Most of the last few years' media coverage on terrorism focused on 'Islamic terrorism'. This is somewhat not surprising after the spectacular media coverage of September 11.
However, this coverage ignores that inside America, there has always been some home grown terroists. By home grown, I mean that they are born in America, mostly whites, of Christian background, and not 'foreign' nor 'alien'in any sense of the word. They are mainstream Americans ethnically and culturally.
Here is a sampling of some home grown terrorism:
Timothy McVeigh is the right wing Christian who bombed the FBI Building in Oklahoma City. Here is a mug shot of McVeigh.
Clayton Waagner - Anti Abortion Terrorism
Eric Rudolph is another anti-abortion terrorist, who recently pleaded guilty for bombing the Atlanta Olympics in 1996.
Dr. Robert Goldstein, is a Jewish podiatrist. He plotted to bomb Islamic mosques, Islamic centers and Islamic schools with his wife.
William Krar and Judith Bruey
William Krar planned to use cyanide to poison thousands of people. He was dubbed The American Taliban after his arrest.
Army of God
The Army of God encourages killing doctors and nurses providing abortion, and burning their clinics. For example, check what Chuck Spingola, said on the Army of God web site.
George Metesky, also known as The Mad Bomber, planted a bomb in a theatre in 1956, and attributed that to the "Hand of God'.
The following are not really terrorism, but still unimaginable violent acts of random murder:
David Berkowitz, also known as Son of Sam, was a serial killer. More on him in this article.
Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold
Teenagers Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold perpetrated one of the most horrible crimes in the last decade, the infamous Columbine High School shooting rampage.
Jeffrey Dahmer a serial killer and cannibal.
The FBI has a report highlighting threats of domestic terrorismfrom right wingers, supremacists, and others. Examples include Aryan Nations, the National Alliance and other ticking time bombs. However, that report was kept secret!
Meanwhile, although the media covers the fact that domestic extremist groups such as the Army of God, the Ku Klux Klan, and many others are a threat to America, the Department of Homeland Security under the Bush administration have listed radical animal rights and environmental groups as threats to America, but deliberately left out all the right wing who are potentially dangerous and extremist groups, such as white supremacists, anti-abortion bombers and violent militiamen.
Experts on extremism have warned that these groups are ticking time bombs. U.S. Representative Bennie Thompson even wrote to the Homeland Security Secretary, Michael Chertoff reminding him of such threat, on the 10th anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombing by Timothy McVeigh.
Can you say: biased agenda?
The Terrorist Next Door A book written by Daniel Levitas after research on the right wing militia movements in America.
craig (not verified)
Terrorists Next Door?Mon, 2008/01/21 - 09:22
The constant use of the terms "terrorist" and "terrorism" is designed to keep the citizens afraid of everyone & everything and looking to ever-more-powerful government agencies to "protect" us. While those agencies, especially at the federal level, can kill and/od "Taze" us with impunity. (See Waco, Ruby Ridge, "Git-Mo", etc) We are well on our way to being a police state & have fascists (gov't.controlling private busnesses) in all levels to thank for it. It started with A.Hamilton, was advanced by Lincoln and put into full-play by FDR. The Bush/Clinton/Bush dynasty has given the police state real teeth.
Anonymous (not verified)
bullSat, 2009/12/12 - 13:03
Oh my god! Another one person crying out that we are becoming a police state. Well maybe we wouldn't end up with so much goverment control if the people maybe tried to do their own work and saved their own money without trusting random strangers.
Anyway as for "Git-mo", tell me a nation that doesn't commit acts of horrors. Look, people made the government powerful. They acted like idiots and let the special-interest groups and unions and rich run things, while they convinced themselves they could never do better and decided to seek the meager goals and their poor reality, indulging in the mass media complex for entertainment. Yet, it was the idea of not accepting the present reality that has made our nation great. We proved to the world a republic could be more than a couple thousand people, that non-unified singular state could work. Look, instead of blaming the government for so much, why don't you try and remind people that we live in america, a nation where we don't have to take this and can follow our own path and fuck-you to the people who say we can't. Why don't you actually get people to get off their asses and make their own businesses, make their own job and stop relying on others. How about you and a bunch of people march on the capitol building and DEMAND your god-damn money sent to the banks back! GET OFF YOUR ASS, STOP BLAMING THE GOVERNMENT AND DO ANYTHING!
PS I have relatives who lived through a real fascist state and I have researched the real police-states like Stalin's Imperial Japan and NAzi Germany. If this was a police-state, what are the odds you would live beyond three days after posting this comment?
Dave (not verified)
The operative word isSat, 2018/12/15 - 08:39
The operative word is "becoming". We may not be there yet but without people to stand up to it, we will be there soon enough.
I am 60 years old and have seen the changes from a completely free society to a society where you have to hold your tongue or be accused of some Hate/Racist/Homophobic/Sexist (delete as appropriate) crime. The freedom of speech we once had in the West is gone, replaced by PC speak and court appearances for anyone who doesn't abide by it. How long before court appearances become DISSappearances?
Anonymous (not verified)
Why NotTue, 2009/12/29 - 23:22
Been sitting here for TWO YEARS without a job - can't get public assistance - I'm White LOL and you people on your freakin high and mighty want to know why there is "home grown terrorism" Well let me sum it up for you - I'M TIRED OF THE BULLCRAP EH !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
barracky Obammie (not verified)
Homeboy terroristsMon, 2010/02/15 - 09:18
I cant believe you left out my homies Billy Ayres and his wacked out bitch, Dorn..
Anonymous (not verified)
You forgot some!Sun, 2010/05/09 - 10:28
You forgot Colleen LaRose, Faisal Shahzad, Waqir Khan, Ramy Zamzam, Umar Chaudhry, Ahmad A. Minni, Aman Hasan Yemer, Serdar Tatar, Mohamad Shnewer, brothers Dritan, Shain and Eljvir Duka, Agron Abdullahu, Nidal Malik Hasan, Najibullah Zazi, David Coleman Headley? Did you forget about them?
Anonymous (not verified)
What is wrong with home grownMon, 2010/05/10 - 22:30
What is wrong with home grown terrorism when compared to NATO countries sticking there noses where they dont belong.
Nick (not verified)
LeftistsMon, 2018/10/15 - 11:15
I do note a bias. I note that this site left off groups such as Antifa, which advocates violence against any they deem to be right wing radicals. If you call yourself a "patriot", the Antifa movement identifies you as a right wing radical and will engage in violence to "curb" your behavior.
Dave (not verified)
Yes, always amuses me thatSat, 2018/12/15 - 08:31
Yes, always amuses me that they refer to themselves as "anti-Fascist" and yet they use violent means to silence opposition, in direct contradiction to what they purport to stand for.
the Lunatic (not verified)
how to define terrorismWed, 2019/08/07 - 20:07
As Long As CORRUPTION is the ruling factor on this Planet and NOT the LAWS in it, the Lunacy will continue, the LUNATIC will exist. the Oligarchy system has proven thus far throughout ALL of HUMAN HISTORY that is DOES NOT WORK AT ALL. Yeah, it may work for the Wealthy (Social Elite), BUT eventually, will cause more uprising than submission. Terrorism and Terrorist are words that can be flaunted easily to discourage Free Speech and Freedom of the Press, BUT eventually, will cause more of the People to rise up against the System. it has been said by many that the System is broken, which in fact, that is NOT the Truth at all. the System will work properly if CORRUPTION was not the primary factor involved in the System to begin with. take for example, the title phrase, THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM. now how can that be justice?? who is it justice for?? the Criminals?? well the title says it all, THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM which justifies Criminals!! it's NOT the American Justice System or the People's Justice System, is it?? words are powerful if correctly placed in way to aid in any society or organization. another example, Veterans were put number one on the List of Homegrown Terrorists in America by the former Director of DHS Janet Napolitano which the information was derived from the State Department of former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton thus supported by the former Attorney General Eric Holder and former President of the United States of America Barack Hussein Obama. now did anyone in America see how CORRUPTION can seep into the fabric of Our Nation to degrade to ashes and downplay Our Rights to nothingness?? where are the outcries of that from AntiFa, where are the protests from Black Lives Matter?? no where!! it is for the Government to label ANYONE a Terrorist and take away the Rights of the accused, BUT, when the Government is the Terrorist, what are the American People to do then???