The Republicans are always going on and on about “radical Islamic terrorism.” Some of them even deny that terrorist acts committed by non-Muslims are still terrorism. Some right-wingers even get mad when people won’t say the words “radical Islamic terrorism.”
President Barack Obama has said:
“We are not at war with Islam. We are at war with people who have perverted Islam. These terrorists are desperate for legitimacy. And all of us have a responsibility to refute the notion that groups like ISIL somehow represent Islam, because that is a falsehood that embraces the terrorist narrative.”
There have been plenty of terror attacks committed by non-Muslims.
Since the 9/11, white supremacists have killed twice as many people as Muslims. A study by the Washington Research Center found that 48 people have been killed by extremists who are not Muslims. Only 26 people have been killed by self-proclaimed jihadists.
Dr. John G. Horgan, who studies terrorism at the University of Massachusetts said:
“There’s an acceptance now of the idea that the threat from jihadi terrorism in the United States has been overblown. And there’s a belief that the threat of right-wing, antigovernment violence has been underestimated.”
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