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The Hypocrisy of the Alarm Over 'Right-Wing Terrorism'
by Robert Spencer
In covering the killings in Las Vegas by Jerad and Amanda Miller this week, mainstream media commentators once again displayed their hypocrisy and double standard regarding Islamic terrorism and terror attacks that are supposedly "right-wing."
CNN's national security analyst Peter Bergen wrote Tuesday the Millers "appear to have been motivated by extreme far-right views. The couple left a flag at the scene of the crime with the words 'Don't Tread on Me,' a Revolutionary War symbol used by some anti-government extremists."
Bergen went on to emphasize that "countering violent extremism cannot simply be a demand placed on Muslim communities to prevent jihadist violence. In the decade since 9/11 right-wing extremists have demonstrated their ability to be just as deadly as their homegrown jihadist counterparts."
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