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ADL: Right-Wing Extremists Murdered 50 Americans in 2018

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By    |   Wednesday, 23 January 2019 01:31 PM

At least 50 Americans were murdered in 2018 by people who had ties to right-wing extremist groups, according to an Anti-Defamation League report.

The total marks an increase from the 37 extremist-related murders documented in 2017, the ADL noted. It is the fourth deadliest year in record for domestic extremist related-killings since 1970.

The Haaretz newspaper in Israel noted at least 16 of the 2018 victims were Jewish.

The report noted:

  • “Everyone of the perpetrators had ties to at least one right-wing extremist movement, although one had recently switched to supporting Islamist extremism.
  • “White supremacists were responsible for the great majority of the killings, which is typically the case.”
  • “Five of the 17 incidents involved shooting sprees that caused 38 deaths and injured 33 people.”
  • “Guns were responsible for 42 of the 50 deaths in 2018, followed by blades or edged weapons.”

The incidents included the murders of 11 people at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh and the killing of 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.

 “The white supremacist attack in Pittsburgh should serve as a wake-up call to everyone about the deadly consequences of hateful rhetoric,” ADL Chief Executive Officer Jonathan Greenblatt said.

“It’s time for our nation’s leaders to appropriately recognize the severity of the threat and to devote the necessary resources to address the scourge of right-wing extremism.”

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