Non-Muslim Extremists Twice As Troublesome As Rep. King’s Targets
Think Progress has data showing there have been twice as many plots since 9/11 from non-Muslims than from Muslims. The Muslim Public Affairs Council used publicly available information to compile its report.
…right-wing extremist and white supremacist attacks plots alone outnumber plots by Muslims, with both groups being involved in 63 terror plots, 18 more plots than Muslim Americans have been involved in.
- Anti-Government/Anti-Tax Extremists: There have been 36 plots by right-wing extremists since 9/11. These attacks include Joseph Stack’s suicide attack on a Texas IRS building and Joshua Cartwright, who became enraged after the election of Barack Obama and “believed that the US Government was conspiring against him.”
- KKK/NeoNazi/White Supremacist: There have been 27 plots by white supremacists since 9/11. These attacks include a 2004 letter bombing of the Arizona Office of Diversity and Dialogue that injured three employees.
MPAC also reports that 70% of recent terror plots have been thwarted because of help from Muslim Americans.Click here for reuse options!
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