| Who Commits Most of the World’s Extremist Violence?
| Tuesday, April 09, 2019
BCF : Evil as they are, white supremacists aren’t even close to the top of the list.
The idea that white supremacist violence is a growing global threat has gained more currency recently, notably in the wake of the ghastly Christchurch mosque massacre, when an avowed white nationalist murdered 50 Muslims. New York congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the Commie Bitch, for instance, asserted that “White supremacists committed the largest # of extremist killings in 2017.”
No one will deny that racial hatred is an evil ideology, and that people who kill in the name of white supremacy commit evil—but are the New York Times and Ocasio-Cortez correct that “white extremists” are increasingly sowing worldwide mayhem?
The evidence suggests otherwise. Even a superficial glance at the record indicates that of the nearly
20,000 people killed in thousands of extremist killings in 2017, white
supremacists were responsible for very few.
The worst terrorist event of
to the State Department, was the explosion of a truck bomb outside the
Safari Hotel in Mogadishu, Somalia, which killed more than 580 people.
This violent act is believed to have been the work of Al-Shabaab, which
was responsible for 97 percent of the 370 instances of extremist
killings in Somalia in 2017, accounting for about 1,400 deaths—mostly
civilian. The remaining violent acts were carried out by Jabha East
Africa (ISIS-Somalia), a dissident Al-Shabaab splinter group.
The deadliest extremist attack in Egypt’s history took place in 2017,
when ISIS-Sinai terrorists converged on a mosque in Sinai during Friday
prayers and slaughtered 312 people, including 27 children, when they
came outside. Also in Egypt that year, on Palm Sunday, an extremist
suicide bomber connected to IS-Egypt killed 30 Coptic Christians at a
church in Tanta. He coordinated his actions with another suicide bomber,
who killed 16 people at a church in Alexandria.
Read it all here................
|posted by Major D Swami (Retired) @ 10:47 AM