Fake news: 60 Minutes claims 74% of “extremist-related killings” in US since 2007 carried out by right-wing extremists, not Islamic extremists

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by Pamela Geller, Freedom Outpost:

How many people has the far right killed? Insane and mentally ill people are not “right-wing extremists.”

Like jihad denial, this absurdity is devoid of reality. Try to imagine the enormous funding this drivel, this civil-war propaganda, requires and receives from moneyed leftists.

A widely touted study claiming right-wing extremism is more deadly than Islamic terrorism in the United States has been debunked by a history professor who shows that, in actuality, there have been 62 Americans killed by Islamic terrorists in the U.S. for every one American killed by right-wing extremists.

Professor Andrew Holt of Florida State College at Jacksonville recently published his analysis that discredits the widespread sentiment that right-wing attackers are the deadliest domestic terrorists in the U.S.

The study’s findings were not only touted by many major news outlets across the nation as proof that fears over radical Islamic terror in the U.S. are overblown, but the findings are also used today in some college classroomsas an example of Islamophobia.

But, Holt points out the foundation’s findings are based on flawed data sets.

(The College Fix)

“If you include the death totals from 9/11 in such a calculation, then there have been around 62 people killed in the United States by Islamic extremists for every one American killed by a right wing terrorist,” Holt stated in his analysis.

But 60 Minutes keeps pushing this nonsense, because it suits their propaganda objective: demonize conservatives and make people think that only “islamophobes” care about the jihad threat.

 

“Rejecting hate, after spending nearly a decade spreading it,” by Scott Pelley, CBS News, December 17, 2017 (thanks to Kenny):

Terrorism has come to mean Islamic extremism. But the fact is, since 9/11, more than twice as many Americans have been murdered by white supremacists. This threat exploded into view this past August when a protest aimed at a Civil War monument in Charlottesville, Virginia ended with one dead and 19 injured. No one understands the white supremacist movement as well as Christian Picciolini. He knows it because he helped build it. This is the story of an American terrorist — his long journey to redemption — and his struggle now to lift others from the depths of hate.

Scott Pelley: You hated black people.

Christian Picciolini: I thought I did.

Scott Pelley: You hated Jews.

Christian Picciolini: I thought I did.

Scott Pelley: You wanted to kill them.

Christian Picciolini: At that time, I did.

Christian Picciolini was not born to hate. He was taught. His education began in the Chicago suburb of Blue Island. He was 14, at odds with his Italian immigrant parents and lost.

Christian Picciolini: I had been bullied and picked on for, you know, everything from my name to my short stature, to my parents not being able to speak English very well. And I just never fit in.

And one of Picciolini’s neighbors was a national figure in the neo-Nazi movement.

Scott Pelley: When you first met this man in the alleyway and then the rest of the skinheads in that town, what was it that they were promising you?

Christian Picciolini: They promised me paradise. They promised me that they would take me out of whatever hell I was living in, whether that was abandonment or marginalization and to a degree they delivered. They did give me a new identity. I was now this powerful person. And they gave me a community that accepted me.

That community was a racist gang with its own culture and its own music. That’s Picciolini with a song that he wrote called “white power.”

Christian Picciolini: The music gave me very specific focus on what was happening to me and it was trying to give me the answers of why that was happening.

Scott Pelley: And what were those answers?

Christian Picciolini: Those answers were that everybody was against me as a white man that I was being intentionally ostracized and that diversity was a code word for white genocide and that if I didn’t protect my proud European heritage that we would be wiped out.
“The truth is, I’d never met or had a meaningful dialogue or engagement with anybody that I thought I hated.”

By the time he reached Eisenhower High School he had turned to violence. On his last day there he beat up the same black student twice.

Christian Picciolini: And I was brought down to the office, and to the principal’s office who was also a black woman. And in that office, I got in a very heated physical argument with the security guard, Mr. Holmes.

That’s security guard Johnny Holmes, who has never forgotten what he saw in the principal’s office that day.

Johnny Holmes: She put her arms around Chris, he said, “You black bitch. Get your filthy hands off of me.”

Christian Picciolini: There were some words that I said to the principal that were not very kind. In fact, they were disgusting and very racist.

Johnny Holmes: Then he turned from her to me. And he started to poke me in my chest like this. And he went on to say that how he lived to see the day where a n—– was hangin’ from every light pole in Blue Island.

Christian Picciolini: And he really got in my face to try and stop me and subdued me until the police came. And the police arrested me.

Picciolini was expelled for the sixth and last time. Which only made him more committed.

Christian Picciolini: That is me, in 1994, looking very much like somebody who is a terrorist. I am at this point, the leader of an organization of skinheads and the people standing behind me are my soldiers, people that would have done anything for me.

Scott Pelley: And that last picture? Where are you?

Christian Picciolini: I am standing in front of the gates of Dachau Concentration Camp in Germany.

Dachau, where an estimated 41,000 were murdered. Mostly Jews.

Scott Pelley: What are you thinking?

Christian Picciolini: I was thinking that I wanted to burn the world down because I was so angry at it.

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