December 27, 2015 Posted by Daryl Johnson in Domestic Terrorism

UNITED STATES, [US]--President Obama on NPR this week was asked about the threat posed by domestic terrorists. “If you just look at the numbers," he said, "then non-Islamic, non-foreign-motivated terrorist actions have killed at least as many Americans on American soil as those who were promoted by jihadists.” Experts on terrorism agree, but argue that some conservative politicians downplay this fact.   The question is why? Extremists from America’s far right wing have carried out well over half of the deadliest terror attacks on American soil since 9/11. In recent weeks, mosques around the country have been fired on, burnt or defaced, including one in Burlington, MA.; men described as white supremacists shot up peaceful protesters at a Black Lives Matter rally in Minneapolis (the accused shooter, Allen Lawrence Scarsella, 23, was charged with five counts of second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon and one count of second-degree riot).; several white supremacists were arrested in Virginia for allegedly plotting to blow up black churches and mosques; and heavily armed right-wing gunmen blocked the entrance of a mosque in Irving, Texas, holding banners that read,  “we are the solution to Islamic terrorism.” So why aren’t homegrown extremists stirring up the same public fear as those claiming to be acting in the name of Islam? View More>>

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