Ayo Kimathi is a Department of Homeland Security officer working in the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Division overseeing the buying of weapons, ammunition, handcuffs, etc… for the DHS. He was placed on paid leave on Friday after it was reported he was the owner/operator of the website waronthehorizon.com, a site that advocates race war. Kimathi has been with the DHS since 2009.
The Southern Poverty Law Center included Kimanthi, who calls himself “the Irritated Genie,” on their Hatewatch Blog on August 21 due to his call for “the mass murder of whites,” and the “ethnic cleansing” of “Uncle Tom race traitors.” Kimanthi, a self-identified Black Nationalist, states on his website that “in order for Black people to survive the 21st century, we are going to have to kill a lot of whites- more than our Christian hearts can possibly count.” He also calls for a world-wide “war on homosexuality.”
As a law enforcement agency employee, Kimathi had to have permission to be involved in outside activities, including operating the website. An unnamed former supervisor told the SPLC that Kimathi told his supervisors the site was going to be an entertainment site selling videos of concerts and lectures.
A welcome page to the site that includes a call for a “global clash that will mean the end of white rule on this planet or the end of the Black Race as we know it,” and ends with “We’ll See You on the Battlefield!”, combined with his position with the DHS, an agency with a history of losing weapons and ammo over their 10-year existence, would suggest that an immediate audit of firearms, ammo and other related munitions is needed.
How is it that the department specifically tasked to provide security within our borders not only employees a person like Kimathi, but then places them in a position with access to weapons procurement within an agency that “lost” almost 300 firearms, including handguns, M-4 rifles and shotguns, between fiscal years 2006-2008?
ICE spokeswoman Gillian Christensen released a written statement that says in part “the agency does not condone any type of hateful rhetoric or advocacy of violence of any kind against anyone.” In this case, not only was it condoned, it was approved. While supervisors may have been mislead as to the purpose of the website, a check by anyone at DHS over the last four years would have revealed the true purpose of the site.
Anyone that has visited the site can have no doubt what the objective is. Decide for yourself-Waronthehorizon-do you believe the site contains hateful rhetoric and advocates violence?
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