A college program funded by President Joe Biden’s Department of Homeland Security (DHS) found equivalence between Christians, conservatives, and neo-Nazi groups, according to a prominent watchdog group.
MRC Free Speech America reported that DHS’ Office of Targeted Violence and Terrorism Prevention funneled $352,109 to the University of Dayton. The funds were used for a 2022 program aimed at educating on the “risks of and protective factors for radicalization to violence.”
DHS-funded college program equates conservatives and Christians to militant neo-Nazis: ‘Pyramid of Far-Right Radicalization’ – Defund DHS and fire those responsible for this poison 🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬 https://t.co/fSDthKMxvC
— RHollister (@RobertHollist7) May 26, 2023
Its findings are interesting though hardly surprising. After all, this White House believes that rampaging White supremacists are the primary threat to the U.S. Not millions flooding across the border and not China or Russia.
Embattled DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said in an internal memo that the grant program was a “high priority” for his agency.
Almost $40 million in some 80 grants were awarded by DHS to promote “media literacy and online critical thinking initiatives.”
How bizarre were the connections made by this DHS-funded initiative?
The PREVENTS-OH program at Dayton drew a correlation between conservative groups such as the Republican National Committee, the Heritage Foundation, the National Rifle Association, and Fox News to known hate groups.
Joining these on “The Pyramid of Far-Right Radicalization” are prominent and mainstream groups as MAGA followers, PragerU, Turning Point USA, the Christian Broadcasting Network, and Breitbart News.
For example, they were compared to such luminaries as The Base, a neo-Nazi paramilitary group, and The Daily Stormer, a White supremacist website.
Biden’s DHS, of course, denied any connection to the twisted event. A spokesperson told the New York Post that “this seminar was not funded, organized, or hosted by the Department of Homeland Security.”
They further disavowed the ridiculous pyramid that painted conservatives as the bedrock for hate groups.
MRC vice president Dan Schneider responded by declaring that “DHS is lying through its teeth once again. DHS did indeed fund the PREVENT-OH program a year after a graph and documents were presented that equated Nazis to conservatives, Christians, and Republicans.”
Not only did Schneider assert that DHS “scrubbed” its website after the revelations were publicized, but the Dayton conference even featured a senior agency official in attendance.