By Michael Bryan
The right wing desperately wants America to believe that Loughner is not one of them. They are grabbing onto every scrap and rumor to paint him as a leftist.
Homeland Security and Fox News (of all sources) don't agree:
According to a law enforcement memo based on information provided by DHS and obtained by Fox News, Jared Loughner, the alleged shooter of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, may have been influenced by a pro-white racist organization that publishes an anti-immigration newsletter.
No direct connection, but strong suspicion is being direceted at American Renaissance, an organization that Loughner mentioned in some of his internet postings and federal law enforcement officials are investigating Loughner's possible links to the organization. The organization is a monthly publication that promotes a variety of white racial positions.
"The group's ideology is anti government, anti immigration, anti ZOG (Zionist Occupational Government), anti Semitic," according to the memo which goes on to point out that Congressman Giffords is the first Jewish female elected to high office in Arizona. A recent posting on American Renaissance's website on January 7 begins with an article entitled: "Exit poll: Whites are Different." The site goes on to list anti-immigration articles. Investigators are also pursuing Loughner's alleged anti-Semitism.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation has taken command of the investigation.
Loughner may have been motivated by many things, but defending "Obamacare" or ushering in a worker's paradise wasn't among them. Most likely his motives had much more to do with Gabby's Jewish heritage. For whatever it's worth, AmRen denies any association with Loughner.