Studies have consistently
shown that right-wing extremism, often based in white and/or Christian supremacist doctrines, is more common and in fact more deadly in the US than the “radical Islamic” kind. Though one wouldn’t know this if their perceptions are formed exclusively through media and government sources.
DHS Crushed This Analyst for Warning About Far-Right Terror | WIRED – DHS Crushed This Analyst for Warning About Far-Right Terror | WIRED – It was anything but a lucky guess on Johnson’s part. He spent 15 years studying domestic terrorist groups — particularly white supremacists and neo-Nazis — as a government counterterrorism analyst, the last six of them at the Department of Homeland Security. There, he even homebrewed his own database on far-right extremist groups on an Oracle platform, allowing his analysts to compile and sift reporting in the media and other law-enforcement agencies on radical and potentially violent groups. But Johnson’s career took an unexpected turn in 2009, when an analysis he wrote on the rise of “Right-Wing Extremism” (.pdf) sparked a political controversy. Under pressure from conservatives, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) repudiated Johnson’s paper — an especially bitter pill for him to swallow now that…
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