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.
National Journal
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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