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Expert: Here's How Antifa Is 'Terrorism'
Anarchist groups satisfy all 3 prongs of the definition'
by LIAM CLANCY - WND.com
WASHINGTON – An expert on terrorism says there’s really no surprise that Antifa’s campaigns should be described by the Department of Homeland Security and the FBI as terrorism.
Joseph Giacalone, a professor at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York and a retired NYPD sergeant, explained to WND how multiple dimensions of Antifa actions qualify.
“The definition of terrorism, like the act itself, continues to evolve causing much confusion in the eyes of the public,’ Giacalone said Friday. “Anarchist groups satisfy all three prongs of the definition: operate within the U.S., involved in dangerous acts that violate fed and state law and appear to intimidate or coerce a civilian population.
“By stifling free speech and [the] freedom to assemble one can make an argument for coercion. Going after people by exposing them, posting addresses, listing family your members and other ‘doxxing’ could also fall within that realm,” Giacalone added.
Giacalone also noted that many of the white supremacist groups that Antifa battles also employ such tactics.
The comments came after a report that both the Department of Homeland Security and the FBI classified the leftist extremist group Antifa as perpetrators of “domestic terrorist violence.”
The agencies highlighted the movement’s penchant for organized, premeditated violence against American citizens.