https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.thegua ... error-2020
FBI Director Wray:
“I would certainly say, as I think I’ve said consistently in the past, that racially motivated violent extremism, specifically of the sort that advocates for the superiority of the white race, is a persistent, evolving threat,” he said. “It’s the biggest chunk of our racially motivated violent extremism cases for sure. And racially motivated violent extremism is the biggest chunk of our domestic terrorism portfolio, if you will, overall.”https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.washin ... utType=amp
"Based on a CSIS data set of 893 terrorist incidents in the United States between January 1994 and May 2020, attacks from left-wing perpetrators like Antifa made up a tiny percentage of overall terrorist attacks and casualties. Right-wing terrorists perpetrated the majority—57 percent—of all attacks and plots during this period, particularly those who were white supremacists, anti-government extremists, and involuntary celibates (or incels). In comparison, left-wing extremists orchestrated 25 percent of the incidents during this period, followed by 15 percent from religious terrorists, 3 percent from ethno-nationalists, and 0.7 percent from terrorists with other motives. In analyzing fatalities from terrorist attacks, religious terrorism has killed the largest number of individuals—3,086 people—primarily due to the attacks on September 11, 2001, which caused 2,977 deaths. In comparison, right-wing terrorist attacks caused 335 fatalities, left-wing attacks caused 22 deaths, and ethno-nationalist terrorists caused 5 deaths.
Viewed in this context, the threat from Antifa-associated actors in the United States is relatively small."
335 deaths from right-wing extremists...22 from the left-wing. That's about a 15 to 1 ratio.https://www.csis.org/analysis/who-are-a ... hey-threat
Right-wing extremist have posed a far greater threat than left-wing extremists. I certainly do not support unprovoked violence by people who purport to be antifa but, again, the threat posed by right-wing supremacists is much, much greater. Antifa has not threatened our system of government (Jan 6 attempted coup, the plot to kidnap michigan's governor and prior than that the attempt to intimidate the governor by bringing guns to their state capitol building, etc.), and other plots. I also think that it's not a bad thing for liberals to say to right-wing extremists that you know you dont have a free hand to use violence or threats of violence to intimidate those on the left. They do need to act lawfully of course. I mean, Kyle Rittenhouse is a hero on the Right for shooting BLM protesters. That couple who pulled guns on BLM protesters for no apparent reason received pardons from a Republican governor. But every time antifa does something it's this huge deal. The concern about antifa is just completely out of proportion based on what theyve done.