CHARLIE HEBDO Shootings Inspire DAILY BEAST's Sally Kohn To Claim Right Wingers More Dangerous Than Muslims
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The Charlie Hebdo shootings in Paris, in which Muslims shot 12 people at a paper that published cartoons of Mohammed, inspired these Tweet from the Daily Beast's Sally Kohn, a "progressive":

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):

  • In 2002, Muslim Beltway Snipers John Allan Muhammad and Lee Malvo, two black Muslims, shot 10 white people, wounding 3, not on the list.
  • In 2007 Sulejman Talovic, a Bosnian Muslim, shot  5 people dead, wounding  4 in Salt Lake City, also not on the list, which makes  CNN story wrong, right there.

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.

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