White supremacists behind majority of US domestic terror attacks in 2020Data stands in stark contrast to claims by Donald Trump, who has argued that leftwing violence is a major threat
Data stands in stark contrast to claims by Donald Trump, who has argued that leftwing violence is a major threatwww.theguardian.com
White supremacists and other rightwing extremists have been responsible for 67% of domestic terror attacks and plots so far this year, with at least half of that violence targeting protesters, according to a new analysis from a centrist thinktank.
The report found only a single deadly “far-left” attack in 2020, the shooting of Aaron Danielson, a rightwing activist, by a self-described “anti-fascist” during a protest in Portland this August. Experts on extremism said this was the first killing linked to an anti-fascist in the United States in 25 years.
Violent rightwing actors were responsible for 41 politically motivated attacks and plots this year, while “far-left” actors were responsible for 12, according to analysts at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), who have assembled a database of domestic terror attacks going back to 1994.
The new data stands in stark contrast to claims by Donald Trump and justice department officials, who have responded to massive protests against police violence and racism by arguing that leftwing violence is a major threat, and that anti-fascist, or “antifa”, activists should be designated as a domestic terror group.
This report provides a guide to identifying and calling out the white nationalist ideas that are infiltrating U.S. political discourse.www.americanprogress.org
74 BLM rioters have recently been charged, some of them facing lengthy sentences. How can the above be true then? Only 12?
I call lies and manipulation. When you factor what BLM has done this year, its a lot more than 12. Probably higher than 74.
Although again, let's get back to something that I know you won't engage on.
Why did 16 Democratic governors call in the National Guard after the election was over?
Was it the Proud Boys? Was it Jordan Peterson? Was it the KKK?
No, it was BLM and Antifa.
16 states. National Guard. Look it up.