NBC News is reporting that white people are the "biggest terror threat in the U.S." citing a study. Oddly, despite the headline, "White Americans Are Biggest Terror Threat in U.S.: Study," in the text of their quick article, NBC, does not actually say that white people are the biggest terror threat.
Instead, NBC's article reads, "The New America Foundation found that twice as many people have died in attacks by right-wing groups in America than by Muslim extremists since 9/11."
According to the study, 26 people have died from "Deadly Jihadist Attacks" in the United States since September 11, while 48 have died from "Deadly Right Wing Attacks."
Besides the obvious problems with NBC's clickbait headline, there other tremendous problems with the "study." First, it specifically excludes September 11, 2001. If it was included, it would show that Islamic extremists have killed 62 times as many people as "right-winged groups."
as an act of vengeance" against the United States for deaths of Muslims overseas.
Also not included in the "study:" Ali Muhammad Brown, an Islamic extremist who killed two gay people, James Cosby, who killed his daughter and her lover because he had a "warped understanding" of Islam, or the triple murder of Jews in 2011 by one of the Boston Bombers.
But why let facts get in the way of a good story?
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