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Right-wing terrorists twice as likely to kill Americans than Muslim jihadists are - report

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May 19, 2021, 9:34:56 PM5/19/21
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Nearly twice as many Americans have been killed by right-wing extremists
since 9/11 as have died at the hands of radical Muslims on US soil, a new
report found. There have also been nearly three times as many deadly
right-wing attacks as jihadist ones.

In almost a decade-and-a-half, 48 Americans have died in the US in 19
attacks by white supremacists, so-called “sovereign citizens” and other
non-Muslim extremists, while 26 have died in seven jihadist attacks on US
soil during that same time period, research center New America found as it
compiled a new database on deadly attacks in the US since 9/11.

"Since 9/11, our country has been fixated on the threat of jihadi
terrorism," said Richard Cohen, president of the Southern Poverty Law
Center, according to the Kansas City Star. "But the horrific tragedy at
the Emanuel AME reminds us that the threat of homegrown domestic terrorism
is very real."

Last Wednesday, nine African-Americans were shot and killed at Emanuel
African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina. Dylann
Storm Roof, who later confessed to the massacre, made racist statements as
he killed his victims, survivors told police. A website believed to belong
to Roof contained a white supremacist manifesto, as well as photos of him
posing with a gun, carrying the Confederate flag and burning an American
flag. The Charleston shooting has not been officially labeled as
terrorism, however, and Roof has not been charged with any crimes more
heinous than murder.

The purpose of this database is to provide as much information as possible
about American citizens and permanent residents engaged in violent
extremist activity as well as individuals, regardless of their citizenship
status, living within the United States who have engaged in violent
extremist activity,” Sterman and Bergen wrote. "We examine both those
individuals motivated by Jihadist ideology, understood as those who worked
with or were inspired by al-Qaeda and its affiliated groups, as well as
those motivated by other ideologies that are non-Jihadist in character,
for example right wing, left wing, or idiosyncratic beliefs.”


There were killings that gripped the national conscience but were not
included. A North Carolina man who confessed to killing his three Muslim
neighbors and had posted angry critiques about religion online, for
instance, was omitted because the shooting may have been related to a
parking dispute. Likewise, New America did not include massacres that did
not appear to have ideological motives, such as the Aurora, Colorado movie
theater shooting or the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown,

The report may even be understating the number of right-wing terrorist
attacks in the US because the media often reports other, non-political
motivations when the perpetrators are white, critics contend.

“With non-Muslims, the media bends over backward to identify some
psychological traits that may have pushed them over the edge,” Abdul Cader
Asmal, a longtime spokesman for Boston’s Muslim community, told the New
York Times. “Whereas if it’s a Muslim, the assumption is that they must
have done it because of their religion.”

New America noted that it focused on the acts themselves and remained
neutral on whether the perpetrators’ motivations were considered to be
violently extreme.

“We recognize that extremism is a subjective term and that the First
Amendment protects the right to hold extreme political views,” Sterman and
Bergen wrote. “Our dataset takes no stance on whether particular
ideologies are extreme but focuses on violent extremism understood as the
use of violence in pursuit of any political ideology whether that ideology
is considered mainstream in the United States or not.”

Facts vs. public perceptions

The New America database runs counter to public perception, which says
that Muslim jihadists on US soil are a much larger threat to Americans.
The people tasked with rooting out violent extremists and preventing
attacks from occurring, however, see threats in line with what the dataset
found, according to a survey about to be published.

That study ? set to be published this week by the Triangle Center on
Terrorism and Homeland Security and the Police Executive Research Forum ?
asked 382 police and sheriff’s departments nationwide to rank the three
biggest threats from violent extremism in their jurisdiction.


About 74 percent listed anti-government violence, while 39 percent listed
“Al Qaeda-inspired” violence, according to study authors Charles Kurzman
of the University of North Carolina and David Schanzer of Duke University.

“Law enforcement agencies around the country have told us the threat from
Muslim extremists is not as great as the threat from right-wing
extremists,” Kurzman told the NY Times.

The mismatch between public perceptions and actual cases of jihadism in
the US has become steadily more obvious in scholarly research, but that
realization hasn’t made its way into the mainstream American conscience
yet, John G. Horgan, who studies terrorism at the University of
Massachusetts Lowell, told the NY Times.

“There’s an acceptance now of the idea that the threat from jihadi
terrorism in the United States has been overblown,” Horgan said. “And
there’s a belief that the threat of right-wing, antigovernment violence
has been underestimated.”

The government ? or at least Republicans on the House Committee on
Homeland Security ? may be playing into the public misconception that
jihadi terrorism is the biggest threat Americans face. On Friday, the
committee introduced its new, monthly Terror Threat Snapshot that will
track “the escalating and grave threat environment facing the United

“Terror threats to the US homeland have reached unprecedented levels,”
committee chairman Michael McCaul (R-Texas) said in a statement. “There
have been 116 homegrown jihadist plots in America since 9/11— more than
half of those have occurred in just the past three years.”

According to that tool, the number of homegrown terror plots since 9/11
has tripled in the past five years. The data was compiled by the
committee’s majority staff.

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Oct 29, 2022, 2:15:04 PM10/29/22
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Dozens of elected Democrats still have their state and district
offices in pandemic mode, locking constituents out of their
taxpayer-funded government offices, a Washington Free Beacon
investigation found.

Across the country, American taxpayers—who foot the bill for
congressional district offices—attempting to visit their
representatives are greeted by signs that tell constituents the
government is locked to them. The Free Beacon in recent weeks
found that at least eight Democratic senators locked their
constituents out of their taxpayer-funded offices and that over
two dozen House Democrats' in-district offices around the
country are closed or inaccessible to constituents.

Meanwhile, many of the businesses surrounding them are
completely open. In Las Vegas, for example, work from home was
halted for city employees last March, and hospitality workers
show up daily to cater to the hordes of tourists who drive the
state's economy. Minutes from the bustling Las Vegas strip, Sen.
Catherine Cortez Masto (D., Nev.) has her government office
closed to visitors.

These findings indicate that Democrats' office closures extend
far beyond the U.S. Capitol, where a Free Beacon investigation
last month found dozens of offices shuttered. Democrats in
public statements have attempted to move past the pandemic, with
President Joe Biden using last month's State of the Union
address to urge Americans to get back to work.

The Democrats' office closures come as many elected officials
are campaigning in-person and criss-crossing the country for in-
person fundraisers. In New Hampshire, Sen. Maggie Hassan (D.)
regularly hosts in-person campaign events but has her office
closed due to concerns about the spread of COVID-19, according
to a sign posted on her office door. Last month, she attended an
indoor campaign event alongside Rep. Chris Pappas (D., N.H.). A
Free Beacon source found Pappas's state offices also closed in
the middle of the workday.

Government spending disclosures show that Pappas's office spends
nearly $5,000 a month in rent for his district offices and an
additional $255 a month for "district office parking."

Pappas's office denied the office is closed, disputing that the
footage obtained by the Free Beacon from a Tuesday afternoon
during business hours shows a closed and locked office door. A
spokesman said the office was open for regular business hours on
the day the Free Beacon‘s source visited.

The source said the office is telling a "blatant lie."

"I rang the doorbell, hung out for three to four minutes, then
took the video," he said. "Why would the door be locked at 4:18
p.m. on a Tuesday if someone is there?"

In Cortez Masto's neighboring Arizona, Sen. Mark Kelly
(D.)—whose Washington, D.C., office was open when the Free
Beacon visited—had his Phoenix office closed and locked to
constituents during business hours. Despite his office closures,
Kelly has traveled for in-person fundraisers in San Francisco.
In 2020, Kelly spent $136,223.83 of taxpayer money on office
rent-related costs. His office told the Free Beacon that "our
Phoenix office has been open to the public and staffed in person
serving Arizonans" but would not say it was open five days a
week or during the entire workday.

Meanwhile, much of Arizona has been functioning as normal. Since
the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, Gov. Doug Ducey (R.)
has said he expects his own staff to come into the office every
day "as long as they are healthy."

In Ohio, congressman Tim Ryan, who is running for Senate, had
his in-district office closed. He spent $81,957.91 on rent-
related costs last year. Despite Ryan keeping his Ohio office
closed, he says he is running a campaign based on looking
"people in the eye, tell[ing] them I give a damn about them."
Even though his constituent office was closed, Ryan told local
reporters that he is busy campaigning in-person.

"We're going to see people everywhere, meeting them and learning
about their communities and what the opportunities are in these
communities," Ryan said last month.

Hassan's and Ryan's offices did not respond to requests for

Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) recently extended proxy voting
in the House, which a Free Beacon analysis confirmed is
regularly abused by Democratic members of Congress who claim
they need proxy voters due to the coronavirus while they travel
the country for political fundraisers and events with Biden.
According to the Free Beacon analysis, Ryan proxy-voted dozens
of times while he held in-person campaign events across Ohio.

Republicans are already using Democratic office closures, first
reported by the Free Beacon, to make the case to voters that
Democrats aren't working for the American people. Cortez Masto's
likely Republican opponent, former Nevada attorney general Adam
Laxalt, used Free Beacon footage of her closed Washington, D.C.,
office in a digital campaign targeting the absentee senator. His
campaign is also targeting Cortez Masto with a microsite,

In Colorado, Republican Senate candidate Joe O'Dea used Free
Beacon footage of Sen. Michael Bennet's (D.) closed D.C. office
to argue it's time to close Bennet's office for good. It's not
just Bennet's office in the Capitol that's closed, however. His
taxpayer-funded constituent office in Denver is closed "until
further notice" because of the "recent increase of COVID-19
cases." O'Dea told the Free Beacon that "the working people of
this country, the people I'm going to represent in Washington,
never stopped working."

Bennet's office told the Free Beacon that the sign from January
telling Coloradans that Bennet's Denver office is closed has
been taken down. Cortez Masto's office similarly told a local
journalist that signs outside her offices that told Nevadans her
team is still teleworking "were mistakenly left up" for months.
Her office told the Free Beacon that despite her office
closures, she has kept working.

The Free Beacon found that the offices of other Democrats,
including Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (Texas) and Cortez Masto's
fellow Nevada senator, Jacky Rosen, were open to the public and

Update, April 8, 11:06 a.m.: A previous version of this story
stated that the district office of Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney
(D., N.Y.) was closed. Though a front door to the Newburgh,
N.Y., building where his office is located is locked, there is a
side entrance and a spokeswoman for Maloney says the office is
open and staffed. We regret the error.

Published under: Catherine Cortez Masto, Maggie Hassan, Mark
Kelly, Michael Bennet, Pandemic, Sean Patrick Maloney, Tim Ryan

Bill Rice

Jan 26, 2023, 8:20:03 AM1/26/23
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> Too bad he didn't get Nancy and beat her like an egg.

NBC officials were skeptical of a flawed update on the assault
on Paul Pelosi just after it aired on the Today show and
launched a conservative uproar, sources told The Washington
Post. The network retracted a report by reporter Miguel Almaguer
that suggested Pelosi was not in immediate danger when police
arrived at his San Francisco home, saying it “did not meet NBC
News reporting standards.” Almaguer’s reporting was based on a
source who “was unreliable regarding the circumstances that the
police encountered when they arrived at the house,” a person
familiar told the Post. Network brass was particularly skeptical
of the claim that Pelosi walked back toward his alleged
assailant David DePape when officers got to him, which led to
Almaguer questioning whether Pelosi was still in danger. The
retraction did nothing to quell the fury of conservative media,
which seized on the report to fuel conspiracy-minded segments
about the attack.

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