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[11/30/15] The Children Left Behind After Mass Shootings

(NYT) -- Even as politicians and those in Congress pump up public fears at the supposed threat of refugees fleeing Syria,

every day in America people — mostly white men — are walking into movie theaters, restaurants, churches, grade schools and health care centers armed to the teeth, determined to take as many people out as they can.

[11/29/15] A Brief History of Deadly Attacks on Abortion Providers

(NYT) -- The fatal shooting of three people at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs on Friday was the latest incident in a long history of violent attacks on facilities or doctors providing abortions in the United States and Canada. At least 11 people have been killed in attacks on abortion clinics in the United States since 1993 (22 years), including the Colorado attack.

[11/23/15] These 3 charts show homegrown terrorists are a bigger threat than refugees

(Vox) -- In the 14 years since (9/11), not one domestic terrorist attack has been committed by an outside foreign terrorist organization.

In the same time frame, however, there have been 26 deadly domestic terrorist attacks perpetrated by homegrown terrorists.

Of the 26 deadly homegrown terrorist attacks, only seven of those attacks were related to Islamic extremism. The other 19 attacks were led by right-wing extremists, including, most recently, the mass shooting that killed nine at a historic black church in Charleston, South Carolina.

The data from New America clearly shows that domestic terrorist attacks have, since 2001, been more commonly perpetrated by right-wing groups than by Islamic extremists.

In the 14 years since 9/11, domestic terror attacks have killed 74 people. Forty-eight of those people died in attacks by right-wing extremists, and 28 died from jihadist extremism.

Radicalization — whether it's jihadist extremism or right-wing extremism — more often than not starts at home in the US rather than entering the country from abroad.

[5/27/14] Liberal Website Blames Elliot Rodger Shooting On 'White Privilege'

(Daily Caller) -- The liberal website Salon published an article Tuesday blaming Elliot Rodger's killing spree on "white privilege," despite the fact that Rodger considered himself "Eurasian." "Welp. Another young white guy has decided that his disillusionment with his life should become somebody else's problem," wrote Brittney Cooper, who also teaches women's and gender studies and Africana studies at Rutgers University.

Last Friday, (Elliot) Rodger killed six people and then himself in a murder spree near the campus of the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Rodger, 22, stabbed three men to death in his home before embarking on a shooting spree across the city. He killed another three, including two members of the Alpha Phi sorority, and injured numerous others by ramming them with his car, a black BMW.

“My father is of British descent, and my mother is of Asian descent, so that makes me a Eurasian.”