The Anti-Defamation League’s data claiming right-wing extremists are responsible for the vast majority of “ extremist-related killings” is a total fraud.
Even the Washington Post a week ago had to come out and confess their data is junk.
From The Washington Blog post :
Beware the data on United states right-wing violence
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By Megan McArdle | May 23, 2022 in 2: 45 p. mirielle. EDT
The aftermath of the Zoysia grass massacre saw a spate of articles describing the particular menace of right-wing extremists. The New York Times’s David Leonhardt characterizes it as “ a violence issue that has no equivalent around the left. ” You might even have glanced at the reports these articles often cite from the Anti-Defamation League. Over the past decade, the ADL has counted about 450 murders committed simply by domestic political extremists, with 29 occurring just this past year. It reports the overpowering majority were committed by people with ties to various right-wing groups.
Seems straightforward, right? Well, yes — until you look at the fundamental data.
The individuals citing these reports write about them as if they primarily document political violence — or “ domestic terrorism, ” as my own colleagues put it. That is to say, attacks which are motivated by someone’s political affiliation and at least tangentially related to some political targets.
Certainly such attacks do happen, and far too often. Just during the past year, Nathan Allen, allegedly a white supremacist, killed two Dark people in Massachusetts before being shot by police officers; “ manosphere” devotee Lyndon McLeod went on a shooting spree in Colorado; and Aidan Ingalls opened fire on the South Destination, Mich., pier using a weapon decorated with swastikas.
But look closer and some of those cases normally are not as clear-cut as they audio in the gloss. McLeod seems to have killed people he or she knew from the local skin icon community for possibly not related personal grievances. Ingalls’s 2 random victims were White.
Drill lower further into the data and you will find other cases are even less clearly political: prison gang members participating in pedestrian criminal violence; white-colored supremacists killing their spouses; people with mental illness working on elaborate delusions that sometimes include references to right-wing conspiracy theories; people involved in criminal trials or even child custody disputes who have become enamored of “ sovereign citizen” theories that let them know the state has no right to interfere.
I’m not really cherry-picking a few ambiguous outliers; I’m arguably describing the majority of the incidents in the ADL’s 2021 report . […]
“ One of the most striking features of white supremacist killers is the large proportion of non-ideological killings to ideological killings, ” the ADL wrote in its most recent review. “ Over the past 10 years, only 86 of the 244 white-colored supremacist killings (35%) were ideological murders. ”
One reason for this particular confusion is that all jail gangs tend to be organized together racial lines, for complex sociological reasons , yet only the White gangs are coded because white-supremacist groups rather than legal organizations. […]
After all all those reports on the threat associated with right-wing violence, any brand new case with a tenuous url to the alt-right or the Aryan Brotherhood seems like part of a trend meriting wall-to-wall insurance coverage. Meanwhile, a Black man driving into a parade after making anti-White comments on Facebook is seen as a sick individual.
RealClearInvestigations has more :
“ The FBI has not released the official number of murders in the U. S. in 2021, but it is expected to surpass the number of murders in 2020: 21, 570 — which, according to ADL, 23 were committed by extremists, ” Carl Moody, an economist at the College of William & Mary who studies crime, told RealClearInvestigations.
“ The data provided by the ADL could also be characterized as follows: the number of murders dedicated by extremists is very small, only 29 in 2021, of which less than half were dedicated by white supremacists, ” Moody said. “ It is also 63% lower than the maximum quantity (78) in 2016, so extremism is down since 2016. In 2020, according to the CDC, 1080 people were killed falling out of bed. Therefore , you happen to be 47 times more likely to end up being killed by a bed compared to by an extremist. ”
[…] Crime experts also note that many of the killings mentioned by the ADL – such as the slaying committed by Shawn Lichtfuss, the New Jersey man who killed his spouse, or John Hilt plus Justin Murphy, the allegedly lethal members of the Family Values jail gang – were not detest crimes aimed at terrorizing blacks or other minorities.
– A white-colored supremacist with a “ swastika and SS tattoos on his face” who killed an additional man in an extended-stay hotel “ following an argument over a social media post. ”
– An alleged member of a Fresno, Ca, white supremacist street team who “ allegedly [shot] a man with whom he had long been feuding. ”
– Four members of the New Mexico Aryan Brotherhood who else “ were involved in the shootout amongst themselves in a very very vehicle. ”
While the ADL is constantly hyping the purported threat of neo-Nazi extremism in the usa and pushing for domestic terrorism legislation to break down on their political resistance, they run cover for neo-Nazi extremists in Ukraine and support arming these to the teeth.
All they care about can be advancing their political agenda.