The facts show otherwise
“I just saw a report where the white supremacist group Stormfront — this has been a call to action, the rhetoric that we’re seeing. It concerns me,”Carson told Stephanopoulos.
“I think that most of our largest domestic threat comes from racial supremacist groups. I’ve worked in counterterrorism; I know this to be a fact,” he added.
The Congressman went on to suggest that Donald Trump was responsible for creating an environment where “dangerous rhetoric” was driving a “restoration movement” that sought a return to “mythological good ol’ days.”
Carson’s assertion that white supremacists pose a bigger domestic terror threat than Muslims is completely erroneous.
While Dylann Roof’s massacre of black churchgoers in Charleston is the only recent white supremacist terror attack in the United States, Muslim jihadists have struck time and time again.
This list of Islamist terror attacks in the United States since the 1970s also completely outweighs the number of attacks blamed on white supremacists.
In the context of global terror, this list of Islamist terror attacks stretching back to the 1980’s also clearly illustrates that Muslim extremists represent a far bigger threat than white supremacists.
As the U.S. National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC) has documented, in a typical year, terror attacks perpetrated by Sunni Muslims vastly outnumber those committed by any other group.
Of the 12,533 terrorism-related deaths worldwide in 2011, 8,886 were perpetrated by “Sunni extremists”, 1,926 by “secular/political/anarchist” groups, 1,519 by “unknown” factions, 170 by a category described as “other”, and 77 by “Neo-Nazi/Fascist/White Supremacist” groups.