A new report by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) identifies Ayo Kimathi, who works for the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) division of Homeland Security, as “the Irritated Genie,” the author of a site that advocates the mass murder of whites and homosexuals. The site, War on the Horizon, dedicates its “time and expertise to properly educating Black people to prepare for Racial Warfare…that will mean the end of white rule on this planet or the end of the Black Race as we know it.”
Because he is employed by a law enforcement agency, Kimathi had to obtain official permission, in writing, for his outside activities. He told his supervisors that his anti-white, anti-LGBT site was an entertainment outfit on which he sold videos of concerts and lectures. He referred to it only by the acronym “WOH,” making it difficult for his superiors to investigate. A former supervisor who spoke to the SPLC said that if Kimathi had “adequately and truthfully described his group,” he would not have been granted permission. He is responsible for procuring guns and ammunition for ICE, and according to this same supervisor, is one of the division’s public faces, representing it at various trade shows and vendor events.
Among the videos available on his site are ones in which he warns that “the Homophiles are coming,” and that “black resistance to the white-sex [gay] assault” begins with “the Brothers and Sisters on the Afrikan continent…taking true leadership in the fight against the expansion of white-sex among Black people.” He criticizes President Obama for being “a treasonous mulatto scum dweller…who will fight against reparations for Black people in amerikkka, but in favor of [gay] rights for freaks in amerikkka and Afrika.”
In this respect, Kimathi’s rhetoric mirrors that of many anti-LGBT and white supremacist groups, whether it be the stream of anti-LGBT statements from Fred Phelps’ Westboro Baptist Church or the white nationalist National Vanguard,” which writes of “the certainty that multiracialism is a death sentence for any society that attempts it [so] it is inevitable that at some point the distribution of power and authority in America—and the rest of the White world—will change dramatically.”
The Atlantic Wire received the following official response from ICE’s Deputy Press Secretary Gillian Christensen after publishing its story. She said in a statement:
“ICE does not condone any type of hateful rhetoric or advocacy of violence of any kind against anyone. Every ICE employee is held to the highest standard of professional and ethical conduct. Accusations of misconduct are investigated thoroughly and if substantiated, appropriate action is taken.”
A video of Kimathi criticizing Louis Farrakhan can be found below:
Scott Eric Kaufman is the proprietor of the AV Club's Internet Film School and, in addition to Raw Story, also writes for Lawyers, Guns & Money. He earned a Ph.D. in English Literature from the University of California, Irvine in 2008.
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