Study Says White Extremists Have Killed More Americans in the U.S. Than Jihadis Since 9/11


Since 9/11, white, right-wing terrorists have killed almost twice as many Americans in homegrown attacks than radical Islamists have, according to research by the New America Foundation.

In their June study, the Foundation decided to examine groups “engaged in violent extremist activity” and found that white extremists were by far the most dangerous. They pointed to the recent Charleston AME Church shooting, and the 2012 attack on a Sikh temple, as well as many lesser known attacks on Jewish institutions and on police. They found that 48 people were killed by white terrorists, while 26 were killed by radical Islamists, since Sept. 11.

The study also found that the criminal justice system judged jihadis more harshly than their non-Muslim counterparts, indicting them more frequently than non-jihadis and handing down longer sentences.

See a full breakdown of the numbers here.

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