After a shooter inspired by white nationalist ideas fueling violence and attempted violence in the United States and elsewhere, claiming he killed 49 people in the mosques in New Zealand, Donald Trump was asked if he thinks white nationalism is a global growing threat.
The President of the United States replied: "Really not."
However, as can be seen from reports from civil liberties groups and US intelligence officers' personal data, domestic terrorism, especially Whiteness, is growing
Data released earlier this month by the Anti-Defunct League , show that the White Papal Outreach efforts grew by 1
The number of racist rallies and demonstrations also grew last year : ADL data published in February show at least 91 rallies of white superiorities or other public events attended by white people.
- Right-wing extremists were linked to at least 50 killings last year The number of hate groups working in the US rose to a record 1020 last year, the South Poverty Poverty Center announced in February. This makes 2018 a fourth consecutive year of hate groups growth and revealed a 30 percent increase after three consecutive years of decline at the end of the Obama administration.
- Most terrorist attacks in the United States in 2017 were thought to be motivated by right-wing ideologies. Of the 65 incidents, 37 were related to racist, anti-Muslim, homophobic, anti-Semitic, anti-Semitic, anti-Semitic, anti-Semitic, anti-Semitic, anti-Semitic or Xenophobic motives.
The US government data also shows an alarming increase in extremist violence. The number of hate crimes reported to the FBI has risen by about 17% in 2017 compared to the previous year, according to the Bureau's annual report published in November:
- According to the report, the most common categories of incidents with one bias are race / ethnicity / ancestors (59.6%), religion (20.6%) and sexual orientation (15.8%).
- In addition to 7,106 incidents with one bias reported last year, there were also 69 reports of hate crimes on several occasions.
This is not just a problem in the United States. According to CBS, extreme right attacks in Europe have jumped 43% between 2016 and 2017
But the rhetoric coming out of America is likely to have an effect abroad, as shown by the attack on Friday – of the slaughter called the Trump "symbol of the renewed white identity."
Trump expressed sympathy for the victims both in reporters' comments and in the social media. But the president does not see the 28-year-old supposed shooter as an example of a bigger problem with white nationalism.
"I think this is a small group of people who have many, very serious problems, I guess," Trump said on Friday from the Oval Office. "If you look at what happened in New Zealand, maybe it is. I still do not know enough about him. But this is certainly a terrible thing. "
The Civil Liberties Groups say the data is different.
"This attack highlights a trend that ADL traces: modern white domination is an international threat that does not know borders that are being exported. and globalized, as never before, "said ADL Executive Director Jonathan Greenblatt in a statement. "The hate that led to violence in Pittsburgh and Charlottesville opened up new supporters around the world. In fact, it seems that this attack does not focus only on New Zealand; it was intended to have a global impact. "
The FBI maintains that there are approximately 900 open internal investigations into terror.