Antifascist groups, or Antifa, are now labeled “anarchist extremists” and have been listed among “domestic terrorism” groups by New Jersey’s Office of Homeland Security.
The site describes them as “a subset of the anarchist movement and focus on issues involving racism, sexism, and anti-Semitism, as well as other perceived injustices.”
— NJ Homeland Security (@NJOHSP) June 12, 2017
The New Jersey agency also details Antifa’s incitement of violence toward the “far-right,” like incidents that occurred in Berkeley, California in April and February. (RELATED: The Left’s Embrace Of Political Violence Backfires In Berkeley)
Antifa groups were also involved in shutting down Milo Yiannopoulos’ planned talk at UC Berkeley, where Antifa rioted, destroyed property, beat people with flagpoles and pepper-sprayed a women.
— janey (@janeygak) February 2, 2017
Just toppled a light pole. Craziest protest I’ve seen in Berkeley by far. Crowd fast turning violent. pic.twitter.com/5ujFLOtA4u
— Michael Bodley (@michael_bodley) February 2, 2017
— Old Row (@OldRowOfficial) February 2, 2017
Daily Caller deputy editor Scott Greer recently compared antifascist groups to terrorists during an appearance on Fox News.
Greer said, “They use terror tactics different from ISIS and other Islamic militant groups. Instead of bombs and guns, they use bricks and bike locks to intimidate and harass and suppress civil liberties and to threaten their political opponents.”