FBI Seeks Actual Domestic Terrorist
Within a week of a Department of Homeland Security’s report on the abstract potential of escalating domestic right-wing terrorism, the FBI has added an American to its Most Wanted Terrorists list:
A fugitive animal rights activist believed to be hiding outside the United States has become the first domestic terror suspect named to the FBI’s list of “Most Wanted” terrorists.
Daniel Andreas San Diego, a 31-year-old computer specialist from Berkeley, Calif., is wanted for the 2003 bombings of two corporate offices in California.
Authorities say San Diego has unusual tattoos, including one that shows a burning field and proclaims, “It only takes a spark.”
The FBI, at least, has not shifted to escalation of suspicion of people who share an ideology currently out of power.
It’s worth mentioning, by the way, that DHS’s April anti-conservative report (PDF) had somewhat of a corresponding left-wing release, mentioning the likes of Mr. San Diego (PDF), but a comparison of the two documents’ titles is almost parodic:
“Rightwing Extremism: Current Economic and Political Climate Fueling Resurgence in Radicalization and Recruitment”
“Leftwing Extremists Likely to Increase Use of Cyber Attacks over the Coming Decade”