Joe Biden targets Christians again by urging banks to flag these types of purchases and phrases

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The Biden administration has stepped up its efforts to target Christians and conservatives.

And they are enlisting big business to aid in their crackdown on the American people.

Because now Joe Biden has asked banks to begin flagging these types of purchases and phrases.

A subcommittee of the House Judiciary Committee is seeking to question a former U.S. Treasury official over revelations the agency urged financial institutions to flag customer transactions linked to the purchases of religious texts as well as phrases like “MAGA” and “Trump.”

The federal government thinks The Bible is an indicator of violent extremism 

Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH), chair of the House Subcommittee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government, sent a letter last Wednesday to Noah Bishoff, the former director of an office in the Treasury’s Strategic Operations Division of Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN). 

Jordan formally requested a transcribed interview with Bishoff, and informed Bishoff the subcommittee had obtained documents showing that following the U.S. Capitol protest on January 6, 2021, FinCEN “distributed materials to financial institutions that, among other things, outline the ‘typologies’ of various persons of interest.” 

Jordan also alleges the agency “provided financial institutions with suggested search terms and Merchant Category Codes (MCCs) for identifying transactions on behalf of federal law enforcement.”

“These materials included a document recommending the use of generic terms like ‘TRUMP’ and ‘MAGA’ to ‘search Zelle payment messages’ as well as a ‘prior FinCEN analysis’ of ‘Lone Actor/Homegrown Violent Extremism Indicators,'” the letter reads.

“According to this analysis, FinCEN warned financial institutions of ‘extremism’ indicators that include ‘transportation charges, such as bus tickets, rental cars, or plane tickets, for travel to areas with no apparent purpose,’ or ‘the purchase of books (including religious texts) and subscriptions to other media containing extremist views,’” the letter continued.

Jordan said the documents show that “FinCEN urged large financial institutions to comb through the private transactions of their customers for suspicious charges on the basis of protected political and religious expression.”

The findings from the subcommittee suggest federal law enforcement agencies also sought data on transactions at popular sporting goods stores like Bass Pro Shop, Dick’s Sporting Goods, and Cabela’s. 

“We now know the federal government flagged terms like ‘MAGA’ and ‘TRUMP’ to financial institutions if Americans completed transactions using those terms,” Jordan posted on X. “What was also flagged? If you bought a religious text, like a BIBLE, or shopped at Bass Pro Shop.”

It gets much worse

One of the sample slides distributed by FinCEN, “prepared by a financial institution,” gave instructions on exactly how to query for transactions like those associated with “small arms,” “sporting and recreational goods and supplies,” and keywords like “Dick’s Sporting Goods,” “Cabela’s” and others, according to the documents.

Jordan’s letter specifically refers to the January 6 date, but a source told Fox News the documents linked to House committees’ investigation contained no “specific time frames or limitations for banks searching customer transactions with the terms.” 

This information suggests federal investigators have likely expanded their effort to collect data from merchants “beyond” those transactions allegedly linked to January 6.

The new revelation comes just days after President Joe Biden released the first ad for his 2024 reelection campaign in which he labeled millions of Donald Trump supporters as “extremists.” 

The video released on January 4 highlights what Biden calls the “preservation of American democracy” as the “central issue” of his reelection campaign.

“There’s something dangerous happening in America,” the Democrat says in the ad’s voiceover. “There’s an extremist movement that does not share the basic beliefs of our democracy. All of us are being asked right now, what will we do to maintain our democracy?”

But it turns out, the real threat to our Constitutional Republic is Joe Biden and his allies.

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