[Even lying jerks knock it out of the park sometimes. Ed]
Black Identity Extremists (2017), or BIEs for short, is the FBI’s name for violent Black anti-racists in the US. Micah Johnson, who shot police in Dallas in 2016, is an example. The FBI says it is an actual movement.
The FBI report on BIEs was sent to police departments in August 2017. It was not meant to be made public. Foreign Policy magazine outed the report in October.
The FBI defines BIEs in a mangled sentence as:
“individuals who seek, wholly or in part, through unlawful acts of force or violence, in response to perceived racism and injustice in American society and some do so in furtherance of establishing a separate black homeland or autonomous black social institutions, communities, or governing organizations within the United States.”
The FBI warns:
“it is very likely that BIEs’ perceptions of unjust treatment of African Americans and the perceived unchallenged illegitimate actions of law enforcement will inspire premeditated attacks against law enforcement over the next year.”
“Perceived” / “perceptions” – the report uses that language throughout. Racist policing is a “perception” of Black people. But “the BIE movement” is not a “perception” of the FBI.
Since the Ferguson riots in 2014 the FBI has feared that some Black people might take it into their heads to try killing police officers. In the past three years, six have. Thus the “movement”.
The FBI does not count “spontaneous” killing of police officers, just those planned and carried out for ideological reasons. Ideology can be determined by one’s links, likes, tweets, rants and searches on the Internet.
Do you suffer from BIE? Know the signs:
- Getting upset about police killings of Black people.
- Showing an interest in BIE or Black separatism.
- Calling for armed revolution or the killing White people.
- Planning to kill police officers.
Mental health was not brought up in the report, even though killing police officers is suicidal for Black people.
Moors: As the FBI tells it, four of the six got part of their thinking from the Moorish Science Temple of America. The Moors say they came to North America from North Africa before Columbus, and therefore long before the rise of the US government. Some are “sovereign citizens”: they do not see themselves as US citizens and do not recognize the authority of the US government or the police. Even before the BIE report, the government saw sovereign citizens as a terrorist threat.
Threat assessment: The BIE report comes out just as the Justice Department is pulling back on reforming violently racist police departments. There are, by the way, at least six known killer cops.
Black Lives Matter: The fear is that BIE will be used as an excuse to crack down on Black Lives Matter – Cointelpro 2.0, as The Root calls it.
Fox News is already using the BIE report to make people think Black Lives Matter protesters are violent extremists. For example, under the headline “FBI cites black extremists as new domestic terrorist threat” they show a Black Lives Matter protest: