- Mar 18, 2017
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The last day of Netroots Nation 2017 featured a rather remarkable presentation that was directly relevant to events taking place not that far away in Charlottesville, Virginia.
That panel was called “The white face of domestic terrorism: How Islamophobia distorts the reality of terrorist violence in America.”
As with many panels and sessions that took place during the conference, you can watch the live stream of it by clicking on the above link. The panel included former Homeland Security analyst Daryl Johnson, who wrote the original 2008 bulletin warning about the rise of right-wing extremism; David Neiwert, a consultant with the Southern Poverty Law Center; and Rabiah Ahmed of the Muslim Public Affairs Council.
The point of the panel was to point out and highlight the fact that terrorism committed by white nationalists and right-wing groups is in fact a far greater danger to the average American than any presented by either Islamic or left-wing terror groups. But for decades—not just since the rise of Trump—our national focus has been exactly opposite to the factual reality on the ground.
The presumed 'innocence' of white terrorism