A director and senior analyst for homeland security and counterterrorism gave his take on Antifa and their possible future agendas of terror for the United States.
Kyle Shideler works at the Center for Security Policy and discussed with Daily Caller’s Samantha Renck about Antifa’s long history and their progressive mindset.
“You probably started hearing the term ‘Antifa’ maybe back in the trouble with Berkeley and some of the cancellations that were taking place of conservative speakers on college campuses,” Shideler said. “But that’s only about two, three years ago.”
Antifa Dates Back a Long Time
Disturbingly, Antifa actually dates back to as early as the 1930s, Shideler explained.
“We traced it in the article all the way back to 1932 when the Communist Party of Germany founds Anti-Fascist Action.”
Antifa has been front and center of violent protests over the past several years, but they have amped up their velocity recently with riots in response to George Floyd’s death.
Top Organizations Defend Domestic Terrorism
Social media giants and top political leaders have refused to denounce Antifa’s actions; instead, they support the brutal group.
President Trump has taken a stand and on May 31 said he wants to declare Antifa as a terrorist organization.
The United States of America will be designating ANTIFA as a Terrorist Organization.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 31, 2020
Earlier today, Facebook removed an ad by the Trump campaign denouncing the ad of being “organized hate.”
Facebook removed the ad, citing:
“We removed these posts and ads for violating our policy against organized hate,” a company spokesman told New York Daily News. “Our policy prohibits using a banned hate group’s symbol to identify political prisoners without the context that condemns or discusses the symbol.”
JUST IN: Facebook has taken down Trump ads "for violating our policy against organized hate," it said.
— Ana Cabrera (@AnaCabrera) June 18, 2020
Shideler has also warned of the dangers of top leaders and government officials refusal to acknowledge Antifa’s violence.
Antifa’s Chaz Incident Could Be the Future
“What is distressing is the level of support that Antifa does get from local and state officials from some of these more radical areas,” Shideler continued. “We’ve seen these in Portland, we’re seeing it in Seattle with the mayor and some of the city council members who are essentially supporting this insurrection.”
Antifa members have taken over the police precinct in Seattle and have self-declared the area “Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone” or” CHAZ.”
Shideler warned that he believes the terror-inducing situation continuing to take place in the Washington state city could be used to motivate future outbreaks.
“Even though this won’t last, this zone is not going to last, the people who took this action are learning lessons, they are creating propaganda, they are motivating new followers, and we’re going to see all of those things happen again.”
As Antifa continues to reign down terror and division, people like Shideler are using their voices and expertise to warn of what may come.