- Recent research, based on nearly 900 politically motivated conspiracies and murders in the United States since 1994, found that the death of a person in the past 25 years has been associated with "Antifa" or anti-fascists and the person who died, the attacker was.
- In comparison, 329 murders were linked to the extreme right during the same period.
- When the label was expanded to include left-wing violence by anti-fascists, 21 victims have been killed since 2010, compared to 117 in right-wing violence over the same period.
- Jihadist groups have been responsible for 95 deaths since 2010.
- The database, compiled by a think tank called the Center for Strategic and International Studies, was launched after Trump's government spent several months fueling the possibility of leftist violence, particularly during George Floyd's protests.
- Seth Jones, a counterterrorism expert who helped create the dataset, told The Guardian: "Leftist violence was not a major threat to terrorism."
- He said: "The biggest threat to domestic terrorism comes from white supremacists, anti-government militias and a handful of people linked to the & # 39; Boogaloo & # 39; movement trying to start a civil war in the United States . "
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President Donald Trump has accused right-wing extremists of inciting unrest and violence, but no murders have been linked to anti-fascists in the U.S. in the past 25 years, while 329 murders have been linked to right-wing extremists, research says.
Researchers at a think tank called the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) have compiled a database of nearly 900 politically motivated attacks and attacks in the U.S. since 1994, which ended in May 2020 and was reviewed by The guard.
The review found that only one person's death during this period was associated with "Antifa", a leaderless movement dedicated to fighting right-wing and white supremacist groups, and that the person who died was the attacker.
When the review expanded her category from "left-wing violence" to Antifa, she found that 21 victims had been killed since 2010, compared to 117 people who were killed in right-wing violence over the same period. Jihadist groups have been responsible for 95 deaths since 2010.
Seth Jones, a counterterrorism expert who helped create the dataset, told The Guardian: "Leftist violence was not a major threat to terrorism."
He currently said: "The biggest threat to domestic terrorism comes from white supremacists, anti-government militias and a handful of people linked to the & # 39; Boogaloo & # 39; movement trying to start a civil war in the United States To lead states. "
It wasn't just CSIS either. Researchers from the global project against hatred and extremism and the Anti-Defamation League told The Guardian that they have had no known US-related killings in the past 25 years.
Since the widespread protests began, Trump, senior officials, and Republican lawmakers have been trying to advance the theory that Antifa has infiltrated protests to fuel violence. Trump threatens to call Antifa a terrorist organization.
The CSIS database was launched when, according to The Guardian, Trump's government began repeating Trump's warnings of a possible "left revolution."
In one memorandum Posted by Attorney General William Barr in late June: "We have evidence that anti-government violent extremists – including those who support & # 39; Boogaloo & # 39; those who identify themselves as Antifa and others – continue to be threatened by lawlessness will be." . "
It is also said that the extremists could be "strengthened" by foreign powers that want to "sow chaos and disorder" in the United States.
However, there was little evidence of coordinated efforts, Business Insider reported in late June.
Paul Barrett, the deputy director of the Star Center for Economics and Human Rights at New York University, told Business Insider's Sonam Sheth that the attempt to label protests as "a violent left-wing conspiracy" carries "all the features of today's disinformation."