Skip to comments.Taking the pulse of extremist groups (left-wing Muslim terrorism on the rise?)
Posted on 06/13/2009 4:06:17 PM PDT by Libloather
Taking the pulse of extremist groups
Is domestic terrorism on the rise? Is there a trend in the recent violence? Experts on the subject disagree.
By Bob Drogin
June 12, 2009
Reporting from Silver Spring, Md. -- A day after an anti-Semite allegedly shot and killed a security guard at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, experts disagreed about whether it was an isolated event or the latest sign of a growing threat by domestic hate groups.
The danger appeared to come from two directions: far-right fanatics who feed on domestic conspiracy theories and Muslim extremists who oppose U.S. policies abroad. Both have launched deadly attacks in recent weeks.
But the number of incidents and the death toll are lower than during the early 1980s and early 1990s, when white supremacists, armed militias and other extremist groups attacked government offices, law enforcement officers, banks and other targets.
Domestic terrorism peaked in April 1995, when militia movement sympathizer and Gulf War veteran Timothy J. McVeigh set off a truck bomb that destroyed the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, killing 168 people and wounding at least 800.
The resulting federal crackdown, which intensified after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks by Al Qaeda, pushed most domestic extremist groups into the shadows. Since that time, experts said, disturbed individuals have conducted mostly random and uncoordinated attacks.
Supporting that argument was a nine-page report issued by the Department of Homeland Security in April, then retracted after intense public criticism.
Titled "Right-Wing Extremism: Current Economic and Political Climate Fueling Resurgence in Radicalization and Recruitment," the report argued that President Obama's election and the recession presented "unique drivers for right-wing radicalization and recruitment."
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He's also one huge left wingnut. (So was Hitler. Bill Ayers is another fine example.)
According to his own Web site:
von Brunn holds a BachSci Journalism degree from a mid-Western university where he was president of SAE and played varsity football.
During WWII he served as PT-Boat captain, Lt. USNR, receiving a Commendation and four battle stars. For twenty years he was an advertising executive and film-producer in New York City. He is a member of Mensa, the high-IQ society.
In 1981 Von Brunn attempted to place the treasonous Federal Reserve Board of Governors under legal, non-violent, citizens arrest. He was tried in a Washington, D.C. Superior Court; convicted by a Negro jury, Jew/Negro attorneys, and sentenced to prison for eleven years by a Jew judge. A Jew/Negro/White Court of Appeals denied his appeal. He served 6.5 years in federal prison. He is now an artist and author and lives on Maryland's Eastern Shore.
That's different. They were theirs. Is everything right-wing now being lumped in with Muslims?
Jeez, now the Monica Media is going to cite your post as proof that the nut was a Freeper!