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U.S. right wing extremists more deadly than jihadists

15 April 2014 General 9 Comments Email This Post Email This Post

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(CNN) – On Sunday, a man shot and killed a 14-year-old boy and his grandfather at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City and then drove to a nearby Jewish retirement community where he shot and killed a third person. Police arrested a suspect, Frazier Glenn Cross, who shouted “Heil Hitler” after he was taken into custody.

Cross, who also goes by Frazier Glenn Miller, is a well-known right wing extremist who founded the Carolina Knights of the Ku Klux Klan and the White Patriot Party, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center.

Now let’s do the thought experiment in which instead of shouting “Heil Hitler” after he was arrested, the suspect had shouted “Allahu Akbar.” Only two days before the first anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings, this simple switch of words would surely have greatly increased the extent and type of coverage the incident received.

Yet the death toll in the shootings in Kansas is similar to that of last year’s Boston Marathon bombings, where three people were killed and the suspects later killed a police officer as they tried to evade capture. (Many more, of course, were also wounded in the Boston attacks; 16 men, women and children lost limbs.)

In fact, since 9/11 extremists affiliated with a variety of far-right wing ideologies, including white supremacists, anti-abortion extremists and anti-government militants, have killed more people in the United States than have extremists motivated by al Qaeda’s ideology. According to a count by the New America Foundation, right wing extremists have killed 34 people in the United States for political reasons since 9/11. (The total includes the latest shootings in Kansas, which are being classified as a hate crime).

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9 Comments »

  1. All extremists are deadly. My opinion, feel free to disagree.

  2. Well no shit. I’m sure Fox will cover this fairly and balanced.

    Nathan, of course ALL are deadly. Its about which ones do it more often in America.

    White man shoots Jewish people and its ‘an incident’. If he were Muslim, well lets just say, we’d of invaded atleast 2 more wrong counties by now.

  3. You’re argument here is misleading at best. You talk about the US; there many more people here who support the right wing extremists than there are people here who support the extreme ideologies of al Qaeda. The group with the largest membership is most likely to the most of anything.

    Speaking of groups, you’re comparing all of the many different groups that qualify as right wing extremists to al Qaeda. Once again the difference in membership size would easily acount for the difference in body count.

    Can’t we just agree that all of these groups are deadly, some more so than others, and they should all be considered a threat to everyone?

  4. Very true!

  5. Very true!

  6. Sultan Yacine

  7. True Ryan Gardner

  8. Left-wingers are the extremists. They defend the Boston Marathon bomber and hate Jews.

  9. Why are they called “extremists” and not “terrorists”? I think the reason is to make sure that only the brown-skinned people are thought of as the dangerous terrorist ones, the abortion clinic bombers, the mass shooters with an agenda to prove, these ones aren’t terrorists.

    There’s an agenda to prove, and it’s to excuse the far right-wing political groups that would have been invaded by local PD’s undercover detectives everywhere if the “extremists” had been called terrorists. You can bet the NYPD does not have Birthright meetings packed with the same number of officers that it still has in local Friday prayers at Mosques.

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