News You Really Need To See: “Most U.S. Attacks Are Homegrown and Not Jihadist”

Not What You Might Think

“Most U.S. Attacks Are Homegrown and Not Jihadist”

The New York Times, June 25, 2015, p.A1

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/25/us/tally-of-attacks-in-us-challenges-perceptions-of-top-terror-threat.html?_r=0

In the 14 years since Al Qaeda carried out attacks on New York and the Pentagon, extremists have regularly executed smaller lethal assaults in the United States, explaining their motives in online manifestoes or social media rants.  But the breakdown of extremist ideologies behind those attacks may come as a surprise.  Since Sept. 11, 2001, nearly twice as many people have been killed by white supremacists, antigovernment fanatics and other non-Muslim extremists than by radical Muslims: 48 have been killed by extremists who are not Muslim, including the recent mass killing in Charleston, S.C., compared with 26 by self-proclaimed jihadists, according to a count by New America, a Washington research center. … If such numbers are new to the public, they are familiar to police officers. A survey to be published this…

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News You Really Need To See: “Most U.S. Attacks Are Homegrown and Not Jihadist”

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