Anti-Muslim militia warns against refugee invasion at Idaho statehouse: ‘This isn’t some made-up crap!’

Raw Story – by Travis Gettys

An Idaho militia group protested the arrival of Syrian refugees by issuing dark warnings based on anti-Muslim conspiracy theories.

The III% Idaho group rallied Monday outside the statehouse in Boise, where about 100 anti-government activists, many wearing flak jackets and other armor, waved American flags and banners promoting their pro-gun militia group, reported Hatewatch.  

Chris McIntire and other III% Idaho activists (YouTube)“This isn’t some made-up crap we’re spewing out here, like they’re leading you to believe across the way,” shouted Brandon Curtiss, president of the right-wing group.

Actually, “made-up crap” describes a lot of what the III% Idaho group is spewing.

The group has been protesting the College of Southern Idaho’s refugee resettlement program for several weeks, warning that Islamic State radicals were sending “sleeper” terrorists to western nations among refugees from war-torn Syria.

About 300 refugees are expected to be screened and then resettled in communities throughout the state.

Federal authorities admit that gaps do exist in screening Syrian refugees, but they said these migrants will still undergo extensive background checks — although the results are confidential, which makes it difficult to assure alarmists.

“There are many terrorist organizations out there who have stated numerous times that they will manipulate the refugee crisis to spread radical Islam,” said Chris McIntire, a spokesman for the III% group.

“We are seeing this in Europe,” McIntire said. “We have seen it for the past several months, where refugees are rioting in the streets, they are waving Islamic flags, they are praying to Allah, they are demanding Sharia law, which includes the second-class treatment of women.”

Anti-Muslim extremists — including Brigitte Gabriel of ACT! for America, Pam Gellerand Mark Levin — have been promoting those conspiracy theories in right-wing circles and then out onto social media.

The III% movement was co-founded by pro-gun, anti-government activist Mike Vanderboegh, who promotes the idea that the Second Amendment allows unsatisfactory election results to be overturned by armed revolt.

The group’s name refers to the apocryphal belief that only 3 percent of colonists participated in the American Revolution, and group members take pains to describe themselves as a mainstream conservative group — although their rhetoric frequently overlaps with other far-right “patriot” groups and even white supremacist groups.

The far-right connection is missed by some media outlets, including an Idaho TV station that reported the III% percent movement “stands for conservative protections of the constitution and community safety.”

Sounds pretty tame — but the group’s leaders promote a nationalistic agenda that presents Americans as victims of an ethnic minority protected by liberal elites.

“We want to take care of Idahoans first, and we are tired of them taking the dwindling resources we already have for the state of Idaho, and funneling that over to refugee programs to help these guys coming in here, and ignoring our Idaho citizens – our homeless, our veterans, our students that need help here first,” Curtiss said. “We’re not against refugees, what we’re saying is, we need a better process.”

“They’re draining our dwindling resources that’s already in place and not looking out for Idahoans first, or U.S. citizens for that matter,” he added.

Watch video of the protest posted online by The Voice Of Idaho:

27 thoughts on “Anti-Muslim militia warns against refugee invasion at Idaho statehouse: ‘This isn’t some made-up crap!’

  1. Western countries shouldn’t be importing people from the Third World, but which ethnic tribe has been pushing for such policies since day one? A hint for the clueless: Pamela Geller and Mark Levin are part of it.

    Those demonstrators are a perfect illustration of what’s wrong with so many American gun owners: they’ve been brainwashed by “War on Terror” propaganda. Few if any of those people have any clue about the true nature of the threat to their freedom. In fact, they’ve already lost their freedom because their minds are under the control of the Zionist oligarchy.

    I’ll bet you everyone in that crowd is horrified whenever a pig gets shot. No doubt they support the US government’s mercenaries who, after imposing Zionist tyranny overseas, will follow any orders they’re given to use their weapons on Americans (“our” troops have ALWAYS obeyed such orders throughout our history).

    Should we survive the eventual final assault on our freedom, the Jewish supremacists will simply be able to reinfect and co-opt any new system that arises from the ashes. American “patriots” will let it happen, having no clue that the Zionist agenda was a chief reason for the loss of the old America.

    1. Yep. They too are useful idiots.

      Brigitte Gabriel, the other zionist ring leader, has a wiki bio that reads like a holyhoax “survivor” faerie tale. A must-read. Probably the same writer for all of ’em anyway.

  2. Most militias are just like the government. They only want control. I believe that if/when civil wars starts, people will turn on the militias.

    1. Actually it will be factional warfare the likes of which never seen, a billion factions all vying for control.
      Here is a quote from Bill Cooper (don’t remember it exactly): “There are almost no true militias in the US, they are all either a political organization or a religious army all of which are out to kill you unless you submit to their will.”

      Everyone will be turning on each other so fast it will make your head spin, but oh well. We need it. We need a good ole fashioned house cleaning that wipes out 90%+ of the population of North America so we can finally sort our shit out.

      No going by “halves” either go all the way or go home and DIE.

      1. Mark, I do believe Vekar is very much aware of your statement, although he is talking about the mind set of too many modern day militia “clicks” of which are simply another arm that would love to gain control, relegating the bill of rights to simply a dead document because the b of r’s would make darn sure that they and their ideas will not usurp every man’s equal status.
        Another point to keep in mind is that we have the organized and the un-organized militias. Depending on the mind set of the natural leaders of the organized militia determines which way the individuals will be persuaded. If the natural leaders do not ABSOLUTELY AND SOLELY uphold the Bill of Rights as the standard, a different and other standard will be upheld based perhaps upon personal dictates, etc.. This scenario is what we must use as our criteria when observing the organized milita’s and the things that they do. If we don’t hear the Bill of Rights absolute, proceeding forth from their lips, beware.

          1. Militia is a birthright. That being said, Katie is right in her analysis. Using the term ‘militia’ in no way identifies the content or intent. Never forget, our founders fought Tory militia, not unlike the Tories we see today.
            As for these anti-Muslim militias, shouldn’t they be directing their attention toward the corrupt insurgent government that is facilitating the invasion, rather than falling for the guise of religious war?
            I tried to communicate with these people. Maybe it is time for them to realize that when you piss on an honest man, you’re bound to lose credibility and people are going to be taking a closer look at what you’re up to.
            I support absolutely every militiaman in every quarter who stands ready to remove the foreigners from our soil, along with the communists and those who make up the masonic dirty church covenant cabal. If one person is denied a right to any degree on the notion of a superior right, the whole idea of rights is a farce.
            Keep your eyes wide open and become a fully trained, fully equipped individual militiaman, ready to take up the fight where you find it.

          2. Mark, please pardon the error. In spite of it, hopefully something beneficial was added. Keep on truckin!

      2. That’s true, Mark, but “the Militia” in the sense reflected in the Bill of Rights really just refers to the armed civilian population. People back then understood who the enemy was, so the militia concept was very effective.

        I have no doubt that there are some squared-away citizen militia groups who understand the dangers we face and intend to defend freedom with their lives. The development of such groups should be encouraged. But there are far too many composed of semi-literate, pot-bellied, beer-farting clowns who formed militia groups because they want to “defend America against Muslims who want to veil our women and make us all follow Sharia law.”

        Such groups are a joke and will NEVER resist government tyranny in this country. They would sooner kill their own families than shoot anyone in a uniform who was imposing tyranny on the country.

  3. All these shills do is draw out the uneducated patriots….be sure to face the cameras for the facial recognition data base…….. I didn’t see anyone waving the Idaho state flag……….where was the info telling the people the truth about our ‘govt’ that it does not exist , that ALL cities, towns, counties, states are ALL CORPORATIONS ……what wars are really about, etc,etc,etc,……make sure those Zionists are placed on ‘The List’

  4. It seems to me that demonstrations are a waste of time and energy. From what I can see, nothing has been accomplished by these exercises. These people need to prepare for the real demonstration, which is exercising our God given rights to establish a true republic. Those of us who understand that are, and have been ready for a time now. We are everywhere, armed to the teeth. The enemy will not prevail.

  5. Am I the only one that remembers militia units checking peoples guns, during the whole Oregon miner fiasco? Why did they need to check guns, were they taking down serial numbers to hand over to their handlers?
    I wouldn’t trust militias, if my life depended on it. Those groups are no different than the current commie garbage we have in power now.

  6. Blatant violation of the first amendment, bastards claim to be “for freedom” but they immediately violate it the second someone does not believe in THEIR “god.” They did not come out to protest against these ILLEGALS or FOREIGN INVADERS being brought against us they are demanding the abolishment of a religion in general because of what the GOVERNMENT is doing in bringing their patsies here to start a fight. Bunch of dumb anti-bill of rights bastards.

    They are just another RELIGIOUS ARMY not militia!

    1. Agreed, Vekar. I could give a crap less about Islam or its so-called Prophet, but people DO have the right to believe as they wish.

      While we’re on the topic of religion, it’s interesting to note that the god of many of these anti-Muslim yahoos, and most modern “conservatives” in general, is the federal government. Their idol is the Stars & Stripes. Their saints and angels are anyone who serves the government in uniform. They even have their own version of blasphemy that they wish to be punishable by law: desecrating their flag or criticizing “the troops.” Right and wrong are determined primarily by what’s legal or illegal, not by considerations of justice and compassion for the suffering. False patriotism is a far more dangerous religion than Islam could ever be.

  7. “We’re not against refugees,…”

    Then you’re an idiot. They’re being brought here for ONE reason only… to destroy our sovereignty.

    “… what we’re saying is, we need a better process.”


    What we need is a revolution to run all the communists out of power (hanging is the best solution), THEN we’ll worry about bullsh#t like this.

    1. NWO, this statement stuck out as the one that revealed the grave misunderstanding of their efforts, enough said.
      Correction to prior comment-cliques

  8. I’m just bad at the analytics of the whole thing, my patience is wearing thin I guess, let’s get this shit over with.

    1. Mark, it is a constant check up from the neck up with the Bill of Rights as the navigation gauge. When I hear or read things, weighing the words and intent against the Constitution and B or R’s is the way I keep things checked, as to lawful or not. Keep reading the documents to the end you understand them, or call and ask Henry and JD, a great source of learning as you know.

  9. FABRICATED BULLSHIT. Do Not fall for it fellow patriots……

    Travis Gettys begins his story with the title: Anti-Muslim militia warns against refugee invasion at Idaho statehouse. I say “story” because that is what it is, a story, not an article or any sort of honest reporting. It is a liberal shock story, replete with as many inaccuracies and conspiracy theories as it can pack between the lines. The title itself states that these are Anti-Muslims, unless the author suggests that all Muslims are Jihadists, the title intentionally misidentifies the purpose of the protest. The protestors were not militia, they were III Percenters. Militias are self-identified as such and make no apologies for their organizations. III Percenters might be of similar politics or ideology, but they are not militias.
    The protestors were concerned with Jihadists being relocated into their communities, a consequence of misguided government, or worse, malevolent government action with the intent to stir civil unrest, the logical outcome being the perceived need for more government.

    To Travis Gettys and RawStory, who apparently take their marching orders from Hatewatch, an outgrowth of the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), the III Percenters are not citizens interested in the integrity of US Immigration law, or the safety of their community threatened by imported Jihadists. They are described as: “about 100 anti-government activists, many wearing flak jackets and other armor, waved American flags and banners promoting their pro-gun militia group”

    This despite the fact that it is commonly known that Syrian refugees are infused with a certain percentage of Jihadists. There are stories, even from mainstream news outlets, that have documented the inability of the government to completely vet those who arrive from Syria and that some extremists might be among the refugees being resettled across the nation.

    Later in the story, Travis gets in another inaccurate insinuation against as many imagined enemies as he can when he writes: The III% movement was co-founded by pro-gun, anti-government activist Mike Vanderboegh, who promotes the idea that the Second Amendment allows unsatisfactory election results to be overturned by armed revolt.

    First, the III Percent movement might have been co-founded by Mike Vanderboegh, I don’t know, but I do know that there is no III Percent national organization to which every III Percenter looks to for guidance from Mike Vanderboegh, or anyone else. That Travis injects Vanderboegh into the issue is for one purpose only, in his mind anyway, to discredit and somehow link III Percent Idaho with SPLC’s greatest boogieman, Vanderboegh. To push the point as far as he can Travis writes: group members take pains to describe themselves as a mainstream conservative group — although their rhetoric frequently overlaps with other far-right “patriot” groups and even white supremacist groups.

    He just had to get that shot in about “white supremacists,” because anyone who cares about the direction of the nation, or the Constitutional integrity of the government must be a “white supremacist.” In the same way, Travis makes it quite clear that anyone who is concerned about the 300 Syrian refugees being settled in Idaho must be Anti-Muslim, because the accurate portrayal of the protest as a protest against the release of these refugees because the government has admitted that it CANNOT properly vet these refugees to ensure that no Islamic extremist jihadists are released into their communities, would just not fit the narrative, would it?

    The one thing Travis Gettys does not bother to illuminate for the reader is the obvious irony of his narrative where he describes the III Percenters as “anti-government” activists who wave American flags and threaten violence over violations of the Constitution. How does that work, Travis? I mean, even in your own mind. Unless you have already recognized that the government is disengaged from the value of the American flag and the legitimacy of the Constitution.

    This is the trouble with the media, and I do not for a moment consider Travis Gettys a journalist or a member of the media, but he does represent the private views of those in the media. They cannot disengage themselves from their views when they report. They cannot see the III Percent movement for what it is. It is a red flag among the populace that there is something wrong with the government. Instead, they see their own private boogiemen and try desperately to link anyone they disagree with, with them.

    Mike Vanderboegh is just such a boogieman and has long been a thorn in SPLC’s side, because he has not backed down from their harassment and vilification, but has stood up to Morris Dees, a sin that must not go unpunished. The fact that the media cannot see that SPLC is as much a hate group and leftists extremists themselves tells everything about their point of view. I have never been in contact with Mike Vanderboegh, but I respect him and have helped him to expose the Gunwalker Scandal now referred to as Fast and Furious, but I did not help him because I took orders from him. I helped him, without his consent, because he was right and the facts needed to be brought to the fore. In any other world, where the media operated as an agent against government abuses, Vanderboegh would have been hailed as a hero to the public. Not here and not now.

    I would not have bothered with this story by Travis Gettys had it not appeared on the Drudge Report as a legitimate article. Had it not been for that, I would have discounted any such story as just that, fabricated nonsense from the extreme leftist point of view.
    T.L. Davis

  10. Exactly as I see it Paul. Hatewatch was the only word I needed to see why the slanted leftist article was written

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