If you believed the story the GOP is telling, you would think there is no greater threat to American safety at home or abroad than Muslim extremism. However, the data completely contradicts that idea and shows that in reality, white supremacy is the greater threat to Americans.
As Yahoo News reports:
The New York Times reported back in June that since Sept. 11, 2001, almost twice as many people have died at the hands of white supremacists and other non-Muslim extremists than by radical Muslims. Using data compiled by New America, a Washington Research center, a study found that 48 people have been killed by extremists who are not Musling–including the mass killings in Charleston, S.C.–compared to the 26 by self-proclaimed jihadists. However, this does not factor in yesterday’s tragic shooting or less publicized incidents like the Las Vegas couple who murdered two police officers and left a Swastika on one of the bodies.
At its heart, this shows a very big difference between the story the Republican party is telling and the dangers that really exist.
For more on this, read the report from Yahoo News titled: “Statistics Show White Supremacy is a Bigger Threat to the U.S. Than Radical Muslims.”