- Apr 29, 2012
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- On an island. Not that one!
- Political Leaning
The problem, as I see it, falls upon the definitions of "Religious Extremism" and " American Values"
Religious Extremism: A Growing Threat To American Values
A common rhetorical trick of white Christian nationalists is the false equivalency: When far-right activists are accused of doing something heinous, like, say, forming a mob, overrunning the U.S. Capitol and killing and assaulting police officers, Christian nationalists assert that progressives have done similar things.
The Washington Post, working with the Center for Strategic and International Studies, conducted an analysis of domestic terrorism and put it starkly: “Domestic terrorism incidents have soared to new highs in the United States, driven chiefly by white-supremacist, anti-Muslim and anti-government extremists on the far right. … The surge reflects a growing threat from homegrown terrorism not seen in a quarter-century, with right-wing extremist attacks and plots greatly eclipsing those from the far left and causing more deaths, the analysis shows.”
Reported The Post, “Since 2015, right-wing extremists have been involved in 267 plots or attacks and 91 fatalities, the data shows. At the same time, attacks and plots ascribed to far-left views accounted for 66 incidents leading to 19 deaths.”