Check out the inflammatory rhetoric from this racist website entitled “War on the Horizon,” quoted by AP:
“Warfare is eminent, and in order for black people to survive the 21st century, we are going to have to kill a lot of whites — more than our Christian hearts can possibly count,” reads a 2010 post titled “Black Ethnic Cleansing: An Idea Whose Time Has Come.” ”Waging war against whites is at the core of the Afrikan warrior’s spirit. It’s the flame that drives our willingness to fight in the face of certain defeat and/or death.”
The website criticizes whites, gays and blacks who integrate with whites and those of mixed race. Many of the postings are signed with the phrase, “We’ll see you on the battlefield.”
OK, that sounds a tad angry and provocative, but there’s a lot of insane, hateful stuff on the internet. In this case, though, the author is an employee of the Department of Homeland Security, named Ayo Kimathi.
Kimathi, who identifies himself online using a pseudonym, did not respond to phone calls and emails from The Associated Press to his home and office. According to the ICE acquisitions website, Kimathi is a small business specialist responsible for purchasing handcuffs, guns and other law enforcement equipment and services.
Apparently, in that phrase they love in D.C., calling for killing white people does not “rise to the level” of hate speech. From the AP story:
While many of the postings on Kimathi’s site are inflammatory, it was not immediately clear whether they cross the legal threshold into unprotected hate speech, and the posts may not violate DHS policies if he does not curate the website at work or espouse the ideologies in the office.
Yeah. It’s not like the guy criticized Obama or something.