The Department of Homeland Security said Friday that one of its employees — who reportedly has responsibility for buying weapons and ammunition for the government — also runs a racist website predicting and advocating a race war. Since the initial news stories last week, DHS has put the employee on paid administrative leave.
Fox News reported last week that Ayo Kimathi, an acquisitions officer for Immigration and Customs Enforcement operates the website named “War on the Horizon” (waronthehorizon.com). It includes descriptions of an “unavoidable, inevitable clash with the white race.” Kimathi is black.
Kimathi reportedly got the go-ahead from the government to create and maintain his website. As a law-enforcement-agency employee, he is required to get permission in writing if he engages in outside activities, which includes everything from working a second job to volunteering.
Apparently, Kimathi obtained official permission to run the website, but did it by misrepresenting the true nature of his site. He told DHS management that it was an entertainment website selling videos of concerts and lectures.
ICE spokeswoman Gillian Christensen said in a written statement that the agency “does not condone any type of hateful rhetoric or advocacy of violence of any kind against anyone.” Christensen denied that Kimathi had responsibility for buying ammunition.