A new “anti-terrorism” program launched by Democrat President Joe Bidne’s administration places Christians, conservatives, and Republicans in the same category as Nazis.
The new program is being run by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
However, the initiative appears to be more focused on smearing the Democrats’ political opponents as “terrorists” rather than actually countering terrorism.
The program appears to be a further advancement of efforts to persecute those connected to Jan. 6 and label them as “domestic terrorists,” which the Biden admin have Democrats have tried to expand by extending the same targeting to Republicans and President Donald Trump’s supporters.
The Biden admin is doling out taxpayer money to fund its “anti-terrorism” grant initiative to a university program.
According to documents obtained by Fox News, the program explicitly lumps the Republican Party, as well as Christian and conservative groups, into the same category as Nazis.
The Media Research Center, a conservative watchdog group, obtained documents through Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests.
The docs reveal that the DHS program meant to fight terrorism is funding a group whose work has explicitly targeted the American political right.
The MRC outlined its findings in a report, arguing what the group found warrants criminal prosecution.
“This terrorism task force is engaged in an active effort to demonize and eliminate Christian, conservative, and Republican organizations using federal taxpayer dollars,” said Brent Bozell, founder, and president of the Media Research Center.
“What we have uncovered calls for criminal prosecution.
“The American people need to know those who are abusing their positions in the federal government will be held accountable for their criminal behavior.”
DHS’s Targeted Violence and Terrorism Prevention Grant Program (TVTP) provides funds to various public, private, and non-profit institutions — such as universities and county governments — “to establish or enhance capabilities to prevent targeted violence and terrorism.”
Grant applicants must be based in the U.S. and implement a U.S.-based program.
The Biden administration has awarded 80 grants through the TVTP totaling just under $40 million.
The lowest grant was for $85,000, the highest was over $1.1 million, and the median was about $442,000.
One such grantee was the University of Dayton for its PREVENTS-OH program.
The DHS awarded the college $352,109 to “draw on the expertise of the University of Dayton faculty” to fight “domestic violence extremism and hate movements.”
The university’s grant application submitted to DHS linked in a footnote to a controversial Dayton conference where an academic researcher presented a chart titled the “Pyramid of Far-Right Radicalization.”
Among the organizations and movements displayed on the pyramid were the Republican Party, the Heritage Foundation, the American Conservative Union, Fox News, Breitbart News, the National Rifle Association, PragerUniversity, Tea Party Patriots, the Make America Great Again (MAGA) movement, the pro-police Blue Lives Matter movement, and the Christian Broadcasting Network.
The pyramid also included hate groups like The Base, a neo-Nazi paramilitary group, and the Daily Stormer, a pro-Nazi publication, seemingly comparing them to mainstream organizations such as the GOP.
The MRC argued in its report that TVTP grants are just the latest example of the Biden administration using taxpayer dollars to attack political opponents, citing DHS’s now-defunct and much-maligned Disinformation Governance Board and the FBI reportedly targeting parents with anti-terrorism tools.
To conclude its report, the Media Research Center noted it obtained documents for several other TVTP grantees allegedly showing DHS funding efforts to target and demonize political opponents of the Biden administration.
“This report only scratches the surface of the Biden DHS’s nefarious TVTP grant program,” the document states.
“MRC Free Speech America has obtained more documents from other DHS grantees and other organizations through our concentrated FOIA initiative and will be presenting further evidence of the Biden administration’s efforts to target conservatives, Christians, and the Republican Party going forward.”
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