"I don't think a small group of people have, I think, very serious problems" said the President. "If you look at what happened in New Zealand, maybe it is so, I don't know enough about it yet. They're just learning about the person and the people involved. definitely a terrible thing. "
The man charged with murder in the New Zealand attack cited a list of white nationals who inspired him in his online proclamation of impression.
Facts first: It is certain that white nationalism is an increasing threat in the United States, with plenty of evidence to support it.
Over the past two years, there have been a number of high profile events involving white nationals, in particular the Unite the Right march, in Charlottesville, Virginia, in August 201
7. One woman was killed and 19 were injured when she refused. car was driving too big to anti-protest.
Last year's shooting at Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh claimed a life of 11 people. Federal prosecutors accused the people of the gun, a white white national. In February, the authorities of a Coast Guard lieutenant, an alleged white superhero, who were planning an attack on a number of television dealers and elected officials.
These data suggest that these are all part of a wider rise of white nationalism across the United States.
The Anti-Defamation Treaty (ADL), an organization aiming to track extremist activity, found that last year white white murders in the US went "more than doubled in 2017," with right-handed extremist groups and white supremacists " accounting for 59 per cent of all extremist deaths in the United States in 2017. "They accounted for 20% of these deaths the previous year.
"This attack (in New Zealand) emphasizes a trend being tracked by ADL: that modern white supremacy is an international threat with no limitations, exports and globalization as before previously, "said Jonathan Greenblatt, CEO of ADL in a press release.
ADL also reported that propaganda efforts from white supremacist groups in the United States increased by 182% in 2018; the number of incidents jumping from 421 the previous year to 1,187.
The Center for Strategic and International Studies, a think tank based in Washington, DC, reports that "the number of terrorist attacks (in the US) has increased over the past decade, more than a quarter between 2016 and 2017. "
White nationalism, chemistry and aggression and mass propaganda are increasing. The President is wrong in proposing that there is no increased threat to these groups.
Domestic terrorism has occurred – in the whole – in the United States recently, with almost 25 related holdings in the last three months of 2018, an FBI official told CNN. These cases are separate from plots related to international terrorist investigations, such as those relating to al Qaeda and ISIS.
As reported by CNN recently, the FBI has opened about 900 open-ended eaves investigations.