DOJ regards criticism of Islam, Obama as criminal?

U.S. attorney who vowed to punish anti-Muslim rhetoric also prosecuted ‘birther’
From, by Jerome R.  Corsi, 06/11/13 – obama_bite_lip-340x161The U.S. attorney who warned last week that “inflammatory speech” against  Islam could violate civil-rights laws was the prosecutor who brought firearms charges against a Navy veteran who challenged the validity of President Obama’s birth certificate.

William Killian, the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Tennessee, made  the warning in a slide presentation June 4 in Manchester, Tenn.

The Navy veteran, Darren Huff, came on the federal government’s radar in 2010  when he and another Navy veteran living in Tennessee, Walt Fitzpatrick, filed  civil actions in court charging President Obama with treason.
The veterans  claimed Obama assumed the presidency while refusing to prove he was born in  Hawaii by presenting to the American public a 1961 original long-form Hawaii  birth certificate that could be independently authenticated by court-recognized  document experts.

According to the Department of Justice website, Huff, on April 20, 2010,  traveled from his home in Dallas, Ga., to Madisonville, Tenn., upset at the refusal of the grand jury in Monroe County, Tenn., to indict Obama for treason.  He allegedly carried with him a .45 caliber handgun and an AK-47 with ammunition for both weapons and subsequently was arrested.

“Huff told people that day that he had 300-400 rounds of ammunition with the  AK-47,” the  DOJ website said. “During a traffic stop by a Tennessee State Trooper on his  way to Madisonville, Huff stated, ‘I’ve got my .45 because ain’t no government  official gonna go peacefully.’”

Huff was sentenced in U.S. District court to serve four years in prison  following a criminal conviction for transporting firearms across state lines  with the intent to cause a civil disorder. He currently has currently some 22  months of his prison sentence.

Sharon Rondeau, editor of The Post and  Email, who has reported on the case since 2010, contends Huff was  framed.

“Huff was stopped by the Tennessee state police trooper for allegedly running  a stop sign on his way to Madisonville on April 20, 2010, and was allowed to  continue on his way after locking his legally-owned firearms in his truck  toolbox,” Rondeau argued in an email to WND.

“Huff arrived in Madisonville unarmed and had lunch at a restaurant, then  returned home uneventfully. No one was arrested or named as having carried a gun  into town that day. Surprisingly, he was arrested ten days later on two federal  firearms charges. There has been no police footage showing that Huff was doing  anything wrong. There were no plots or accomplices. It was all fabricated by the  government.”

In a statement on the DOJ website, Killian explained the rationale for Huff’s  conviction:

This sentence will send a strong message to those who attempt to take the law  into their own hands. Under our federal Constitution and statutes Mr. Huff and  others like him can talk or write about their anti-government views. They cannot  arm themselves and make threats to arrest public officials and take over  government buildings. The core of our democratic system is to allow peaceful  protest, but prohibit armed threats to those who serve our  government.

In a separate legal case, Fitzpatrick  was convicted in a local court of tampering with government evidence by  stealing a grand jury member list in December 2011. He was given a suspended sentence of 240 hours community service.

Rondeau asserts the charges against Fitzpatrick also were fabricated.

“Walt has five sworn and 12 total statements from eyewitnesses in  Madisonville that day who said that no one was carrying guns, in direct  contradiction to the FBI agent’s affidavit,” she said.

Subsequent to being convicted and sentenced, Fitzpatrick was notified he  suffered a two-thirds cut in his Navy pension which his military representative  claimed resulted from the IRS garnishing his checks, even though he never  received an IRS request to pay back taxes.

Obots attack

Radical Obama supporters known by their critics as “Obots,” or “Obama  Robots,” bragged that some of their colleagues had worked behind the scene to  inflame the Huff case. The operatives fed to law enforcement authorities  concerns that Fitzgerald and Huff were not patriotic veterans concerned about  the Constitution, but right-wing radicals who aimed to incite armed rebellion or  acts of violence against the government.

In June 2011, WND reported that William L. Bryan, posting under the username “PJ Foggy,” had created the  pro-Obama website On the site, various Obots bragged that they  promoted Obama birth certificate documents known to be fraudulent.

They also boasted they were responsible for having some 100 armed law  enforcement officers, including FBI and DHS agents along with state and local  police, present in Madisonville, Tenn., on April 20, 2010, prepared to imagine  Fitzgerald and Huff were arriving to implement an armed insurrection.

P.J. Foggy posted on the website a self-introduction in which he  claimed, “We’re the ones who got more than 100 cops ready for Cdr. Walt  Fitzpatrick, when he showed up on April 20 with a group of armed men who thought  they’d take over the Monroe County courthouse.

Rondeau said Huff “was framed by an FBI agent’s affidavit which was based  only on hearsay evidence emanating from unnamed Monroe County officials; by  members of The Fogbow, who called in false threats to the Madisonville mayor  that Huff had planned to ‘take over the courthouse’ on April 20, 2010; and a  massive deployment of FBI, local police, sheriffs’ departments, TBI, a SWAT team  and snipers present on April 20.”

She claimed a story was created “to justify Huff’s arrest and prosecution ten  days after he uneventfully returned to his home following the hearing for  Fitzpatrick.”

“Contrary to local and national media reports, no one was seen carrying a gun  in Madisonville that day, and no one was approached by law enforcement or  arrested,” she said. “While the FBI affidavit claimed that at least ‘a dozen’  people were carrying guns that day, none of them has ever been identified.”

The circumstances of Fitzpatrick’s arrest can be seen in a YouTube video  indicating he was unarmed during the incident:

‘Right-wing extremism’

The Obama administration has minimized the threat of Islamic terrorism while  elevating the threat potential from “right-wing extremism.”

As WND reported in April  2009, a DHS intelligence  and analysis assessment classified “right-wing extremists” as a terrorist  threat, identifying as especially dangerous military veterans who have fought in  foreign wars and are “disgruntled” about the country’s direction.

Also of concern was alternative media that provide “interpretations of events  and issues that differ radically from those presented in mass media  outlets.”

The the  Wall Street Journal reported at that time that the FBI had launched together  with the Department of Defense “Operation Vigilant Eagle,” targeting white  supremacists and “militia/sovereign-citizen extremist groups.”

Last month, WND  reported Marine veteran Brandon Raub, 27, was arrested by a swarm of FBI and  Secret Service agents and forcibly detained in a psychiatric ward for comments  he had posted on Facebook that expressed dissatisfaction with the U.S.  government.

The FBI, the Department of Defense and the DHS did not respond to WND  requests asking whether or not Operation Vigilant Eagle was currently in  progress.


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  1. Reblogged this on Jack Carson Pickard and commented:
    No surprises here.

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