( Daily Caller ) The petition to the White House to formally classify Antifa as a terrorist organization has hit 100,000 signatures.
Created by an individual going by the initials “M.A.” on August 17, 2017, the petition calls on the U.S. government to formally recognize the leftist extremist movement, Antifa, as a terrorist organization. The petition was created in response to last weekend’s bloody events in Charlottesville, and the rise of the “alt-left” on the national stage, as highlighted by President Trump.
“Terrorism is defined as ‘the use of violence and intimidation in pursuit of political aims’. This definition is the same definition used to declare ISIS and other groups, as terrorist organizations,” reads the petition.
“AntiFa has earned this title due to its violent actions in multiple cities and their influence in the killings of multiple police officers throughout the United States,” it continues. “It is time for the pentagon to be consistent in its actions – and just as they rightfully declared ISIS a terror group, they must declare AntiFa a terror group – on the grounds of principle, integrity, morality, and safety.”
Read more: White House Petition To Recognize Antifa As A Terrorist Organization Hits 100k Signatures
- Maria Chappelle-Nadal: We call on Senator Maria Chappelle-Nadal to NOT resign
On Thursday, Missouri State Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal wrote on Facebook: “I hope Trump is assassinated.”
After members of her own party are calling for her to resign and the Governor of Missouri is considering expelling her from the Senate, Democrat state senator Maria Chappelle-Nadal started this petition , which she wrote herself, in order to save her career.
We, as constituents and community members and people who feel the same frustration with our current political landscape stand with Senator Maria Chappelle-Nadal. We know that there is a huge difference between saying that someone hopes Donald Trump is assassinated and someone calling for his assassination.
We call on Senator Maria Chappelle-Nadal to NOT resign.