feature: new study shows that homegrown white terrorism is a bigger threat to the united states than muslim extremists

October 5, 2015
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If there’s one thing that has been reflected by last week’s shooting in Oregon and the Charleston church shooting in June (in which nine blacks were shot dead by a young white male at one of South Carolina’s most historic black churches), it’s that white supremacy is America’s biggest terrorist problem – not the Islamic extremists that the country’s mass media seem to fixate on. The Root reports that a new study shows that, based on statistics, White supremacy is more of a threat to the safety of Americans than muslim extremism: “Nearly twice as many people have been killed in the U.S. by white supremacists and other non-Muslim extremists than by radical Muslims since Sept. 11, 2001 […] The study, conducted by New America, a Washington Research center, found that 48 people have been killed by non-Muslim extremists, including the mass killings this summer at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, S.C., compared to the 26 by self-proclaimed jihadists.” CLICK HERE to check out the study in full.

By Alexander Aplerku, AFROPUNK Contributor


Photo credit: A Confederate flag supporter grips a flagpole shortly before the ‘Stars and Bars’ was lowered from the grounds of the South Carolina statehouse on July 10, 2015 in Columbia, S.C. JOHN MOORE/GETTY IMAGES