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Terrorism in America: More people killed by right-wingers than by Muslims

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If you’re convinced that Muslim extremists pose a threat to you, your family and other good and decent Americans, your concerns are perhaps misdirected.

That demented racist who killed nine people in a Charleston, S.C., church last week is more representative of the terrorism threat in this county than are the people who attend the mosque across-town from where you live.

At least, that what a study of the matter says, as we see HERE:

 In the 14 years since Al Qaeda carried out attacks on New York and the Pentagon, extremists have regularly executed smaller lethal assaults in the United States, explaining their motives in online manifestoes or social media rants.

But the breakdown of extremist ideologies behind those attacks may come as a surprise. Since Sept. 11, 2001, nearly twice as many people have been killed by white supremacists, antigovernment fanatics and other non-Muslim extremists than by radical Muslims.

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A survey to be published this week asked 382 police and sheriff’s departments nationwide to rank the three biggest threats from violent extremism in their jurisdiction. About 74 percent listed antigovernment violence, while 39 percent listed “Al Qaeda-inspired” violence, according to the researchers, Charles Kurzman of the University of North Carolina and David Schanzer of Duke University.

“Law enforcement agencies around the country have told us the threat from Muslim extremists is not as great as the threat from right-wing extremists,” said Dr. Kurzman, whose study is to be published by the Triangle Center on Terrorism and Homeland Security and the Police Executive Research Forum.

 

 

 

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