Government, religion

Republicans Demand Answers: FBI, DOJ Label Catholics as Terrorists!

Republicans are calling out the FBI and the Justice Department (DOJ) after a leaked internal FBI memo revealed that the agency had plans to label Catholics as ‘potential terrorists.”

A coalition of 20 GOP state attorneys general, led by Virginia attorney general Jason Miyares, is demanding answers from FBI Director Christopher Wray and U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland, saying they are “horrified” to learn that the FBI’s Richmond office circulated a report linking “radical traditionalist Catholics” to white supremacists and violent extremism.

“Anti-Catholic bigotry appears to be festering in the FBI, and the Bureau is treating Catholics as potential terrorists because of their beliefs,” a letter addressed to Wray and Garland read. “We are the chief legal officers of our respective States charged not only with enforcing the law but also with securing the civil rights of our citizens. Therefore, the FBI must immediately and unequivocally order agency personnel not to target Americans based on their religious beliefs and practices,” they said, adding that they will take “appropriate means to protect the rights of our constituents as guaranteed by our Constitution.” Read more…

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