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:
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
Army of God
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:
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.