DHS Still Hasn’t Fired Black Supremacist Who Called for Mass Murder of Whites

Almost four months after he was unmasked as a militant black nationalist who called for murdering “Uncle Tom race traitors,” Ayo Kimathi is still employed.

War on the Horizon, the website run by DHS employee Ayo Kimathi.
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Alex Seitz Wald
Nov. 19, 2013, 9 a.m.

The black-na­tion­al­ist De­part­ment of Home­land Se­cur­ity em­ploy­ee who was placed on leave al­most four months ago for run­ning a web­site that es­pouses the mass murder of whites has still not been fired, an agency spokes­per­son told Na­tion­al Journ­al.

The South­ern Poverty Law Cen­ter first ex­posed Ayo Kimathi in Au­gust, prompt­ing a small me­dia firestorm that led DHS to place the pro­cure­ment of­ficer on ad­min­is­trat­ive leave with pay pending re­view. DHS deputy press sec­ret­ary Gil­lian Christensen con­firmed that his status has not changed and that he is still on leave pending re­view.

Kimathi, us­ing the on­line nom de guerre “the Ir­rit­ated Genie,” called for “eth­nic cleans­ing” of “black-skinned Uncle Tom race trait­ors” on his web­site, which en­vi­sioned a massive race war on the ho­ri­zon. “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 wrote.

In oth­er post­ings, he warned that whites and their en­a­blers like Pres­id­ent Obama are try­ing to “ho­mo­sexu­al­ize” black men in or­der to make them weak­er, and sug­ges­ted that a wo­man’s primary role in life should be to “keep a strong Black man happy.” He also seemed to hold anti-Semit­ic views, claim­ing in a Face­book post that his web­site was un­der at­tack from a con­spir­acy of “zion­ist small­hats, the Uncle Tom koons,” and, nat­ur­ally, “the haters.”

Kimathi, who has been at DHS since 2009, works for Im­mig­ra­tion and Cus­toms En­force­ment and made $115,731 in 2012. Civil ser­vice laws make it dif­fi­cult for the fed­er­al gov­ern­ment to fire em­ploy­ees.

Gov­ern­ment Ex­ec­ut­ive‘s Charles Clark re­por­ted in early Septem­ber that DHS re­ceived com­plaints about Kimathi as long as two years ago. A former su­per­visor of Kimathi’s told the SPLC that “every­body in the of­fice is afraid of him,” and wor­ried that he would “come in with a gun someday and go postal.”

In Septem­ber, a con­tract­or at the Wash­ing­ton Navy Yard killed 12 people and in­jured eight oth­ers in a shoot­ing ram­page that also left him dead.

Home­land Se­cur­ity has con­demned Kimathi’s polit­ic­al views and said his em­ploy­ment is un­der re­view, but as of Monday af­ter­noon, he re­mains em­ployed. That’s not ac­cept­able, says Josh Glasstet­ter of the SPLC, which re­searches hate groups of all stripes. “DHS should be track­ing Kimathi, not em­ploy­ing him,” he told Na­tion­al Journ­al.

“This isn’t a mundane hu­man re­sources mat­ter or a tricky First Amend­ment ques­tion. DHS should have in­vest­ig­ated and fired Kimathi months, or even years, ago,” Glasstet­ter ad­ded.

Kimathi has claimed his web­site was merely in­ten­ded for en­ter­tain­ment. “The Ir­rit­ated Genie of Soufeese” replied to a re­quest for com­ment sent to his web­site say­ing “we will not be mak­ing any state­ments on this un­for­tu­nate situ­ation.” 


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