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Studies Show Alt-Right White Men Are More Dangerous To The U.S Than Islamic-Extremists

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After 9/11, modern media has paid more attention to terrorist attacks conducted by ISIS and other groups in the United States and around the world, rather than paying equal attention to attacks conducted by domestic terrorist organizations such as the KKK, and lone wolves from the alt-right political party. Many of these attacks conducted by alt-right believers are racially motivated, such as the Charleston Church attack, where a white terrorist, Dylann Roof, shot and killed 9 innocent African-American church attendees, including the senior pastor because he “just wanted to kill black people“. Another example of a racially motivated attack by a white American, was earlier this year in February, when a white male, a firm supporter of President Trump, shot and killed two Hindus whom he told: “Get out of my country”. The man later bragged about shooting “Two Iranians” with the bartender. A report released by the Department of Justice in 2015 shows that there have been over 800 racially motivated attacks by white people against Muslims, Hindus, Sikhs, South Asians, and people believed to be of Middle Eastern descent.

n the span of 2006-2015, there have been about 201 official terrorist incidents conducted on United States soil. About 115 of these terrorist incidents were conducted by alt-right Americans who had racially motivated causes for their attacks. The same study shows 19 attacks by left-wing extremists in which the attacks’ causes consisted of environment protection and animal rights.  Islamic-extremists conducted 63 attacks in the United States, compared to the 115 conducted by alt-right white Americans.

Map of terrorist attacks in the United States since 2008. Map by the Investigative Fund and Reveal.

Another study conducted by the New America Foundation, shows in their June study, “that white extremists were by far the most dangerous. They pointed to the recent Emanuel AME Church shooting in Charleston, S.C., and the 2012 attack on a Sikh temple in Wisconsin, as well as many lesser-known attacks on Jewish institutions and on police. They found that 48 people were killed by white terrorists, while 26 were killed by radical Islamists, since Sept. 11.”

 “The study also found that the criminal justice system judged jihadists more harshly than their non-Muslim counterparts, indicting them more frequently than non-jihadists and handing down longer sentences.”
The Investigative Fund’s findings mimic those of earlier studies on domestic terrorism. The New America Foundation, for instance, has been monitoring and analyzing deadly terrorist attacks on U.S. soil since the Sept. 11 attacks, also finds a two-to-one ratio of attacks by far-right extremists to Islamist extremists, with 21 deadly attacks by far-right extremists, compared to 11 by Islamist extremists.
“When it comes to right-wing extremism, attackers are also ‘mostly men’ and ‘almost purely white.” – Reporter David Neiwert

American media has had a long and disturbing history of double standards when it comes to terrorism ― starting with the hesitation from mainstream media to label attacks by white terrorists as “terrorism,” but how quick they are to label terrorist attacks by nonwhite’s “Terrorists”.

Neiwert said, “It’s reflected in the way the press report upon various kinds of domestic terror attacks: When it’s a white domestic terrorist, they underplay it, write it off to mental illness.”

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Written by Sameer Ghai

Sameer is a 15 year old high school student living in Orange County, California. Sameer is passionate about photography, debate, and journalism. He is also the founder of this magazine. You can catch him binge-watching #RichKids of Beverly Hills, or anything on Netflix. Find him on Instagram (sameer.ghai), or Twitter (sameerghaii)

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