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Right-Wing Violence Rising in the U.S.

What, if anything, should Congress do to curb domestic extremism?

by Axios | Updated on 11.26.18

"Over the past decade, attackers motivated by right-wing political ideologies have committed dozens of shootings, bombings and other acts of violence, far more than any other category of domestic extremist, according to a Washington Post analysis of data on global terrorism," the WashPost's Wesley Lowery, Kimberly Kindy and Andrew Ba Tran report.

The big picture: "While the data show a decades-long drop-off in violence by left-wing groups, violence by white supremacists and other far-right attackers has been on the rise since Barack Obama’s presidency — and has surged since President Trump took office."

  • "Of 263 incidents of domestic terrorism between 2010 and the end of 2017, a third — 92 — were committed by right-wing attackers."

Why it matters: "[U]nlike the turbulent 1970s, when environmental, antiwar and other left-wing groups were responsible for historically high rates of terrorism in the United States, today’s attackers are far more likely to have right-wing sympathies."

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  • Steven
    11/26/2018
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    Antifa BLM these violent groups are part of the Democratic Left! FAKE NEWS this app should be ashamed of its biased leaning.

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  • Terry
    11/26/2018
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    Oh come on now. This is a 1 sided report by the liberal socialist hypocrites Democrats (progressives) left wing.

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  • WhiskeyBravo
    11/26/2018
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    This is absurdly laughable. I can’t even take it remotely seriously. Look at the reality of any of these events, it is universally Antifa socialist types who begin the violence. Just YouTube “Portland Riot” or something similar, and you can do the same for any other location. The true “right wing” stuff is very few and far between.

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  • Mark
    11/26/2018
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    So when left wing ANTIFA or National Action Network burn down a Walgreens, set police cars on fire and club elderly veterans to death, that’s just protesting? What a bunch of fake news crap. The far left has always been violent because they are sick, twisted people. The difference now is that normal, reasonable people are not putting up with their crap anymore. We are taking a hard line on left wing violence. It will not be tolerated.

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  • Kimberly
    11/26/2018
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    92/263 claimed to be attributed to the right with the remaining presumably committed by the left. So, exactly who are the actual terrorists?

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  • ManfromNebraska
    11/26/2018
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    Fake news again

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  • Poli.Sci
    11/26/2018
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    92/263 are right wing groups committing violence. So who did the other 171 acts of domestic violent acts? I’m sorry but I’d like to know where the Washington Post got their information because that is extremely biased to only point out 34% acts of violence. Did they even look into the other 66%?

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  • Dicr
    11/26/2018
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    Why wouldn’t it when you have a leader like Trump who spreads his hate like cancer, destroying everything in its path.

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  • Sean
    11/26/2018
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    This is a Washington post article. A pretty left leaning source to be calling out these attacks. Yet there is little to no coverage on the violence against republicans and no act of condemning Mad Maxine that calls on violence to the right. This is the definition of fake news. Anybody can cherry pick a couple stories to make a point. Articles and biased coverage only endangers us more! You are ignorant if you believe any of this and fail to see both sides. Political discrimination/violence is wrong!

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  • Robert
    11/26/2018
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    This is the way it all started in Nazi Germany and other despotic, fascist countries

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  • Miles
    11/26/2018
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    This is 100% made up and even if it were real, the numbers say 92 out of the 263 attacks were right wing. Well okay... if you’re not right wing, the other extremist groups are either left wing or fueled by religion. So even those fake numbers would mean that most acts of terror by extremists are in fact not by right wing extremists. Idiot.

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  • ChristianNelson
    11/26/2018
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    I’m sorry, what about left-wing violence? That’s been on the rise for years now, but those are just “demonstrators.”

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  • John
    11/26/2018
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    We need to identify these people/ groups and deal with them as the terrorists they are.

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  • Leon
    11/26/2018
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    How about dealing with protest violence? Oh that’s right, it’s not violence if it’s Antifa.

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  • JTJ
    11/26/2018
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    Define right wing. You are talking about racist groups. Constitutional conservatives are not racists. Nazis are socialists, so they are left wing. Fascism is also socialism. The KKK is from the democrat party. Sounds like it’s a bunch of left wingers fighting with themselves.

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  • Andy1
    11/26/2018
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    Infiltrate, arrest, and prosecute. This is why we have the FBI. Congress needs to direct and fund them to do more. They can get the low hanging fruit at trump rallies first. Calling something fake news is hardly a rebuttal, the laziness of your arguments is getting tiresome.

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  • Karen
    11/26/2018
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    Mr Bishop - this violence by the Right is fully supported and encouraged by this Administration. You are complicit and, sadly, you were brought firmly into line with an appointment to the Ways and Means Committee.

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  • Gerry
    11/26/2018
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    Boy that’s not the way I see it. The assassination attempt of Steve Scalise congressman and Republican on the ball diamond playing a game was committed by a Bernie Sanders supporter. Charlottesville was fine until Antifa showed up and became violent. It escalated from there. Death threats and intimidation whether on campus or in public by members of the Democratic Party against conservatives. The news media late night TV all are responsible for the vile behavior and comments that continue on a minute by minute basis daily. To say that it is right wing sounds like the illusion of Hillary Clinton saying that Z criticism of her husband and her were a right wing conspiracy rather than the fact that people saw them for the criminals that they are. Waters running her big mouth and liberals threatening and attempting to intimidate conservatives on a daily basis just shut them down and shut them up should never be tolerated. One day they will be a surprise and it will be relentless.

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  • Ron
    11/26/2018
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    Regarding the WaPo article on an increase in right wing domestic terrorism in the United States, my response is: any number of people can look at data and use it to support the hypothesis they are looking to achieve. Whether it be by using specific data range that highlights their hypothesis,or using a criteria to support the same. The WaPo, New York Times, Axios, or many other left leaning publications, are no different than a right leaning publication that publishes an article showing a different result. The First Amendment can be used as a promoter of freedom, or a weapon of freedom. In all cases the source of the story, is more the indicator of validity, then the facts highlighted.

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  • SneakyPete
    11/27/2018
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    A FALSE DEMOCRATIC CONSERVATIVES INTERPRETATION I’ll not take to task, the commentator who today, attempted to spread his Brainwashed Leftist False evaluation of his interpretation of Conservative/Conservation historical impact on the 🌎 and USA 🇺🇸. It’d be factually correct that if I substituted “DEMOCRATS” for “CONSERVATIVES “, the shoe would fit perfectly and ALSO be reflective of Democrats past. * Conservatives created all the Murders that occurred after 9/11 - B$. * Conservatism kills and is dangerous to the health and safety of society - B$ * Conservatives were the implementer of The Christian Crusades - B$. * Conservatives were the murderers, rapists and genocide of Native Americans - B$. * Conservatives were the originators of African Human trade - B$. * Conservatives enslaved these good people and raped and murdered them. * Conservatives were the murderers and terrorists of the so-called Salem witches - B$ * AND FINALLY: CONSERVATISM = TERRORISM & OPPRESSION - B$ & B$ SneakyPete..... 😂🤣😂🤣😂. 12*26*18.....

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