Worst US domestic terrorist organization?

Posted by: PetersSmith

I just can't take the picture for the ALF seriously. It's like "we're wearing ski masks, killed people, and have guns, but LOOK AT THESE CUTE PUPPIES!"

18 Total Votes

Ku Klux Klan

The Ku Klux Klan, or just the Klan, is the name of three distinct movements in the United States. The first played a violent role against African Americans in the South during the Reconstruction Era of the 1860s. The second was a very large controve... rsial nationwide organization in the 1920s. The current manifestation consists of numerous small unconnected groups that use the KKK name. They have all emphasized secrecy and distinctive costumes, and all have called for purification of American society, and all are considered right-wing.The current manifestation is classified as a hate group by the Anti-Defamation League and the Southern Poverty Law Center. It is estimated to have between 5,000 and 8,000 members as of 2012.The first Ku Klux Klan flourished in the Southern United States in the late 1860s, then died out by the early 1870s. Members made their own white costumes: robes, masks, and conical hats, designed to be outlandish and terrifying, and to hide their identities. The second KKK flourished nationwide in the early and mid-1920s, and adopted a standard white costume and code words as the first Klan, while adding cross burnings and mass parades   more
10 votes

The US domestic terrorist organizations aren't "bad".

Freedom of speech?
6 votes

Symbionese Liberation Army

The United Federated Forces of the Symbionese Liberation Army was an American self-styled left-wing revolutionary group active between 1973 and 1975 that considered itself a vanguard army. The group committed bank robberies, two murders, and other a... cts of violence.The SLA became internationally notorious for kidnapping media heiress Patty Hearst, abducting the 19-year-old and her 26-year-old boyfriend Steven Weed from their home in Berkeley, California. Interest increased when Hearst, in audiotaped messages delivered to regional news media, denounced her parents and announced that she had joined the SLA. She was subsequently observed participating in their illegal activities. Hearst later alleged that she had been held in close confinement, sexually assaulted and brainwashed   more
1 vote

Black Liberation Army

The Black Liberation Army was an underground, black nationalist militant organization that operated in the United States from 1970 to 1981. Composed largely of former Black Panthers, the organization's program was one of "armed struggle", and its st... ated goal was to "take up arms for the liberation and self-determination of black people in the United States." The BLA carried out a series of bombings, murders, robberies, and prison breaks   more
1 vote

The Covenant, The Sword, and the Arm of the Lord

The Covenant, the Sword, and the Arm of the Lord (initialized CSA) was a far right political organization dedicated to Christian Identity and survivalism that was active in the United States in the 1970s and 1980s. CSA developed from a Baptist congr... egation called the Zarephath-Horeb Community Church, founded in 1971 in the small community of Elijah in southern Missouri. Over time, Zarephath-Horeb evolved into an extremist paramilitary organization rechristened CSA, which the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) identified in 1985 as the second-most dangerous domestic terrorist organization at the time. CSA operated a large compound in northern Arkansas called the Farm. In April 1985, law enforcement officers investigating the group for weapons violations and terrorist acts carried out a siege against the compound. After a peaceful resolution, officers arrested and convicted CSA's top leaders, and the organization soon dissolved   more
0 votes

Earth Liberation Front

The Earth Liberation Front, also known as "Elves" or "The Elves", is the collective name for autonomous individuals or covert cells who, according to the ELF Press Office, use "economic sabotage and guerrilla warfare to stop the exploitation and des... truction of the environment".The ELF was founded in Brighton in the United Kingdom in 1992 and spread to the rest of Europe by 1994. It is now an international movement with actions reported in 17 countries and is widely regarded as descending from Animal Liberation Front because of the relationship and cooperation between the two movements. Using the same leaderless resistance model, as well as similar guidelines to the ALF, sympathizers say that it is an eco-defense group dedicated to taking the profit motive out of environmental destruction by causing economic damage to businesses through the use of property damage.The ELF was classified as the top "domestic terror" threat in the United States by the Federal Bureau of Investigation in March 2001, and its members were categorized as "eco-terrorists". On the lack of deaths from ELF attacks, the FBI's deputy assistant director for counterterrorism has said, "I think we're lucky   more
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Jewish Defense League

The Jewish Defense League is a Jewish far-right religious-political militant organization whose stated goal is to "protect Jews from antisemitism by whatever means necessary". While the group asserts that it "unequivocally condemns terrorism" and st... ates that it has a "strict no-tolerance policy against terrorism and other felonious acts", it was classified as "a right-wing terrorist group" by the FBI in 2001 and is considered a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center. According to the FBI, the JDL has been involved in plotting and executing acts of terrorism within the United States.Founded by Rabbi Meir Kahane in New York City in 1968, the JDL's self-described purpose was to protect Jews from local manifestations of antisemitism. Its criticism of the Soviet Union garnered support for the group, transforming it from a "vigilante club" into an organization with a stated membership numbering over 15,000 at one point. The group took to bombing Arab and Soviet properties in the United States, and targeting various alleged "enemies of the Jewish people", ranging from Arab-American political activists to neo-Nazis, for assassination   more
0 votes

Animal Liberation Front

The Animal Liberation Front is an international, underground leaderless resistance that engages in illegal direct action in pursuit of animal liberation. Activists see themselves as a modern-day Underground Railroad, removing animals from laboratori... es and farms, destroying facilities, arranging safe houses and veterinary care, and operating sanctuaries where the animals subsequently live. Critics have classified them as terrorists.Active in over 40 countries, ALF cells operate clandestinely, consisting of small groups of friends and sometimes just one person, which makes the movement difficult for the authorities to monitor. Robin Webb of the British Animal Liberation Press Office has said: "That is why the ALF cannot be smashed, it cannot be effectively infiltrated, it cannot be stopped. You, each and every one of you: you are the ALF."Activists say the movement is non-violent. According to the ALF's code, any act that furthers the cause of animal liberation, where all reasonable precautions are taken not to harm human or non-human life, may be claimed as an ALF action, including acts of vandalism causing economic damage to their victims   more
0 votes

Alpha 66 and Omega 7

Alpha 66 (still existent) and Omega 7 (now defunct) were two affiliated Cuban exile action groups who have carried out many bombings and acts of sabotage. While many of these attacks have historically been directed at Cuba and the Castro government,...  many of them occurred domestically, especially during the period of Cuba-US diplomacy and negotiations in the 1970s known as "el Diálogo" (the dialogue) when powerful anti-Castro figures in Miami attempted to terrorize those in their community who favored a more moderate approach. Luciano Nieves, for instance, was killed for advocating peaceful coexistence with Cuba. WQBA-AM news director Emilio Milian lost his legs in a car bomb after he publicly condemned Cuban exile violence. These cases of terrorism were documented extensively in the book Miami by Joan Didion. Human Rights Watch released a report in 1992 in which they claimed that the more extreme exiles have created a political environment in Miami where "moderation can be a dangerous position.   more
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Army of God

The Army of God (AOG) is a loose network of individuals and groups connected by ideological affinity and the determination to use force to end abortion in the United States. Acts of anti-abortion violence increased in the mid-1990s culminating in a ... series of bombings by Eric Robert Rudolph, whose targets included two abortion clinics, a gay and lesbian night club, and the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta. Letters sent to newspapers claim responsibility for the bombing of the abortion clinics in the name of the Army of God   more
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Aryan Nations

Aryan Nations is a white supremacist or "white Christian separatist" religious organization originally based in Hayden Lake, Idaho. Richard Girnt Butler founded the group in the 1970s, as an arm of the Christian Identity organization Church of Jesus...  Christ–Christian. The Federal Bureau of Investigation has called Aryan Nations a "terrorist threat", and the RAND Corporation has called it the "first truly nationwide terrorist network" in the US   more
0 votes

United Freedom Front

The United Freedom Front was a small American Marxist organization active in the 1970s and 1980s. It was originally called the Sam Melville/Jonathan Jackson Unit, and its members became known as the Ohio 7 when they were brought to trial. Between 19... 75 and 1984 the UFF carried out at least 20 bombings and nine bank robberies in the northeastern United States, targeting corporate buildings, courthouses, and military facilities. Brent L. Smith describes them as "undoubtedly the most successful of the leftist terrorists of the 1970s and 1980s." The group's members were eventually apprehended and convicted of conspiracy, murder, attempted murder, and other charges. Two, Tom Manning and Jaan Laaman, remain incarcerated today   more
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Weather Underground Organization

The Weather Underground Organization, commonly known as the Weather Underground, was an American radical left-wing organization founded on the Ann Arbor campus of the University of Michigan. Originally called Weatherman, the group became known collo... quially as the Weathermen. Weatherman organized in 1969 as a faction of Students for a Democratic Society composed for the most part of the national office leadership of SDS and their supporters. Their goal was to create a clandestine revolutionary party for the overthrow of the U.S. government.With revolutionary positions characterized by black power and opposition to the Vietnam War, the group conducted a campaign of bombings through the mid-1970s and took part in actions such as the jailbreak of Dr. Timothy Leary. The "Days of Rage", their first public demonstration on October 8, 1969, was a riot in Chicago timed to coincide with the trial of the Chicago Seven. In 1970 the group issued a "Declaration of a State of War" against the United States government, under the name "Weather Underground Organization".The bombing campaign attacked mostly targeted government buildings, along with several banks   more
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Sovereign Citizens

The sovereign citizen movement is a loose grouping of American litigants, commentators, tax protesters and financial-scheme promoters. Self-described sovereign citizens take the position that they are answerable only to their particular interpretati... on of the common law and are not subject to any statutes or proceedings at the federal, state or municipal levels or that they do not recognize U.S. currency and that they are "free of any legal constraints." They especially reject most forms of taxation as illegitimate. Participants in the movement argue this concept in opposition to "federal citizens" who, they say, have unknowingly forfeited their rights by accepting some aspect of federal law. Many members of the sovereign citizen movement believe that the U.S. government is illegitimate. JJ MacNab, who writes for Forbes about anti-government extremism, describes the sovereign citizen movement as consisting of individuals who believe that the County Sheriff is the most powerful law-enforcement officer in the country, with authority superior to that of any federal agent, elected official or local law-enforcement official   more
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May 19th Communist Organization

The May 19th Communist Organization, was a US-based, self-described revolutionary organization formed by members of the Weather Underground Organization. The group was originally known as the New York chapter of the Prairie Fire Organizing Committee... , an organization devoted to legally promoting the causes of the Weather Underground. This was part of Prairie Fire Manifesto change in Weather Underground Organization strategy, which demanded both aboveground mass and clandestine organizations. The role of the clandestine organization would be to build the "consciousness of action" and prepare the way for the development of a people's militia. Concurrently, the role of the mass movement would include support for, and encouragement of, armed action. Such an alliance would, according to Weather, "help create the 'sea' for the guerrillas to swim in." The M19CO name was derived from the birthdays of Ho Chi Minh and Malcolm X. The May 19 Communist Organization was active from 1978 to 1985. M19CO was a combination of the Black Liberation Army and the Weather Underground. It also included members of the Black Panthers and the Republic of New Africa   more
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The Order

The Order, also known as the Brüder Schweigen or Silent Brotherhood, was a white nationalist revolutionary organization active in the United States between September 1983 and December 1984. The Order received widespread attention from media and law ... enforcement for its role in the 1984 murder of radio talk show host Alan Berg   more
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Phineas Priesthood

The Phineas Priesthood or Phineas Priests is a Christian Identity movement in the Pacific Northwest that opposes interracial intercourse, the mixing of races, homosexuality, and abortion. It is also marked by its anti-Semitism, anti-multiculturalism... , and opposition to taxation. It is not considered an organization because it is not led by a governing body, there are no gatherings, and there is no membership process. One becomes a Phineas Priest by simply adopting the beliefs of the Priesthood and acting upon those beliefs. Members of the Priesthood are considered terrorists for, among other things, various 1996 abortion clinic bombings, the bombing in Spokane of The Spokesman-Review newspaper, bank robberies, and plans to blow up FBI buildings. Four members of this organization were convicted of crimes including bank robbery and bombing, with each sentenced in 1997 and 1998 to life in prison.The Phineas Priesthood is named for the Israelite Phinehas, grandson of Aaron   more
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TBR says2015-07-15T20:45:15.4149709-05:00
Rather than Army of God, you should look into AHA (abolish human abortion). They are real up and comers.
PetersSmith says2015-07-15T20:47:13.9031839-05:00
They're not even on Wikipedia.
TBR says2015-07-15T20:51:11.1335195-05:00
PetersSmith says2015-07-15T20:52:12.5547510-05:00
TBR: Do you have a source that says they commit acts of domestic terrorism?
TBR says2015-07-15T20:53:38.9561825-05:00
Founded by fanatical arsonist Christians, they spend a good deal of time fighting other Christians - saying they are not Christian enough, and ought to fight to stop all abortion without compromise.
PetersSmith says2015-07-15T20:55:58.6203330-05:00
TBR: That not only does not count as a source, it also doesn't say they are committing acts of terrorism. "Founded by fanatical arsonist Christians" not only implies past tense, but that sounds like an unsupported accusation.
triangle.128k says2015-07-15T21:32:58.6383240-05:00
The worst terrorist organization is answers in genesis.
triangle.128k says2015-07-15T21:34:23.2779523-05:00
PetersSmith says2015-07-15T21:36:34.3953605-05:00
Forthelulz: I can understand the hate groups one, but you think acts of terrorism and killing people is okay?
B0HICA says2015-07-15T22:59:19.9966845-05:00
Progressive liberals are the worst terrorists. They are trying to do something worse than any act of violence. They are trying to take our freedom from us. Better to die standing, than to live on your knees.
triangle.128k says2015-07-15T23:28:40.4127607-05:00
@B0HICA Care to explain how?
PetersSmith says2015-07-16T00:02:35.0571525-05:00
I don't think people are understanding this question.
TBR says2015-07-16T10:15:56.8432982-05:00
@PetersSmith - The Army of God is all but gone. They were a big threat, they may be again some day. My point is, young groups (like AHA) are to be watched. As best I know, there are NO serious anti-abortion terrorist groups operating right now. The neat thing about AHA is, their lunacy is in both directions. As I said, the "founders" were convicted church arsonists. They think that Christians who aren't Christian enough are the reason abortion still exists. They picked CHURCHES along-side of clinics. No, at this point, they as a group under the AHA name have NO terrorists acts credited to them. I repeat for AHA attorneys, they as a group are not suspected of any terrorists acts YET! Give the boys a couple years, lets see what happens.
TBR says2015-07-16T10:21:09.2506864-05:00
Sorry, meant to include a link for Jered Ragon. http://www.dallasobserver.com/news/burleson-man-who-tried-to-blow-up-a-church-now-protesting-abortion-at-local-high-schools-7109506 This protest is another fav with the group. They picket at schools. They are just about the most cutting edge thing in abortion protest since the mega Sharpie pen.
TBR says2015-07-16T10:23:20.9822961-05:00
As long as I am going on about them, they ARE very tech savvy. Good graphics etc. They have been keen on doxxing clinic escorts.
58539672 says2015-07-16T14:13:51.9569354-05:00
The KKK, Army of God, and a handful of other groups on this list have dropped so low in members that the organizations are all but dead. The KKK in particular, which once counted its members in millions, has fallen from grace pretty hard (current estimates are between 3000-5000members).
PetersSmith says2015-07-16T14:15:16.8849686-05:00
58539672: I'm not talking about "today", I'm talking about in history considering most of these don't even exist anymore.
58539672 says2015-07-16T14:17:31.9831898-05:00
@PetersSmith That clarifies things a bit. Then its definitely the KKK.
PetersSmith says2015-07-22T16:26:14.8793576-05:00
I don't even think people know what "domestic terrorism" means either, saying it's "free speech". It's free speech to kill people and commit arson?

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