Donald trump's rhetoric on 'radical islamic terrorism' belies the growing threat of homegrown, right-wing terrorism, a new report finds mandel ngan/afp/getty images most of the designated terrorist groups in the us are right-wing extremists, not muslim, according to a new report a joint project by the. Given to the threat of homegrown radical islamic terror—a danger that has generated such horrific acts as the orlando and san bernardino shooting sprees yet the very real specter of radical islamic terror in the united states has existed alongside an equally serious threat of terror from right-wing extremist groups and. Since the september 11 attacks, analysts and public officials have expressed growing concern about the potential of muslim citizens and residents of the united states to plot attacks within the country's borders—a phenomenon sometimes referred to as “homegrown” terrorism to assess this apparent threat, it is necessary. When president donald trump signed his since-revised executive order banning people from seven muslim-majority countries from entering the united states, he claimed it was to protect americans from “radical islamic terrorists” “we don't want 'em here,” trump told reporters at the pentagon, where he. More than half of americans say in a survey by chapman university in california that they fear the threat of terrorism, but they are divided along party white supremacists and right-wing extremists are responsible for more attacks in the united states than islamic terrorism, several studies have found in. The roll-back of the self-declared islamic state group's territory does not mean that its online presence has shrunk experts also worried about terrorists launching cyberattacks against internet-dependent critical infrastructure, a threat that supported reducing vulnerabilities through better cyber defenses. When president trump signed his executive order last january to ban people from six majority-muslim countries from entering the united states, his justification was that it was to protect the american people from “radical islamic terrorists” however, the united states should primarily focus on the main.
Even though the us has plenty of mass shootings and right-wing extremist violence, what most of the world calls terrorism is rare we asked an expert to explain. In the united states, republicans harangued democrats during the 2016 presidential campaign for allegedly refusing to use the words “radical islamic terrorism” to describe the crimes of the islamic state and other jihadis donald trump apparently needed convincing to condemn nazis and the ku klux. The administration did not identify “support networks” for terrorism in the united states, as trump had promised, and trump's anti-muslim rhetoric and policies did not trigger a these trusting relationships can serve as a platform for addressing many public safety threats, including, but not limited to, violent extremism” more.
Muslims in the united states are themselves concerned about the rise of islamic extremism around the world while the media would love to have you think the rebel wannabes driving without licenses are a huge threat, muslim extremists are busy planning another attack that will potentially result in an unknown death toll. Washington • the united states warned judicial and law enforcement officials from around the world of the dangers posed by an increasingly decentralised islamic state in iraq and syria (isis) group spreading to new regions read more at straitstimescom.
It remains the deadliest incident of domestic terrorism in us history there is this perception that terrorism in the us is imported from a small number of middle east states, when in fact there are an equivalent number of threats emerging from non-islamic extremists such as right-wing groups and eco. With the collapse of isis, the united states has an opportunity to change the policies that fuel islamic terrorism. Far too much of the current us debate over immigration and terrorism is focused on fear, rather than on an effort to understand the forces driving unrest and us strategic partnerships with the governments of mena states are critical in fighting violence and extremism and deterring threats like iran.
But focusing solely on islamist extremism when investigating, researching and developing counterterrorism policies goes against what the numbers tell us far- right extremism also poses a significant threat to the lives and well-being of americans this risk is often ignored or underestimated because of the. Does ideology affect assessment of the threat of violent extremism a survey of law enforcement agencies in the united states in 2014 offers a comparison suggesting a small but statistically significant effect: political attitudes were correlated with assessment of threats posed by muslim extremists, and.
William f wechsler, senior fellow, center for american progress former deputy assistant secretary for special operations and combating terrorism, us department of defense i want to briefly go through my assessment of where we are in the fight against the islamic state, how we got here, where we're going,. American muslim population, policymakers and terrorist analysts seemed in- creasingly worried about homegrown terrorism4 when us special forces muslim “homegrown” terrorism in the united states muslim “homegrown” terrorism in the united states risa a brooks how serious is the threat risa a brooks is. This means the threat of terrorism to the united states is largely homegrown rather than from foreigners moreover, none of the terrorists responsible for lethal attacks come from the predominantly muslim countries on president donald trump's travel ban list as isis has suffered major defeats in iraq and. In addition, the death toll in the united states from islamist-linked terrorism has averaged six deaths per year since 2001 and an american's yearly chance of being killed in the united states by a terrorist of any stripe stands at about 1 in 40 million for the period [if the gunman had been muslim, would we.