Today marks the 16th anniversary of the September 11th Attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City, The Pentagon, and the plane crash in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. The attacks on September 11, 2001 are known as the largest domestic terrorist attacks on U.S. soil, killing nearly 3,000 people. Today we remember those who lost their lives and take a look at the domestic terrorist attacks that have occurred since that infamous day.
Today’s #DailyRevolution is to recognize the rise in domestic terrorist attacks that are carried out by white-nationalist violent extremists.
Domestic terrorism is defined as “acts dangerous to human life that are a violation of the criminal laws of the United States or of any State; and appear to be intended to intimidate or coerce a civilian population; to influence the policy of a government by intimidation or coercion; or to affect the conduct of a government by mass destruction, assassination, or kidnapping; and occur primarily within the territorial jurisdiction of the United States.” According to the U.S. Extremist Crime Database, From September 12, 2001 to December 31, 2016, there were 85 domestic attacks committed by violent extremists which resulted in 225 deaths. Of those 225 deaths, 106 people were killed by far-right violent extremists in 62 separate incidents and 119 people were killed by radical Islamist violent extremists in 23 separate incidents. Most of the domestic attacks that occurred since September 11, 2001, were carried out by far-right extremists, even though more people died in the incidents carried out by Islamist violent extremists.
The number of hate groups in America has grown in the years since September 11th, and there is a disparity in how white extremist terrorist attacks are reported in the press and taken seriously. 45 fails to condemn far-right terrorist acts, like the most recent domestic terrorist attack where a Nazi sympathizer crashed his car into a rally of counter protesters at a white-nationalist rally.
Take a look at our recent posts to challenge hate and white nationalism:
Bonus: Check out ProPublica. Due to the lack of comprehensive data on hate-related crimes in the U.S., news outlets teamed up with ProPublica, to create a platform which provides resources to report and collect information on bias and hate-related crimes in the U.S.
Most Of America’s Terrorists Are White, And Not Muslim - Huffington Post
It’s White America’s Job To Fight White Supremacism - Huffington Post