New Report Finds that White Supremacy Is a Greater Threat to America Than Radical Muslims

A Confederate flag supporter grips a flagpole shortly before the 'Stars and Bars' was lowered from the grounds of the South Carolina statehouse on July 10, 2015 in Columbia, S.C. JOHN MOORE/GETTY IMAGES
A Confederate flag supporter grips a flagpole shortly before the ‘Stars and Bars’ was lowered from the grounds of the South Carolina statehouse on July 10, 2015 in Columbia, S.C.
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White supremacy is more of a threat to the safety of Americans than Muslim extremism, according to Complex.

Nearly twice as many people have been killed in the U.S. by white supremacists and other non-Muslim extremists than by radical Muslims since Sept. 11, 2001, the report says, citing a study released in June by The New York Times.

The study, conducted by New America, a Washington Research center, found that 48 people have been killed by non-Muslim extremists, including the mass killings this summer at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, S.C., compared to the 26 by self-proclaimed jihadists, the report says.

The findings do not reflect the most recent instances of violence, including the mass shooting last week at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Ore., or the deadly ambush of two police officers in June 2014 in Las Vegas, Nev., by a couple who left a Swastika on one of the bodies, the report says.

The numbers, however, represent a grand departure from “public perception and the number of actual cases in which Muslim extremists have claimed American lives,” the report says. And discussing those findings would mean America would have to admit that white supremacy is still a big problem–a problem that scholars say needs to be addressed.

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Source: The Root  | LYNETTE HOLLOWAY