June 30, 2015
Well, at least someone is speaking some common sense here.
A Republican lawmaker on the House Homeland Security Committee on Sunday blasted the idea that white supremacists could be more dangerous than Muslim extremists.
Rep. Pete King (R-N.Y.) said he totally “disregarded” a New York Times report, based on findings from the New America Foundation, that white supremacists, anti-government extremists and others have killed nearly twice as many people as radical Muslims since the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.
“Every murder is horrible,” King said on ABC’s “This Week.” “There is no comparison between these white supremacists and an internationally coordinated movement which, if the attacks were not stopped, we could have thousands and thousands of deaths.”
“Everything should be investigated, everything should be stopped,” King said. “But to compare these deranged white supremacists with an organized international terrorist movement, that’s The New York Times at its worst.”
The fact is that there is no such thing as a “White supremacist threat” because there is no such thing as an organized White supremacist movement. The White separatist movements which do exist are anti-violence. Islam is, as a religion, a gigantic organized movement of violence, and there are all of these different organizations inside of Islam openly organizing and promoting violence.
Dylann Roof is no different than the Batman shooter, and so “White supremacy” is no more responsible for anyone’s death than Christopher Nolan.
We live in an age of agitated individuals.