The petition asking that ‘Black Lives Matter’ be labeled a terrorist group? White House responds…

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On July 6, the same day black militant Micah Johnson murdered five police officers in Dallas, an online petition was created at WhiteHouse.gov seeking to label the “Black Lives Matter” movement a terrorist group.

The petition reads:

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. Black Lives Matter has earned this title due to its actions in Ferguson, Baltimore, and even at a Bernie Sanders rally, as well as all over the United States and Canada. 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 Black Lives Matter a terror group — on the grounds of principle, integrity, morality, and safety.

It took less than two weeks to reach the 100,000 signatures required to get an official White House response, and the official signature count now stands at over 141,000.

As to be expected, the regime’s response was predictable. Apparently, the White House “plays no role in designating domestic terror organizations.”

Mentioning how President Obama “brought together law enforcement officials, civil rights leaders, activists, faith leaders, academics, and state and local elected officials this week to encourage frank conversations about the steps we can take together to build trust and ensure justice for all Americans,” the response quotes the President extensively in laying out what he feels the Black Lives Matter slogan really means:

“I know that there are some who have criticized even the phrase ‘black lives matter,’ as if the notion is, is that other lives don’t matter. And so you get ‘all lives matter’ or ‘blue lives matter.’ I understand the point they’re trying to make. I think it’s important for us to also understand that the phrase ‘black lives matter’ simply refers to the notion that there’s a specific vulnerability for African-Americans that needs to be addressed. It’s not meant to suggest that other lives don’t matter. It’s to suggest that other folks aren’t experiencing this particular vulnerability.

“And so we shouldn’t get too caught up in this notion that somehow people who are asking for fair treatment are somehow, automatically, anti-police, are trying to only look out for black lives as opposed to others. I think we have to be careful about playing that game, just because that’s not obviously what is intended.”

 

Finally, “The White House plays no role in designating domestic terror organizations,” the response reads. “The U.S. government does not generate a list of domestic terror organizations, and therefore we are not able to address the formal request of your petition. We encourage you to engage with your community in the ongoing discussion of how we can better build trust and safety in our communities.”

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