Ilhan Omar Falsely Claims That ‘White Men’ Are Greater Threat Than Jihadis

The new “White Man’s Burden.” My article in PJ Media:

The famously winsome and charming Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), in a 2018 interview that recently resurfaced, fed the fires of the “white supremacist terror” hysteria when she asserted that “our country [no, not Somalia] should be more fearful of white men across our country because they are actually causing most of the deaths within this country.” She also offered a ready solution: “Profiling, monitoring, and creating policies to fight the radicalization of white men.” Amid a general clamor on the Left over “white supremacist terrorism,” this is even crazier than most claims, as commonplace as it is. But the reality is that the idea that there is a massive terror threat from “white supremacists,” dwarfing the jihad threat, isn’t remotely true.

As I noted back in November 2018 when CNN’s intrepid journalist Don Lemon made the same claim, it originated with an April 2017 Government Accountability Office (GAO) study that counted 106 people killed in 62 attacks by “far-right violent extremists,” as compared to 119 people killed in 23 attacks by “radical Islamist violent extremists.”

That’s right: 62 attacks by “far-right violent extremists,” as opposed to only 23 attacks by “radical Islamist violent extremists.” A slightly larger number of people were killed in the jihad attacks, but there were so many more “far-right” attacks that this establishes conclusively that America has a much bigger problem with the “far-right” than with jihadis. Doesn’t it?

It doesn’t. One major problem with the Government Accountability Office study leaps out from page 6 of its report, where you will see that the count of fatalities committed by “far right wing extremists” and “radical Islamist extremists” begins on September 12, 2001. Why was that day chosen? Why not start the study at the beginning of a year, or of this century?

There is much more. Read the rest here.

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