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Politics - Left v. right violence


Right-wing terror attacks

Hate crimes in the US

A leftist's survey of left v. right violence

Attacks assigned to the "right"

Some major wrong calls of recent years

The Sikh temple shooting

Perfect example of double standards

The Tucson shooting, 2011

The Norway attacks, 2011

The Toulouse massacre, 2012

The Boston bombings, 2013

Christian terrorism

The killing of Shaima Alawadi

The left and "civility"

Left-wing v. right-wing violence

A page about "left-wing" terror and violence versus "right-wing" terror and violence in the West.

I hope we can agree on the following:

And I hope we can agree:



Counting number of terror incidents is not very productive. There are a large number of incidents - left-wing, right-wing, Islamic, eco-terror, nationalist and other - but few cause deaths.
Counting by deaths shows Islamic terror completely dominating the stats for the USA in 1980-2005.
Graphic from here. See discussion.

National Counterterrorism Center used to track terrorism worldwide.
Here is a view of their stats for 2001 to 2010 from their Worldwide Incidents Tracking System.
Notice how incredibly violent Islam is.

The "See Something, Say Something" video of 2011, from the Department of Homeland Security, urges Americans to report suspicious behaviour.
But in this video, almost every suspicious person is a regular-looking white American.
Yes, terror by white people (both left-wing and right-wing) does exist. But did political correctness - not public safety - dictate the making of this video?

Right-wing terror attacks

Right-wing terror has been on a worrying increase since 2008. Attacks are usually by loners with no allies, not (thankfully) organised groups. But the trend is increasing and is very worrying.

Here is a list of right-wing terror attacks since 1990.

Under Clinton (1993 to 2000):

  1. USA - Anti-abortion murders (1993 to 1998).
  2. USA - Oklahoma City bombing (1995).
  3. USA - Larry Shoemake (1996).
  4. USA - Eric Rudolph (1996 to 1998).
  5. UK - Neo-Nazi London bomber (1999).
  6. USA - Christian murder of gay couple (1999).
  7. USA - Benjamin Nathaniel Smith (1999).
  8. USA - Jewish Community Center (1999).
  9. USA - Richard Baumhammers (2000).

Under Bush (2001 to 2008):

  1. Germany - Neo-Nazi killings in Germany (2000 to 2007).
  2. USA - Mark Stroman (2001).
  3. USA - Knoxville church shooting (2008).

Under Obama (2009 to 2016):

  1. USA - Keith Luke rape and murder (2009).
  2. USA - Pittsburgh police officers (2009).
  3. USA - Anti-abortion murder (2009).
  4. Norway - Norway attacks (2011). Though perhaps should be just insane.
  5. USA - Holly Grigsby (2011).
  6. USA - Sikh temple shooting (2012).
  7. UK - Pavlo Lapshyn (2013). (Though he was not actually British, but an immigrant only in the country a few days.)
  8. USA - Jewish Community Center shooting (2014). The killer was a fan of Israel-hater Max Blumenthal.
  9. UK - Mold, Wales (2015). Zack Davies, the attacker in Mold, was both pro-Nazi and pro-jihad.
  10. USA - Charleston black church massacre (2015).
  11. USA - Lafayette cinema shooting (2015).
  12. Germany - Stabbing of Henriette Reker (2015).
  13. Sweden - School attack (2015).
  14. USA - Planned Parenthood shooting (2015).
  15. UK - Assassination of Jo Cox MP (2016). Though perhaps should be just insane.

Under Trump (2017 to 2020):

  1. Canada - Quebec mosque massacre (2017).
  2. USA - Kansas racist shooting (2017).
  3. USA - Timothy Caughman (2017).
  4. USA - Richard Collins murder (2017).
  5. UK - Finsbury Park mosque (2017).
  6. USA - Charlottesville rally attack (2017).
  7. USA - Kenneth Gleason (2017).
  8. UK - Leicester car attack (2017).
  9. USA - Blaze Bernstein (2018).
  10. Italy - Macerata shooting (2018).
  11. USA - The "MAGA bomber" (2018).
  12. USA - Pittsburgh synagogue massacre (2018).
  13. USA - Kentucky murders (2018).
  14. Germany - Bottrop and Essen (2019).
  15. New Zealand - Christchurch mosque massacre (2019).
  16. UK - Vincent Fuller (2019).
  17. USA - Poway synagogue attack (2019).
  18. Germany - Assassination of Walter Lübcke (2019).
  19. USA - El Paso massacre (2019).
  20. Norway - Mosque attack (2019).
  21. Germany - Synagogue attack (2019).
  22. Germany - Hanau massacre (2020).

Under Biden (2021 on):

  1. USA - Atlanta spa shootings (2021).
  2. Canada - Ontario attack (2021).
  3. USA - Nathan Allen (2021).
  4. USA - Buffalo supermarket massacre (2022).
  5. USA - Attack on Paul Pelosi (2022).
  6. France - Paris shooting (2022).
  7. USA - Jacksonville shooting (2023).
  8. USA - Plainfield attack (2023).
If you can suggest any more right-wing terror attacks, tell me here.

See also Christian terror attacks.

The worst ever act of domestic American left-wing or right-wing terrorism was right-wing terrorism:
The Oklahoma City bombing of 1995.
By the way, for a good analysis see Charles Krauthammer, April 28, 1995.

Hate crimes in the US

Apart from terrorism, who suffers from smaller-scale hate crimes?

Hate crimes in USA, 2001-2006.
Graphic from here.

Hate crimes in Canada, 2009 and 2010.
From here.

A leftist's survey of left v. right violence

Right & Left Violence: Timeline, by leftist Greg Correll, 10 Jan 2011, claims to compare left and right violence in the US since 1990.

It has many problems:

  1. It lists a load of personal hate crimes. It is unclear that any of these count as political violence. Even if we include them, it is inconsistent:
    1. It assigns all racist attacks by whites to the "right". But it does not assign all racist attacks by blacks to the "left". It just omits them.
    2. It assigns all attacks on gays to the "right". But it does not assign all attacks by Muslims on Jews to the "left". It just omits them.
    3. It does however include white attacks on Jews, which it assigns to the "right", despite the left's strong hatred of Israel and Zionism.
    4. It omits all Islamic "honour killings" in the US. Why? They are the result of an ideology that - if you had to choose - is on the "left".

  2. It lists inter-racial hate crimes, but it only lists white-on-black crimes, not black-on-white crimes.

  3. The list omits various eco-terror attacks. It does not mention the Unabomber or the Discovery Channel attack.
  4. It largely omits violence by blacks. Apart from the black-on-white crimes above, it also does not mention the 1991 Brooklyn anti-semitic riots, the 1992 LA riots or the 1995 Freddy's Fashion Mart killings.
  5. It omits all Islamic attacks in the US since 1990. It does not assign all this Islamic terrorism to the "left". It just omits it.
  6. It omits other left-wing attacks, such as the Pentagon shooter or the arson attack on Palin's church.
  7. It omits pretty much all minor acts of left-wing political violence. (Its sources are left-wingers like the Southern Poverty Law Center who are not interested in such incidents.)
  8. It assigns Andrew Joseph Stack to the "right".
  9. It assigns the Holocaust Museum shooter to the "right".
  10. It assigns Jared Lee Loughner to the "right".

Attacks assigned to the "right"

The left often jumps to assign various killers to the "right", and sometimes combines this with a call for a clampdown on right-wing speech.

Yes, sometimes these killers are right-wing. But sometimes they are really lunatics. Sometimes they are even left-wing!

FBI Most Wanted Terrorists, as at June 2011, eloquently shows how all religions are not the same.
There is one animal rights terrorist. Everyone else is Muslim. There are no Christian or Jewish terrorists on the list at this time.
See larger.

Some major wrong calls of recent years

Year Attack Wrongly blamed on Turned out to be
1963 JFK Right-wing hatred Commies
1968 RFK Shadowy right-wingers Islamic terror (in effect)
1995 Oklahoma Islamic terror Far right
2002 Beltway sniper Angry white male Islamic terror
2004 Madrid Basques Islamic terror
2009 Fort Hood Post traumatic stress Islamic terror
2010 Times Square Tea Party Islamic terror
2011 Tucson Tea Party Mentally ill left-winger
2011 Norway Islamic terror Mentally ill right-winger
2012 Toulouse Neo-Nazis Islamic terror
2012 Sikh temple The counterjihad Neo-Nazis
2012 Shaima Alawadi Islamophobes Islamic honour killing

Some major wrong calls of recent years.

See this as an image.

The Sikh temple shooting, Aug 2012

One of the worst examples of the left blaming the wrong people was when a Jew-hating neo-Nazi carried out a terrorist attack on Sikhs in Wisconsin in 2012.

Leftists blamed anyone and everyone on the right, including more or less the entire GOP. They even blamed Jew-loving, anti-jihad, Israel supporters, who a neo-Nazi skinhead is hardly likely to be reading!

  1. A white terrorist kills 6 Sikhs at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin, 5 Aug 2012.
  2. PI Bill Warner, who I did not realise was an idiot (he has done work on closing jihadist websites), blames Robert Spencer, 5 Aug 2012.
  3. The assumption seems to be that this was an anti-Muslim bigot who was too dumb to realise Sikhs aren't Muslims.
  4. Warner seems to assert that Spencer should never talk about stories involving Muslims and turbans, since confused retards like the Wisconsin shooter will then attack people with turbans.
  5. Therefore Spencer was wrong to cover the Kurt Westergaard turban cartoon story, despite the fact that it involved actual Islamic terror attacks and plots. Talking about this and showing the cartoon is wrong, according to Warner.
  6. Also Spencer was wrong to cover the many ironic turban bombs, such as the turban bomb that killed Burhanuddin Rabbani in 2011. Talking about these is wrong, according to Warner, because it will confuse people like the Wisconsin shooter.
  7. Warner's argument, weak as it was, is undermined by the fact that the shooter turned out to be a long-time white supremacist skinhead who hated all non-white races, and had no particular interest in Islam. The idea that a Jew-lover like Spencer would be an influence on him is unlikely.
  8. Bill Warner carries on regardless, and calls for Spencer's arrest, 6 Aug 2012.
  9. PI Bill Warner is not to be confused with Bill Warner of

The Sikh temple shooter.
Obviously an avid reader of the Jew-loving, pro-Israel Robert Spencer.
So obvious that we can go ahead and call for Spencer's arrest.

Why not blame skinhead culture?

It is obvious who to blame for the Sikh temple shooting, apart from the shooter. We should blame skinhead culture.

But that is too obvious. The left, for some reason, prefers to blame its normal political opponents - regular, peaceful, parliamentary democrats. Palin was blamed for Tucson. Sarkozy was blamed for Toulouse. And obviously Michelle Bachmann - or someone - is to blame for this shooting.


"Brown Bomber"

Juan Cole

The sinister Juan Cole is an expert at blaming people he doesn't like for things they have nothing to do with.


An almost perfect example of double standards

Dec 2014: Australian Muslim "terrorism expert" Anne Azza Aly declares that the Sydney Islamic jihad attack is not terrorism.

Feb 2015: Australian Muslim "terrorism expert" Anne Azza Aly (yes, the same person) declares that the Chapel Hill shooting of Muslims is terrorism. (The police say it is not.)

The Tucson shooting, 2011

The Norway attacks, 2011

The Toulouse massacre, 2012

The Boston bombings, 2013

The killing of Shaima Alawadi

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