by James Hill
February 17, 2017
“I seen what Dylann Roof did and in my heart I reckon I got a little bit of hatred and I..I want to do that s***.”
Those are the words of Benjamin Thomas Samuel McDowell, a 29-year old Myrtle Beach, South Carolina man who was arrested this week before his plan to shoot up a Jewish Synagogue.
McDowell, who had regularly posted racist and anti-Semetic statements on Facebook, was caught in a Hampton Inn parking lot with a .40 caliber Glock he had unwittingly purchased from an FBI agent posing as a White Supremacist. The gun had subtly been made inoperable by the officer unbeknownst to McDowell.
McDowell is part of a startling statistic that shows violent acts committed by American, right-wing extremists is a growing problem. “Time” magazine reports that according to the The Anti-Defamation League’s Center on Extremism, these groups are “responsible for 74 percent of the 372 extremist-related murders from 2007 to 2016. And of the 45 police officers killed by domestic extremists since 2001, 34 were killed by right-wing extremists.”
Miraculously, at the same time President Trump is busy banning Muslim immigrants from seven countries, he has effectively turned a blind eye to the white, right-wing extremist terrorists. According to Reuters, Trump has changed the name of the government anti-terrorism program known as the Countering Violent Extremism (or CVE) to Countering Islamic Extremism. Indeed, when a white man shot and killed six people in a Canadian mosque, our president made no public mention of it. Though he did find time to tweet about the Islamic extremist who unsuccessfully tried to attack people in Paris, France:
A new radical Islamic terrorist has just attacked in Louvre Museum in Paris. Tourists were locked down. France on edge again. GET SMART U.S.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 3, 2017
TELL US: Do you think the President is concerned about at-home terrorism?