The Domestic Terrorism Count: Jihadists vs. Right-Wing Extremism

I’ve known Richard since 1981, as a mentor, competitor, and colleague, and I consider him a friend. I only recently though found out how liberal he actually is, but I do not hold that against him.

During a recent business trip, he brought up the subject of terrorism. He stated that the biggest terrorist threat in the U.S. comes from right-wing extremists, not the Jihadis. He then doubled down: white right-wingers have committed more acts of terrorism than radical Islamists. We were two days into a business trip and his diatribes were already wearing thin. This one caught my attention.

  • ontario john

    The Toronto Star has one of its bag over the head writers, give a bizarre “ISLAMOPHOBIA IS RUNNING RAMPANT IN CANADA!” stories. She has a unique rant that all the thousands of right wing terrorists, should not be called terrorists, because then the government picks on muslims as a result. And she warns us about armed groups sprouting up in Canada to kill muslims.

    • Oh cripes.

    • shasta

      “armed groups sprouting up in Canada to kill muslims”

      If this were true it would not get much complaint from me, but I have yet to see it.

    • Maggat

      If any of those right wing extremists think about killing my wife, a muslim. Just let ’em drop by. I’m ready for ’em.

  • Alain

    Should I ever encounter anyone making this baldfaced lie, I would demand that he list examples, and I would proceed with citing the never ending examples of Muslim terrorism. Never ever let them get away with such a lie.