White supremacists pose bigger threat to US than radical Islam: report

Report says two-thirds of all terror attacks on US soil since 9/11 have been caused by right-wing attackers


Web Desk December 01, 2015
Report says of the terror attacks on US soil since 9/11, two-thirds of deaths have been caused by right-wing attackers PHOTO: INDEPENDENT

As Islamophobic attacks spike in the aftermath of the deadly Paris attacks, statistics shows of all attacks on US soil two-thirds of deaths have been caused by “right-wing” attackers.

David Sterman, the senior programme associate at the New America Foundation, while speaking to Vox said, “There is a conventional wisdom that terrorism in the US is the province of foreigners and is seen as a problem of infiltration.”

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“And while there is certainly a reason for that perception, as the September 11 attacks were conducted by people who came in from abroad, in the 330 cases we’ve examined since September 11, we found 80 per cent are US citizens,” he added.

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Sterman’s statement is in stark contrast to comments made by Republican politicians calling for the prevention of Syrian Muslim refugees from entering the United States for fear of Paris-style terrorist attacks.

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Filmmaker and author, Michael Moore, also tweeted against the rampant Islamophobia in the USA. "Thanksgiving weekend is over, and after all those warnings about Muslims, the one terrorist incident of the weekend is a white hater in Colorado,” he said.



A recent example of terrorism perpetrated by a white US man is the shooting at an abortion clinic in Colorado. Robert Lewis Dear, 57, is believed to have entered the Planned Parenthood clinic with a high-powered rifle on Friday and fire on police and civilians outside the building.

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Dear allegedly shot and killed three people, including a police officer, and wounded five others, Colorado officials said.

This article originally appeared on Independent.

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AesopsRetreat | 5 years ago | Reply . . April 1999 - Two teenage schoolboys Columbine - were not Right Wing. July 1999 - A stock exchange trader killed 12 - was not Right Wing. September 1999 - A gunman in Fort Worth killed six - was not Right Wing. October 2002 - Sniper-style shootings in DC, leavesg 10 dead - was not Right Wing. August 2003 - Chicago laid-off worker killed six - was not Right Wing. March 2005 - A man opened fire in church killing seven - was not Right Wing. April 2007 - Seung-Hui Cho shot and killed 32 at Virginia Tech - was not Right Wing. August 2007 - Three Delaware State University students were killed - was not Right Wing. December 2007 - A 20-year-old man killed nine - was not Right Wing. December 2007 - A woman and her boyfriend shot dead six - was not Right Wing. February 2008 - Shooter tied up and shot six women - was not Right Wing. February 2008 - A man opened fire in DeKalb, Illinois, killing five - was not Right Wing. July 2008 – Former student shot three - was not Right Wing. September 2008 - Mentally ill man leaving six dead - was not Right Wing. October 2008 - Several men in a car opened fire killing two - was not Right Wing. March 2009 - A 28-year-old laid-off worker opened fire killing 10 people - was not Right Wing. March 2009 - A heavily-armed gunman shot dead eight people - was not Right Wing. March 2009 - Six people shot dead in Santa Clara, California - was not Right Wing. April 2009 - A man shot dead 13 people at a civic center - was not Right Wing. July 2009 - Six people, including one student shot dead - was not Right Wing. November 2009 - Major Nidal Hasan Ft Hood 13 dead 42 wounded - was not Right Wing. February 2010 – A professor opened fire killing three colleagues - was not Right Wing. January 2011 - Gunman opened fire killing six people including Gabrielle Giffords - was not Right Wing. July 2012 - James Holmes opens fire inside cinema killing 12 and injuring 58 - was not Right Wing. December 2012 - Adam Lanza, 20, kills 20 first-graders and six adults Sandy Hook - was not Right Wing. June 2013 - John Zawahri, 23, kills five people - was not Right Wing. April 2013 - Boston Bombers 3 dead 263 injured - was not Right Wing. September 2013 - Aaron Alexis, former Navy man, killed Thirteen - was not Right Wing. May 2014 - Elliot Rodger opens fire killing seven - was not Right Wing. August 2015 - Vester Lee Flanagan II shoots dead two former colleagues - was not Right Wing. San Bernardino shooting 14 dead 21 wounded - was not Right Wing. . . So what are you talking about ?? .
Carl | 5 years ago | Reply Yes white racist, have been and are a problem in this country. As well as the raise of Black racist through segregationist and black Nationalist movement in this county. Radical Islam as well, all over it is a Problem. Here is the difference Radical Islam is an International Terrorist threat, that looks to destroy western civilization, and conquer with a world wide caliphate. Why bring problems home, when you have enough problems at home. You can limit immigration into the country of Radical Islam. You can not kick out or strip citizenship once they are here. or are here. The News media looks more at White racism that envelopes this nation. But hardly a News Article on Black racism. Why is that, are we just turning a blind eye to black racism movement. Look what is going on with Black segregationist on College campuses. Demanding Black only space on College campuses. If they were a white segregationist movement, it would be condemned by News media, and the general public. Black segregationist are getting their black only space on college campuses; through out America. All this Hate needs to be addressed. Islamic Terrorist is and will always be the bigger problem that this country will face. Racism is not an exclusive phenomena to the United States, as some believe. It is world wide, Try India cast system, they do Have Muslims extremist too. It is all over, and interracial Racism is alive an well world wide. It not just Americans that have Racism, Try the Roma In Europe, and European Racism toward the Roma. Almost every nation that shares its country with multicultural people have some from of Racism within. Even the ones like Japan, with more of a homogeneous society have racism towards others. China has it too, any all countries Have racism. But one thing the world has in almost every country in the world. Is Radical Islamic Terrorist, and they are following a religious dictates that a very Large minority Follow would wide. As well as a very Large Majority that sympathizes with Radical Islam terrorist. That is the Real threat to America and the world. You don't have KKK going Mexico, or china, Russia. etc.
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