Saying that all Muslims are not terrorists and that all of Islam is not evil is NOT remotely defending terrorism. I can’t even...
— Sally Kohn (@sallykohn) January 7, 2015
Since 9/11, right-wing extremists (incl anti-abortion, anti-gov) have killed more Americans than Islamic extremists — http://t.co/1IiyXdi2cj — Sally Kohn (@sallykohn) January 7, 2015
The CNN story is what some people call "nonsense on stilts." Their weird count is
In fact, since 9/11 extremists affiliated with a variety of far-right wing ideologies, including white supremacists, anti-abortion extremists and anti-government militants, have killed more people in the United States than have extremists motivated by al Qaeda's ideology. According to a count by the New America Foundation, right wing extremists have killed 34 people in the United States for political reasons since 9/11. (The total includes the latest shootings in Kansas, which are being classified as a hate crime).By contrast, terrorists motivated by al Qaeda's ideology have killed 21 people in the United States since 9/11. U.S. right wing extremists more deadly than jihadists, By Peter Bergen and David Sterman, Updated 5:29 PM ET, Tue April 15, 2014
This counts almost no Muslim killings as terrorists unless there's a definite connection to overseas terror. Here are all the killings inside the US you're supposed to consider terrorist since 9/11:
|Plot name||Persons killed|
|2014 Washington and New Jersey Killing Spree||4|
|2014 Oklahoma Beheading||1|
|2013 Boston Marathon Bombing||4|
|2009 Little Rock Shooting||1|
|2009 Fort Hood Shooting||13|
|2006 Seattle Jewish Federation Shooting||1|
|2002 Los Angeles Airport Shooting||2|
Now, first of all, it omits some terror attacks (including three murders by the Tsarnaevs):
But immigrant Muslims are always killing people in America for random reasons—take Somali immigrant Omar Mohamed Kalmio who, as Brenda Walker wrote "got life in prison for a 2011 mass murder in two parts. First he shot his girlfriend, then drove across town to murder her 13-year-old brother, her mother and the mother’s boyfriend. "
Black Muslims are heavily included in the crime statistics—two Black Muslims and one immigrant Muslim are included in my survey of "Disgruntled Minority Massacres", (anti-white workplace shooters) although the point of that article was that they were motivated by anti-white hatred more than Islam.
Muslims have been in mass shootings—see the case of John Zawahri:If A Maniac With A Middle Eastern Name Shoots A Bunch Of Americans, Inquiring Minds Want To Know If He's A Muslim, Don't They? Well, Don't They?
Then there was Orange County carjacker Ali Syed, who killed three people and himself. That was a Muslim mass murder, wasn't it?
Well, of course, Ali Syed was "California man" in the MSM: Authorities: 4 dead in California shooting spree, By Gillian Flaccus, Associated Press, February 19, 2013.
I wrote at the time of the Ali Syed murders that "Even if it's not Sudden Jihad, but ordinary homicidal gangsterism, I still think Ali Syed should have been doing it in some other country."
But the point is this—the Media isn't allowed to notice that a killing is done by a Muslim, but is encouraged to look for right-wing ties where none exist.