Far Left Eco-Terrorist and Animal Rights Extremist Sentenced in U.S.

Far Left Eco-Terrorist and Animal Rights Extremist Sentenced in U.S.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has won another victory in its efforts to keep Americans safe from far-left radicals in the Animal Liberation Front (ALF) and the Earth Liberation Front (ELF). 

Rebecca Jeanette Rubin, a Canadian eco-terrorist and animal rights extremist, was sentenced to prison by U.S. authorities for her role in a terroristic arson campaign spanning across the western U.S. She has also been ordered to pay over $13 million in restitution to her victims.

Her crimes spanned five U.S. states, occurred over a five-year period, and involved 20 acts of arson. Twelve other far-left individuals were indicted along with Rubin.

Both the ALF and the ELF are classified by the FBI as domestic terror groups, though they enjoy widespread support among the U.S. left, often indirectly. One of the first heroes in their domestic terror operations, Rod Coronado, was initially aided and abetted by a former head of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), according to court documents in Coronado’s autobiography, Flaming Arrows.

The New York Times also came to the defense of a person involved with supporting Coronado and advocating for the ALF and ELF tactics, Scott Crow. In that instance, The New York Times released documents showing the extent of the FBI’s surveillance of Crow while never informing its readers of Crow’s advocacy for violent tactics being used in the political process, or his relationship with and open support of Coronado. The Times also failed to mention Crow’s openly identifying himself in interviews as having been part of a domestic armed paramilitary movement in solidarity with the Chiapas, Mexico, resistance group known as the Zapatistas.

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