From: author-image Jerome R. Corsi

The U.S. attorney who warned last week that “inflammatory speech” against Islam could violate civil-rights laws was the prosecutor who brought firearms charges against a Navy veteran who challenged the validity of President Obama’s birth certificate.

William Killian, the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Tennessee, made the warning in a slide presentation June 4 in Manchester, Tenn.

The Navy veteran, Darren Huff, came on the federal government’s radar in 2010 when he and another Navy veteran living in Tennessee, Walt Fitzpatrick, filed civil actions in court charging President Obama with treason. The veterans claimed Obama assumed the presidency while refusing to prove he was born in Hawaii by presenting to the American public a 1961 original long-form Hawaii birth certificate that could be independently authenticated by court-recognized document experts.

The Obama administration has minimized the threat of Islamic terrorism while elevating the threat potential from “right-wing extremism.”

As WND reported in April 2009, a DHS intelligence and analysis assessment classified “right-wing extremists” as a terrorist threat, identifying as especially dangerous military veterans who have fought in foreign wars and are “disgruntled” about the country’s direction.

Also of concern was alternative media that provide “interpretations of events and issues that differ radically from those presented in mass media outlets.”

The the Wall Street Journal reported at that time that the FBI had launched together with the Department of Defense “Operation Vigilant Eagle,” targeting white supremacists and “militia/sovereign-citizen extremist groups.”

Last month, WND reported Marine veteran Brandon Raub, 27, was arrested by a swarm of FBI and Secret Service agents and forcibly detained in a psychiatric ward for comments he had posted on Facebook that expressed dissatisfaction with the U.S. government.

The FBI, the Department of Defense and the DHS did not respond to WND requests asking whether or not Operation Vigilant Eagle was currently in progress.

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