The one tweet which explains 'white terrorism'

Ellen Stewart
Sunday 29 November 2015 13:40
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In the US the current dialogue around the issue of refugees, Isis and global terrorism is, as far as Republican presidential candidates are concerned, laced with fear and hatred.

From Ben Carson comparing those fleeing Syria to rabid dogs, to Donald Trump floating the idea of registering all Muslims in America in some sort of database, the GOP has been accused of inciting an anti-refugee and anti-Islam sentiment.

However, does this culture of fear have any grounding?

Prior to the shooting at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado, prior to the shooting at a Black Lives Matter protest in Minneapolis, prior to the armed protest outside a mosque in Texas Muslim American author Dalia Mogahed spoke to MSNBC:

When you look at the majority of terrorist attacks in the United States, according to the FBI, the majority of domestic terror attacks are actually committed by white, male Christians.

In fact, this graph made by Statista shows the real difference between terrorism and gun violence in the US.

Does this mean we should start talking about 'white terrorism'?

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