon to be consistent in its actions – and just as they rightfully declared ISIS a terror group, they must declare AntiFa a terror group – on the grounds of principle, integrity, morality, and safety.”