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Right-Wing Terrorists: As Dangerous as Muslim Ones

They've killed more people since 9/11, Peter Bergen points out

(Newser) - The alleged killers in the Las Vegas massacre appear to have been motivated by right-wing ideology—they left a "Don't Tread on Me" flag at the scene of the crime—which sadly doesn't make them terribly unique. Since 9/11, right-wing extremists have killed 37 people in the... More »

Feds Set Sights on 'Sovereign Citizens'

Anti-government extremist movement 'has absolutely exploded'

(Newser) - "Sovereign citizens" believe local, state, and federal laws don't apply to them; some don't believe in police authority, and are willing to use force to escape it. That has resulted in the killings of six police officers since 2000, including two in a shootout in 2010 that... More »

Cops Arrest 179 for Planned Occupy Attack

Far-right threatened to burn down tents on Armistice Day

(Newser) - London police arrested 179 right-wing protesters yesterday for planning an Armistice Day attack on Occupiers camped in front of St. Paul's Cathedral, the Guardian reports. How did cops know of the English Defense League's planned assault? EDL members made it pretty clear on Facebook, where they threatened to... More »

Norway Nabs Extremist With Weapons Cache

Right-winger has no connection to mass killer Breivik

(Newser) - Mere weeks after a Norwegian massacre left 77 people dead , Norway's police say they have apprehended a right-wing radical who stored weapons and explosives at his Oslo home. There's no apparent link to mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik, however. Police are investigating the suspect for "possession of... More »

Massacre Manifesto Linked to US Muslim-Bashers

Anders Breivik cites Robert Spencer, Pamela Geller

(Newser) - An American right-wing extremist is cited some 64 times in the crazed manifesto written by Norwegian mass killer Anders Behring Breivik in a bid to justify his terror attack. Robert Spencer, co-founder of the Jihad Watch and Stop Islamization of America (recently hacked) blogs denied any responsibility for the attack,... More »

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