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Domestic Terrorism

Bombing Anniversary a Reminder of the Radical Right's Rage

Mark Potok | Posted 04.19.2014 | Politics
Mark Potok

The threat from the homegrown white supremacist movement in America is real. We shouldn't need yet another bloodbath to face that sobering reality, much as many on the political right would like to deny it.

Response to April's Rogue Destroyers

Deborah J. Levine | Posted 04.16.2014 | Religion
Deborah J. Levine

Every April, I write about domestic terrorism in the U.S. and the neo-Nazi, white supremacist movement. My articles began with the 168 people who died...

Contextualizing Anti-Semitism in Modern America

Simran Jeet Singh | Posted 04.15.2014 | Religion
Simran Jeet Singh

We are mistaken when we try to make this a story of the past. No matter how much we wish it wasn't true, anti-Semitism, neo-Nazism, and domestic terrorism are all realities in modern America. This is precisely why visiting the Holocaust Museum has meant so much to me.

Ryan J. Reilly

Georgia Men Used Facebook To Plot Anti-Government Militia Uprising, Prosecutors Say | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 02.21.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Three Georgia men were charged in federal court this week with plotting an attack against the government designed to trigger martial law...

Failure to Convict NATO 3 Protesters as Terrorists Undermines Broader Police Entrapment Trend

Kris Hermes | Posted 02.10.2014 | Crime
Kris Hermes

The OWS movement that inspired Church, Chase, Betterly, and millions of others showed us that we can and should resist these practices.

This Sniper Attack Showed Just How Vulnerable The U.S. Power Grid Is

The Wall Street Journal | Rebecca Smith | Posted 02.05.2014 | Politics

The Wall Street Journal reported that at attack last spring on the Metcalf Transmission Substation outside San Jose, Calif., is raising concerns that ...

Sentencing Delayed For Honors Student Tied To 'Jihad Jane' Case

AP | MARYCLAIRE DALE | Posted 01.23.2014 | Crime

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A former high school honors student who led a double life online, aiding Muslim extremists overseas, has helped the U.S. pursue ...

'Jihad Jane' Sentenced For Terrorist Plot To Slay Cartoonist

Reuters | Posted 03.08.2014 | Crime

(Adds quotes, background) By John Shiffman PHILADELPHIA, Jan 6 (Reuters) - A U.S. judge on Monday sentenced an American...

'Jihad Jane' May Get Life Sentence For Plot To Kill Cartoonist

AP | MARYCLAIRE DALE | Posted 01.23.2014 | Crime

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Pennsylvania woman who called herself "Jihad Jane" online and plotted to kill a Swedish artist was sentenced Monday to 10 year...

Police In Vegas Say Plot To Kill Officers Thwarted

AP | KEN RITTER | Posted 10.23.2013 | Crime

LAS VEGAS — A foiled plot by two self-proclaimed adherents of a sovereign citizen movement to kidnap and execute Las Vegas police officers shows...

Oak Creek: Examining Terrorism Within Our Nation

Mandeep Singh | Posted 10.05.2013 | Religion
Mandeep Singh

Oak Creek was an American tragedy that deeply affects us all. Though the challenges marginalized communities face can be sorrowful, I truly have faith in our nation to collectively take a stance and put an end to these detrimental mentalities.

America Owes African-Americans More

Chris Williams | Posted 09.02.2013 | Black Voices
Chris Williams

Last week, the Supreme Court participated in one of the most egregious forms of judicial activism in our country's history by striking down Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act.

Is Snowden Working for an Enemy of the US?

Mike McCready | Posted 08.26.2013 | Politics
Mike McCready

Edward Snowden is likely either working for someone or he didn't think this all the way through. It seems to me that if he were a true whistle-blower,...

Humanity Needs a Touch of Magical Interfaith Dialogue

Arzu Kaya Uranli | Posted 07.06.2013 | Religion
Arzu Kaya Uranli

I'm not sure how many times I have been asked how I felt knowing that "Islam" was behind the bombing as far as many were concerned, since the bombers were Muslim.

Domestic Terrorism: Myths and Realities

Jack Levin, Ph.D. | Posted 07.01.2013 | Crime
Jack Levin, Ph.D.

The Boston Marathon bombers have brought a number of important assumptions into the national dialogue concerning the character of domestic terrorism.

Hate: The Elephant in the Room

Kenneth Robinson | Posted 06.24.2013 | Impact
Kenneth Robinson

The cruel act of terrorism that targeted innocent spectators and marathon runners in Boston on April 15th 2013 has called out the "Elephant in the room." It raises the question of how a democracy such as ours should confront the perpetrators of terrorism, whether foreign, or domestic?

The Era of Homegrown Islamic Terror

David W. Kearn | Posted 06.24.2013 | Crime
David W. Kearn

The shocking events that began with the Patriots Day bombings and ended with a hail of gunfire on Friday night in Watertown, Massachusetts may indeed mark a new phase in the United States' struggle with terrorism.

Mental Illness and Racist Prison Ties Yield Clues to Fatal Rampages

Brian Levin, J.D. | Posted 05.23.2013 | Crime
Brian Levin, J.D.

While some are plausibly speculating that the murder of Tom Clements was possibly a direct organized hit by a violent gang, the 211 Crew's role could also have been a more nuanced one, of creating a violent lone wolf, from an unstable youth, who would later act on his own against a list of shared perceived enemies.

The NATO 5: Manufactured Crimes Used to Paint Political Dissidents as Terrorists

Kris Hermes | Posted 03.27.2013 | Politics
Kris Hermes

A high-stakes game is being played in the United States today called, "To Catch a Terrorist." The public need not worry, though, as the risks are surprisingly low.

'Good' and 'Evil' Whites? The Shared Meanings of Race

Matthew W. Hughey | Posted 11.20.2012 | Black Voices
Matthew W. Hughey

If we stop looking for the "racist" or "antiracist" intent within people and instead within the shared, patterned, and common ways that people interact, we can move beyond the common and often misleading ways of dividing the world into simplistic dichotomies of good and bad.

WATCH: What Does 'Homeland' Say About The War On Terrorism?

Posted 10.16.2012 | TV

If you're not a fan of "Homeland," you may want to consider tuning in Sunday nights. The Showtime series that cleaned up at the Emmys earlier this yea...

Why Aren't We More Worried About White Power Extremists?

Ted Hesson | Posted 10.16.2012 | Crime
Ted Hesson

Part of preventing another tragedy like this will require an honest assessment of what constitutes a terroristic threat. We need to give credence to the risks posed by domestic extremist groups.

When Hate and Extremism Veer Left It Should Be Condemned, Too

Brian Levin, J.D. | Posted 10.16.2012 | Politics
Brian Levin, J.D.

The first step to undertake in an event such as this is to determine in an unbiased manner whether the incident falls under the objective definitions promulgated with regard to hate crime and terrorism, irrespective of how the crimes are eventually charged.

Does All Terrorism Come From the Right Wing?

John Tirman | Posted 10.11.2012 | Politics
John Tirman

Three recent events dramatically underscore a hard truth about domestic terrorism: nearly all of it originates with the extremist right wing. The question is why the national discourse about terrorism remains stuck on the wrong threats.

The Very Real Face Of Domestic Terrorism

Rev. Susan Baller-Shepard | Posted 10.07.2012 | Religion
Rev. Susan Baller-Shepard

As the shooting details emerge, it appears clear Wade Page was full of hate. What is frightening is there are more Wade Pages out there, and we didn't see this coming. We rarely do.