White supremacists were responsible for the majority of extremist killings in the U.S. in 2017 compared to other groups, according to a new report from the Anti-Defamation League’s Center on Extremism out yesterday (January 17th). The report said,
The 34 people killed by extremists last year, 20 were killed by right-wing extremists, and 18 of those by white supremacists. Nine people were killed by Islamic extremists, and five others by black nationalists. The ADL noted that 2017 was the second year in a row in which black nationalists committed murder, and suggested it could be an “emerging problem.”
The deadliest single attack took place in New York on October 31st, when Islamic extremist Sayfullo Saipov drove a rental truck down a bike path in Manhattan, killing eight people. Overall, however, there was a steep drop in killings by extremists from 2016, when 49 people were killed in the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando by Islamic extremist Omar Mateen.
Sad day in America.