feature: new study shows that homegrown white terrorism is a bigger threat to the united states than muslim extremists
October 5, 2015
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
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