The Republicans are always going on and on about “radical Islamic terrorism.” Some of them even deny that terrorist acts committed by non-Muslims are still terrorism. Some right-wingers even get mad when people won’t say the words “radical Islamic terrorism.”
President Barack Obama has said:
“We are not at war with Islam. We are at war with people who have perverted Islam. These terrorists are desperate for legitimacy. And all of us have a responsibility to refute the notion that groups like ISIL somehow represent Islam, because that is a falsehood that embraces the terrorist narrative.”
There have been plenty of terror attacks committed by non-Muslims.
Since the 9/11, white supremacists have killed twice as many people as Muslims. A study by the Washington Research Center found that 48 people have been killed by extremists who are not Muslims. Only 26 people have been killed by self-proclaimed jihadists.
Dr. John G. Horgan, who studies terrorism at the University of Massachusetts said:
“There’s an acceptance now of the idea that the threat from jihadi terrorism in the United States has been overblown. And there’s a belief that the threat of right-wing, antigovernment violence has been underestimated.”
These extremist white supremacists have a presidential candidate to rally behind now; Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. The infamous racist group, the Ku Klux Klan (KKK), has endorsed Donald Trump.
Even former KKK Grand Dragon, David Duke, said:
“Donald Trump would be best for the job. The reason a lot of Klan members like Donald Trump is because a lot of what he believes, we believe in.”
Trump has brought hate groups to the mainstream. His racist, hateful followers have shown us just how many bigots we have in this country.
Many white nationalist groups are ready to spread the hate further after the election is over.
Occidental Dissent‘s Brad Griffin mused about the possibility of a Trump win:
“Can you imagine a world in which White Nationalists have come out of the closet, the charge of ‘racism’ elicits only a ‘meh’ and shrugged shoulders, and we have begun to openly organize? Don’t underestimate the power of the presidency to legitimize marginalized people and deviant movements. If Barack Obama can legitimize gay marriage and transsexuals, Donald Trump can legitimize the Alt-Right.”
We can’t let these extremists into our government. They will undo all of the progress we have made in the last few decades.
Here is a YouTuber interviewing a former KKK member:
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