Antifa, which is a progressive, anti-fascist, anti-police hate group is making national headlines lately.
The disparate group of masked rioters and protesters have shown up in greater and greater numbers across the country. Their priorities are bound by anti-capitalist, anti-American sentiment and really not much else.
The group is prone to violence, and just this weekend, dozens of its members were arrested for assaulting police officers in Boston with rocks, fists, and bottles of urine.
In recent weeks, Antifa members have:
- Thrown bottles filled with their own urine and feces.
- Vandalized and rioted on college campuses across the country because someone practiced free speech.
- Stabbed a police horse.
- Went on a stabbing rampage against unarmed citizens.
- Burned American flags.
- Chanted about killing police officers.
In response to the growing violence by the progressive group, tens of thousands of Americans have signed a petition to the White House to designate Antifa as a terrorist organization.
Here is the logic of the petition, which currently has nearly 400,000 signatures.
Terrorism is defined as “the use of violence and intimidation in pursuit of political aims”. This definition is the same definition used to declare ISIS and other groups, as terrorist organizations. AntiFa has earned this title due to its violent actions in multiple cities and their influence in the killings of multiple police officers throughout the United States. It is time for the pentagon to be consistent in its actions — and just as they rightfully declared ISIS a terror group, they must declare AntiFa a terror group — on the grounds of principle, integrity, morality, and safety.
At the 100,000-signature mark, the White House will respond to the request.
To find out more about antifa, read this breakdown.