Despite most terrorism in the world stemming from Muslim extremists, a 2012 study by the Barack Obama and Erick Holder Department of Homeland Security characterized most conservative Americans as being in the “extreme right-wing” terrorist category.
This includes Americans who are “suspicious of centralized federal authority,” and “reverent of individual liberty.”
A look at the world’s most recent “hot spots” for terrorism shows a substantial component of religious intolerance from Muslims:
Extreme radical fundamentalist Muslim terrorist groups head Al Qaida.
Serbian Orthodox Christians, Roman Catholic, Muslims
Muslims, Indigenous, Christians
Christians & Muslims
Indonesia, province of Ambon
Christians & Muslims
Hindus and Muslims
Serbian Orthodox Christians, Muslims
Muslim assaults on Christians (Protestant, Chaldean Catholic & Assyrian Orthodox).
Christians, Animists, & Muslims
Suni & Shi’ite Muslims
Thailand, Pattani province:
Buddists and Muslims
Muslim-Hindu (Bengalis) and Buddists (Chakmas)
Except for the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing most attacks against American interests were from Islamic jihad militants from 1990 through 2001.
After 2001, when almost 3,000 people were killed by al-Qaeda and Saudi nationals during the September 11 attacks, there have been over 55 known jihadist plots or attacks in the U.S.
As recently as April 15, 2013 two Muslim terrorists detonated two pressure cooker bombs in Boston during the Boston Marathon.
Curiously, a DHS study on U.S. terrorism emphasized that Americans who hold typical conservative or libertarian beliefs were classified them in the perspective of radical extremists.
The $12 million study called ‘Hot Spots of Terrorism and Other Crimes in the United States, 1970-2008’ funded by DHS essentially ignores Islamic terrorism.
The National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism at the University of Maryland launched by the DHS does not even mention the 1993 World Trade Center bombing.
The DHS study emphasis is on Americans who hold typical conservative or libertarian beliefs and classifies them in the perspective of radical extremism.
Americans who are “suspicious of centralized federal authority,” fear their “way of life” is under attack, or who are “reverent of individual liberty” were among the government funded study classified as potential terrorist.