An employee for the Department of Homeland Security has been put on paid administrative leave after reports surfaced that he runs a racist website advocating a race war.
Ayo Kimathi, an acquisitions officer for Immigration and Customs Enforcement who is in charge of buying weapons and ammunition for the government, operates the website named "War on the Horizon," according to Fox News.
The website includes descriptions of an "unavoidable, inevitable clash with the white race." Kimathi, who reportedly calls himself the "Irritated Genie," is black. He apparently told his supervisors that the website was set up to sell concert and lecture videos.
Kimathi’s site criticizes whites, gays, those of mixed race, and blacks who integrate with whites.
“Warfare is eminent,” the website declares, according to Southern Poverty Law Center’s Hatewatch site, “and 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,”
A former supervisor of Kimathi’s at the DHS told Hatewatch, “Everybody in the office is afraid of him.”
“This guy is filled with hate,” the supervisor continued. “People are afraid he will come in with a gun someday and go postal. I am astounded, he’s employed by the federal government, let alone Homeland Security.”
Hatewatch also reported that Kimathi obtained official permission to run the site, but only by misrepresenting the true nature of his endeavor. He told management that it was an entertainment website selling videos of concerts and lectures. He called it simply WOH, never saying that WOH stood for War on the Horizon.
“If he had adequately and truthfully described his group,” the supervisor said, “I can’t imagine for a minute he would have been granted permission.”
An ICE spokeswoman 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."
Kimathi reportedly hasn't responded to requests for comment.