From the Washington Post’s news section:
The rise of domestic extremism in America
Data shows a surge in homegrown incidents not seen in a quarter-century
By Robert O’Harrow Jr., Andrew Ba Tran and Derek Hawkins
April 12, 2021
Domestic terrorism incidents have soared to new highs in the United States, driven chiefly by white-supremacist, anti-Muslim and anti-government extremists on the far right, according to a Washington Post analysis of data compiled by the Center for Strategic and International Studies.
Everybody who spent 2020 in a coma at the bottom of a salt mine would have to agree.
The surge reflects a growing threat from homegrown terrorism not seen in a quarter-century, with right-wing extremist attacks and plots greatly eclipsing those from the far left and causing more deaths, the analysis shows.
The number of all domestic terrorism incidents in the data peaked in 2020.
Who can forget all the right-wing extremist domestic terrorism incidents of 2020, such as, well, you know …
Since 2015, right-wing extremists have been involved in 267 plots or attacks and 91 fatalities, the data shows. At the same time, attacks and plots ascribed to far-left views accounted for 66 incidents leading to 19 deaths.
Later on they’ll admit the extremely contrived way they exclude BLM and Antifa violence.
… More than a quarter of right-wing incidents and just under half of the deaths in those incidents were caused by people who showed support for white supremacy or claimed to belong to groups espousing that ideology, the analysis shows.
Victims of all incidents in recent years represent a broad cross-section of American society, including Blacks, Jews, immigrants, LGBTQ individuals, Asians and other people of color who have been attacked by right-wing extremists wielding vehicles, guns, knives and fists.
Dozens of religious institutions — including mosques, synagogues and Black churches — as well as abortion clinics and government buildings, have been threatened, burned, bombed and hit with gunfire over the past six years. …
Both far-left and far-right attacks hit groundbreaking levels in 2020, the database shows, with far-right incidents still the much larger group.
The 73 far-right incidents were an all-time annual high in the CSIS database, which goes back to 1994.
And now they are going to list a whole bunch of notorious examples of far-right incidents in 2020.
Left-wing attacks reached 25 in 2020.
Oh, well, those incidents are so well-known, that they don’t actually have to list any. The numbers speak for themselves!
Those incidents include multiple attempts by extremists to derail trains to hinder oil pipeline construction and at least seven incidents in which police and their facilities were targeted with guns, firebombs and graffiti. The incidents included the burning of a Minneapolis police precinct during protests over the death of George Floyd.
But not the hundreds of fires set by Antifa in Portland? Not the CHAZ in Seattle? Not the assault on the White House and arson of the nearby church?
In August, a supporter of President Donald Trump was shot dead in Portland, Ore., by a suspected gunman who was a self-described antifa supporter. That killing was the only death last year attributed to far-left violence, the data shows. There were two deaths attributed to far-right attacks.
The many deaths caused by BLM (e.g., David Dorn) aren’t due to far-left extremism because BLM is moderate common-sense that everybody should bow down to.
… The Post focused its analysis primarily on far-right attacks since 2015 because they account for a clear majority of the rising domestic terrorism events and fatalities charted by the CSIS.
In other words, we focused on finding what we already had decided to find.
The far-right incidents last year broke into distinct waves emerging amid government shutdowns in the spring, widespread racial demonstrations in the summer and confrontations over the presidential election results in the late fall, The Post’s review of the CSIS data shows.
Who can forget when the Proud Boys looted all those stores last summer?
The CSIS database is one of the best public sources of information about domestic terrorism incidents, which the group’s analysts define as attacks or plots involving a deliberate use or threat of violence to achieve political goals, create a broad psychological impact or change government policy. That definition excludes many violent events, including incidents during nationwide unrest last year, because CSIS analysts could not determine whether attackers had a political or ideological motive.
Let’s repeat that last sentence: “That definition excludes many violent events, including incidents during nationwide unrest last year, because CSIS analysts could not determine whether attackers had a political or ideological motive.”
All those Antifa rioters with hammer & sickle and A for Anarchy symbols — who could possibly tell whether they had a political or ideological motive? And all the Black Lives Matter rioters — that’s not politics, that’s goodness. You must be a person of badness to even conceive of such a question.
One of the prevailing theories among far-right conservatives is about a “Great Replacement,” the belief that the White race is being replaced by people of color, according to a nationally representative survey of 1,000 American adults last month by the Chicago Project on Security and Threats at the University of Chicago.
The Post’s review of the database found 30 attacks or plots attributed to right-wing violence against Black Lives Matter since 2015, a large majority of them last year.
In contrast, everybody in 2020 who shouted “Black Lives Matter” was an utter saint.
Perpetrators beat BLM activists in the streets and attacked them with mace, knives, guns or explosives, records show. Right-wing extremists used their vehicles as weapons against activists, plowing into crowds of racial justice demonstrators on at least nine occasions over the past six years, according to The Post’s analysis.
Businesses affiliated with racial justice protests were vandalized and torched, among them a Black-owned coffee shop in Shoreline, Wash. It was pelted with molotov cocktails after midnight on Sept. 30 last year.
Whereas racial justice protesters were perfect gentlepersons around shops.