April 18, 2005
ABC News

Secret FBI Report Highlights Domestic Terror

Experts warn of future Timothy McVeighs

A secret FBI report, obtained by ABC News, identifies 22 domestic terror organizations as the current subjects of 338 active FBI field investigations.

The Aryan Nations, and other white supremacist groups, are cited in the report for hate crimes, fire bombings, threats via mail, as well as robberies and murders. The National Alliance, one of the largest neo-Nazi organizations in the world, is subject to 51 FBI investigations alone, according to the report.

In fact there are "ticking time bombs," said Brian Levin, director of the Center for the Study of Hate & Extremism at California State University, San Bernardino, "who have the capacity, skill and hatred to carry out acts worse that what Timothy McVeigh carried out 10 years ago."

. . . James P. Wickstrom, who calls himself the world chaplain of the Aryan Nation, uses "Death to the Jew" as a mantra of sorts. He also regularly calls for the deaths of government leaders, including the president.

. . . Just recently, officials in Riverside, Calif., discovered a huge collection of automatic weapons, narcotics and Nazi paraphernalia -- the efforts, they suspect, of a volunteer high school football coach and the teenagers he had recruited for a neo-Nazi group. Among the weapons cache, Riverside County Sheriff's Department deputies and the FBI found over 75 firearms, 15,000 rounds of ammunition and several bulletproof vests. . . .


Julian Borger, "US Extremists To Be Sentenced Over Bomb Plot," Guardian, January 8, 2004

[For years, the State Department document "Patterns of Global Terrorism" had served as the definitive government accounting of international terrorist acts.--Susan B. Glasser, "Annual Terror Report Won't Include Numbers," Washington Post, April 19, 2005]

David Usborne, "Eco-militants are greatest terrorist threat, warns FBI," Independent, May 20, 2005

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