White Terrorists Kill More than Muslim Terrorists in US, Cops Kill More than Both

June 26, 2015   |   Carey Wedler

Carey Wedler
June 26, 2015

(ANTIMEDIA) In spite of chronic government claims that Muslims are to blame for acts of terrorism in the United States, a new study has refuted this narrative.

The analysis, conducted by the Washington D.C.-based research group New America, found that since 9/11, more people have died from deadly, ideological attacks committed by white, right-wing extremists than from attacks instigated by radical Muslims.

As the New York Times summarized,

Non-Muslim extremists have carried out 19 such attacks since Sept. 11, according to the latest count, compiled by David Sterman, a New America program associate, and overseen by Peter Bergen, a terrorism expert. By comparison, seven lethal attacks by Islamic militants have taken place in the same period.

The count did not include attacks committed by white Americans who lacked a clear ideological motive for their violence—such as the Aurora and Newtown shooters.

These conclusions run in stark contrast to portraits painted by pundits and politicians alike. Incidents of FBI-foiled Islamic terror plots regularly make headlines, even when those plots are facilitated by The Bureau itself. Just this week, the chair of the House Intelligence Committee, Rep. Devin Nunes of California, claimed that America must combat “the highest threat level we have ever faced in this country,” asserting the threat comes from “the radicalization of young people and foreign fighters heading to Iraq and Syria to join terror groups.”

While the study is a powerful indictment of state-sponsored propaganda to manufacture consent for war and violations of freedom, it also implicitly demonizes opponents of the government, who have similarly been vilified by the state. The Department of Homeland Security has warned of “right wing terror threats” from anti-government extremists who, according to CNN, believe the law does not apply to them. While the threat is widely-circulated, those reporting it never ask if it is possible to be anti-government, not out of violent extremism, but because of opposition to the government’s own violent extremism.

Just as radical Islamic and right-wing extremist violence are unjustifiable, so is any other type of violence that harms innocent and non-violent individuals. It is revealing to compare the data from the New America study with data on other violent threats—most glaringly, that of police officers who kill citizens at rates that make radical Islamists and right wingers’ look like amateurs.

According to the New America study, Islamic far right extremists have killed a total of 75 people in 14 years. As of June 10th, police had killed over 500 people in 2015 alone. If police miraculously manage to kill no one else until the end of June, that figure amounts to 83 people killed per month over a six-month period. These killings are often nothing but ideological, based in a rigid ideology of authority, power, and the compulsion of citizens to comply—a premise that underlies nearly all government action. This is further illustrated by the over 6 million civilians and soldiers citizens killed in major U.S. wars since 1945—again, rooted in the disingenuous ideologies of “democracy,” “freedom,” and “security.”

Having a conversation about violent, ideological extremism is vital, but it should mean discussing all types of violent behavior, no matter who is committing it. If the government were truly concerned with protecting its citizens, it would focus more of its efforts on taming rogue police forces in addition to stopping extremist attacks. Its focus, instead, rests on exploiting tragedy to usurp power and authority, from tightening its grip on surveillance to increasing police powers or launching military invasions. Such a discussion, however, is unlikely to receive meaningful attention.

Regardless, the study serves as a necessary vindication for widely-persecuted Muslims, who endure unfair judgment, mistrust, and attacks because of the tragedy of 9/11. Though it is unlikely to shift the narrative, its findings add to an ever-increasing body of evidence that proves the State’s declared objectives are starkly different from its observed authoritarian policies.


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Author: Carey Wedler

Carey Wedler joined Anti-Media as an independent journalist in September of 2014. Her topics of interest include the police and warfare states, the Drug War, the relevance of history to current problems and solutions, and positive developments that drive humanity forward. She currently resides in Los Angeles, California, where she was born and raised.

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  1. Well, the Muslims weren't responsible for 9/11, it was the US government and the CIA, which along with Israel are funding ISIS, Does ISIS ever threaten or murder jews? Why does the ISIS flag look like it says "all jews" in the middle? Go figure…

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  2. This is bullshit! The KKK hasn't bothered anybody for years! I'm sick of white people being called racist and accused of things we don't do!!! All we want is to live and let live, but if you come for a fight, you'll get worse than what you give!!!

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  3. Mark delancey maybe you should get the facts before you comment so you at least appear to have a little intelligence. It's no secret that the u s government has been funding, training, and arming terrorists for years. What about the billions of dollars that were spent to help the Syrian rebels? You do know that's Isis don't you? We have also been giving Israel 3.1 billion dollars a year in foreign military aid for a very long time and now they're whining that's not enough and they want 4.5 billion a year to support their terrorist attacks. Maybe if you get a tin fool hat it will help charge that one defective brain cell you have

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  4. Quite a lot of lies and hearsay in this report. Killing police is not terrorism, it is self defense in a country where you are 58 times more likely to be killed by a cop than by a terrorist, so strike police killings from the list of "terrorism." It should also be noted that the report used the term "Sovereign Citizen," a slogan created by the government that no actual person belongs to.

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  7. The fact that the author presents Newtown and Aurora as real events and not the false flags they are is reason enough to discount the whole article.

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  8. This is where the "ISIS" flag comes from. It is a symbol of racism in Israel. They are trying to make it appear that the flags were ISIS inspired although there is video on youtube proving that to be a lie. Plus why would they adopt the flag of a group that supposedly hates them (even though they have never attacked them and conveniently attack their enemies). None of the official lies pass the sniff test.

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  9. C'mon Carey Wedler, you said you stopped the crack habit. Always pick the race you know you can slander and get away with.

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  10. WE HAVE ENOUGH NUT CASES WITHOUT ALLOWING ADDITIONAL SAVAGES IN KEEPEM OUT KICKEM OUT

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  11. Seriously??? Leave it to the NY Times to spread this bullshit. Why don't they report that over 90% of the terrorists acts are committed in the name of the ever so peaceful and benevolent islam.

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  12. Why don't you pull your head out of your ass. You are even worse than those white supremists who claim the Holocaust never happen. Sick fucks all of you.

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  13. So the the 9/11/2001 Twin Towers deaths were not caused by Islamic extremists???? What are you smoking!

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  14. Talk about a left wing radical article! It is pure garbage but left wingers are too dense to know that! Their numbers are ridiculous but false facts and scare tactics are what liberals thrive on!!

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  15. I didn't have to get through the first sentence to know this is an pile of crap. What kind of moron would write an article made up of pure bull shit. Worse is the fact that there are many left wing lunatics that will believe this propaganda.

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  16. Fanatics everywhere. political correctness run amuck. Use your brains people. Your running around like a bunch of sheep. Running after the lead sheep that has no idea where it's going. Maybe over a cliff?

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  17. Cops have to kill at times. Takes your radical muslims asses to another country if you dont like ours.

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  18. Harry James the fool is in your mirror. Let's hope people with your intellect cannot breed

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  19. white terrorist? How bout the black terrorist? I bet just in Chicago they have everybody listed beat!! If we are pointing fingers lets don't leave anyone out

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  20. This report is so stupid it hurts reading it. So let's talk percentages of likeliness for one to another based on population of each in the U.S.
    I AM SICK of disgustingly biased arsewipes painting their bigoted canvases to replace the underlying TRUTH.

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  21. This is so slanted it's actually funny. First of all, a recent article stated there were more muslims in Washington, D.C. than Americans. Thank you Mr. President for that. I am sure the muslims had a hand in this survey.

    Second…Why did they leave out the 2,977 people killed on 9/11 by muslim terrorist? That's what they were. These people are still dead so why not inlcude that in the survey. We know why. It wouldn't fit your agenda, would it?

    Say what you want about white extremist, but all whites are not extremist, or racist. All blacks are not criminals, and all cops are bad. Some poeople still believe in the Constitution of the United States that provides for freedom of speedh, regardless of who gets offended or feels comfortable. A majority of people still believe in a right to bear arms, and we will. Some still support our militarty men and women, and we will contnue to do so. . Some still go to church and worship God, and we will continue to do that too.

    Obama put it best when he said don't judge a all muslims by a few extremist. Yet, he judges every southern while male because of one nut case holding a Confederate flag. Who were the ones that came forward in South Carolina when the floods hit? The southern while males who loves the Confererate flag in their pickup trucks rescued many people that week.

    Stop the labeling!!!

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  22. Just another wedge driving the instability of America. Read and learn don't hate or get annoyed by it even when it is bullshit.
    If they want to really show statistic look at how many Americans commit terriost attacks over seas. None. It's bullshit if you compare the two and that's why half the story is always left out. If you hate instead of realize, your the problem not the solution.
    Or you can go the complete opposite and kill everyone and say fuck it!!!!

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  23. When I started reading this article, I thought wow there is enough spin and half truths to power the entire east coast. I then took a look at who wrote it, and it all of a sudden made sense. Carey Wedler aka obama girl, who finally recognized Obama was a fraud, burned her Obama's girl shirt, is still easily fooled I see. Thanks for the entertainment article Ms Wedler, because that is all this article is worth.

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  24. Well, look at the racial make up of America, what percent of the population are white, and then what percent are Muslim? So it would make sense if there were more extremist crimes by whites, but if you want to be a liberal minded "journalist" that would be too close to properly interpreting stats for her agenda.

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  25. Well, look at the racial make up of America, what percent of the population are white, and then what percent are Muslim? So it would make sense if there were more extremist crimes by whites, but if you want to be a liberal minded "journalist" that would be too close to properly interpreting stats for her agenda.

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  26. Pelaut Breimo, no I am not American Indian. They were not muslims either though. This country was "founded" by european settlers. Yeah, the native americans were here but it was different territories. This is the United States of America. A country united. It will remain as so.

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  27. This is a great article but the picture is not representative for 2015. Takes away from writers objective. I would have used a picture of white males standing in a circle, back to back, holding guns.

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  28. Umm, no.
    As best I can remember, white SHOOTERS may have more kills than Muslims, but the whites aren't members of an organized worldwide network with a common, well-publicized agenda. Muslims are terrorists. Whites are nutjobs.

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  29. What a misleading article and headline. It's always since 9/11. I say we include 9/11. And if we didn't, should we ignore the possibility of another 9/11? Yes there are others, hate groups and individuals, mentally disturbed and maybe even assassinations. So let's let in all the refugee, with the crappy vetting and lack of background information. Probably no need to investigate training camps in the states, Europe and the rest of the world. We all get that it's a very small percentage of Muslims, if you can actually call them that. Since they don't practice the prescribed religion, same as other religious groups that don't practice the prescribed religion. However, there seems to be quite a lot of ignorance amongst Americans about the religion of Islam.
    And then there's the whole antiwar message that's completely off. Should the US have never entered any wars because people die? Too much to cover here. But I'm pretty sure the people in the concentration camps were happy about the US involvement in World War II. As well as most of Europe, China, Russia and the rest of the world. Maybe you should talk to the people of South Vietnam, who wanted democracy. Oh yeah, they're dead. But I think South Korea can tell you about it. It's never wrong to do the right thing. And then there's the folks that are just nuts. See some of the folks below in the comments. Yeah, I'm talking about you Julian.

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