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Increasing Rate of Extremist Attacks

2015-06-24

The New York Times (NYT) has posted a story stating the conclusion of an information-gathering group in Washington: there have been twice as many deaths in the last fourteen years (since September 11, 2001) due to attacks by Neo-Nazi or other right wing antigovernment individuals as there have been due to attacks by Muslim jihadists.

In addition, there has been a dramatic increase in the rate of attacks by both groups since 2009, starting with the Fort Hood shooting.  A total of forty-eight people have been killed by right wing extremists, and a total of twenty-six people have been killed by jihadists, almost all of them in the last six years; from 2001 to 2008, attacks were rare.

The NYT story: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/25/us/tally-of-attacks-in-us-challenges-perceptions-of-top-terror-threat.html

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