Ayo Kimathi, a.k.a. “the Irritated Genie," a.k.a. the black supremacist employee of the Department of Homeland Security's U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency is "no longer an ICE employee," according to a statement from ICE's Deputy Press Secretary Gillian Christensen. "His last day with the agency was December 6," she added.
Christensen, citing privacy policies, declined to comment on whether Kimathi left voluntarily or not. Kimathi was placed on administrative leave after the Southern Poverty Law Center spotted the ICE employee's extracurricular advocacy in August. His personal website calls for the mass murder of white people.
Kimathi's site, "War is on the Horizon," apparently escaped the notice of his supervisors for years, although the agency reportedly started receiving complaints about him about two years ago. His old job required approval for extracurricular activities, but Kimathi only described his site by its acronym, "WoH," characterizing it as an entertainment site that sells videos of concerts and lectures. He did, however, sometimes use his real name in association with his activism, which among other things calls President Obama "a treasonous mulatto scum dweller" and lists him among his movement's other enemies. Kimathi also promotes a conspiracy theory arguing that white people are trying to "homosexualize" black men, and advocates for black male supremacy over that of black women.
The SPLC spoke to Kimathi's former supervisor in August, who said that "everybody in the office is afraid of him...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.” The former supervisor discovered Kimathi's site over the summer.
In an email to the Wire, SPLC Campaign Director Josh Glasstetter called the development "welcome but long overdue news," noting that the "DHS had known for months about Kimathi’s promotion of violence." He added: "Regrettably, DHS only took action after we publicized his activities."
This post has been updated with new information.
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