A study has been circulating around the internet for several months that claims that white extremists are a far bigger threat to Americans than Islamists. This based on terrorist deaths since 9/11. Unsurprisingly, liberal media came in their pants when this study came out. Also unsurprising is that there are many problems with this study.
The study claims that 26 people have been killed by Jihadists and 48 by white right-wingers since 9/11, of course ignoring that 9/11 is the greatest mass slaughter of Americans since the civil war. The study also completely ignores the issue of proportions. There may be more deaths due to whites than muslims but there are far more whites than muslims in the United States.
Muslim terrorism rate: 26 murders/2.77M = 9.4 murders per 1M
White terrorism rate: 48 murders/198M = 0.24 murders per 1M
So according to data from this study the average american muslim is about 39 times more likely to commit a terrorist murder than the average white american.
The other problem with this study is the incidences they count as terrorism. Several of right-wing attacks were just people with links to fringe groups who committed murders for various reasons. If that counts as terrorism, than the study should count the 17 murders attributed to the beltway snipers and the 5 murders at the Chattanooga recruitment station which would even the death tolls at 48.
Here are some of the incidences that stretch the definition of “terrorism” pretty far:
2004 Tulsa Bank Robbery – Father and Son were looking for money to fund attack people they felt were responsible for the Waco massacre.
2009 Ft. Walton, FL Shooting – Man kills two officers after he beats his wife. Listed as terrorism because he had an interest in anti-government groups
2010 Austin Suicide Attack – Not right-wing, even the far-left Daily Kos admits this.
2010 Carlisle, PA Murder – Man kills other man to steal an AR-15. Counted as terrorism because he claimed he wanted to overthrow the government.
2011 FEAR Militia – Militia members murder 3 associates. Counted as terrorism because they were plotting attacks against the government
2012 Tri-State Killing Spree – 2 of the 4 murders were not racially motivated.
2014 Blooming Grove Police Shooting – Not right-wing, the killer, Eric Frein, had a general dislike of law enforcement and appeared in an anti-Nazi film and would often portray communist soldiers
The study also makes no mention of leftist terrorism, like the murder of Jim Pouillion, murders of NYPD officers, the murder of two journalists a few days ago and the massacre of 8 white “racists” in 2010. There are of course the riots in Ferguson and Baltimore and various mob attacks in retaliation for police killings as well.
All this study intends to do is demonize white people and people on the far-right. It takes a tiny portion of crimes that are committed and blows it up to make it seem like white rightists are killing innocent minorities and leftists all over the place. They will never mention the fact that blacks only make up 12% of the population but over half of the murderers in the country or the countless amount of crimes committed by illegal Mexicans. All they want to do is further demonize whites and traditionalists so they can move closer towards their ultimate goal of destroying western society.