Right-wing racists growing danger in US

Newly released data shows white supremacists killed twice as much people than home grown militants killed since 9/11 in United States

Photo by: Reuters
Photo by: Reuters

Updated Jul 28, 2015

The white supremacists in the United States have killed 48 people since the 9/11 attacks carried out in New York and the Pentagon, almost doubled the number who have been killed by homegrown militants or the attacks carried out by militant groups. 

According to the New America Foundation’s recently released data, a Washington-based research centre, the attacks which were carried out by militant groups like ISIS and Al Qaeda have killed 26 people in the US since Al Qaeda executed the 9/11 attacks 14 years ago. 

The slaying of nine black people at a historic church in Charleston last week by a white far right-wing attacker was the latest tragic incident.

The research centre underlines that the US media has been misleading the community by giving more space to homegrown or external attacks than the attacks by the white supremacists. 

The misleading, as a result, causes incorrect perception on Muslim community in the United State and around the world, and becomes even more deceptive for Americans. 

The data also showed that the white supremacists have carried out 19 deadly attacks since the last 14 years, while the militants have carried seven deadly attacks. 

Regarding the data obtained, the white far right-wing attackers threaten the United States much more than the homegrown or foreign militants, said Dr Charles Kurzman of the University of North Carolina, cited by the New York Times on Wednesday.

“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, quoted by the NYT. 

John G. Horgan, a researcher at the University Massachusetts who also interviewed with the NYT on the issue, also said the public perception on militant attacks and the actual threat has been changing.

“...there’s a belief that the threat of right-wing, antigovernment violence has been underestimated,” said John G. Horgan.

According to the Huffington Post, there are 784 organisations advocating the superiority of white race in the United States now, including ne0-Nazis and Ku-Klux Klan. 

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