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    Georgetown Univ: Right-wing extremism bigger problem than Islamic extremism

    I knew SPLC and USMA/CTC were hard over leftists on "extremist right-wing groups". This article puts Georgetown University solidly in that group too.

    See the full article here: http://georgetownsecuritystudiesrevi....-4-Iss.-2.pdf

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    ASSESSING AND PRIORITIZING DOMESTIC TERRORISM THREATS:
    THE CASE FOR FOCUSING ON RIGHT-WING EXTREMISM
    Colette Clark
    As Islamic extremism dominates the headlines, America is grappling with a right-wing
    extremism problem of considerably greater magnitude and impact. This paper presents a
    background on the right-wing extremist violence and the propaganda that undergirds the spread
    of related ideologies. After exploring the similarities between right-wing extremist and Russian
    propaganda techniques, and the hindrances to policy action presented by media narratives and
    2016 presidential election rhetoric, the paper outlines four policy proposals for combating the
    propaganda and recruitment of right-wing extremist groups and for reorienting US
    counterterrorism to focus on the greater domestic threat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bruce in WV View Post
    ASSESSING AND PRIORITIZING DOMESTIC TERRORISM THREATS:
    THE CASE FOR FOCUSING ON RIGHT-WING EXTREMISM
    Colette Clark
    As Islamic extremism dominates the headlines, America is grappling with a right-wing
    extremism problem of considerably greater [s]magnitude[/s] IMAGINING and [S]impact[/S] HYPE. This paper [S]presents[/S] INVENTS a
    background on the right-wing extremist violence and the LEFT-WING propaganda that [S]undergirds[/S] PERPETUATES the spread
    of related [S]ideologies[/S] WEAPONS-GRADE BALONIUM. After exploring the similarities between [S]right-wing extremist[/S] LEFT-WING JOURNALISM and Russian
    propaganda techniques, and the hindrances to policy action presented by media narratives and
    2016 presidential election rhetoric, the paper outlines four policy proposals for combating the
    propaganda and recruitment of [S]right-wing[/S] BERNIE SANDERS INSPIRED extremist groups and for reorienting US
    counterterrorism to focus on the greater domestic threat - LIBERAL BULLSHIITE
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    Maybe you should read the paper before posting...

    This is the viewpoint from a single student, thus does not reflect the viewpoint of the university, as a whole. If you knew anything about the Security Studies program(s), you would understand where I'm coming from.
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    Georgetown University Security Studies Program link: http://css.georgetown.edu/ssp
    "Georgetown University’s Security Studies Program (SSP) is the academic pillar of the Center for Security Studies (CSS) and one of eight master’s degree programs offered in the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service (SFS)."
    This wasn't a paper handed in for a class. It was a research paper published in the SSP's journal. That has to say something about the SSP's position on the topic.
    Last edited by Bruce in WV; 06-28-16 at 06:47.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bruce in WV View Post
    I knew SPLC and USMA/CTC were hard over leftists on "extremist right-wing groups". This article puts Georgetown University solidly in that group too.
    As to The Countering Terrorism Center at USMA, one paper from one prof does not a position make. Vs the dozens from CTC about radical Islam, many of which were some of the first studies of that kind.

    Even that paper made no reference to right wing terror being greater than Islamic terror, just that violence from right wing groups is rising. Which they do present evidence backing that up.

    CTC is not universally loved by USMA grads. It's hosted, but not funded, by USMA. It is, however, one of the definitive sources on Islamic terror. But their scope is not limited to that, nor should it be.

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    You're correct about the vast majority of the CTC faculty and staff. My sincere apologies to them and thanks for the quality research they contribute to the knowledge base concerning Islamic terror. My words were poorly chosen to include them in the same breath as the SPLC.
    Last edited by Bruce in WV; 06-28-16 at 09:11.

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    The views expressed in Georgetown Security Studies Review do not necessarily represent
    those of the editors or staff of GSSR, the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service,
    or Georgetown University. The editorial board of GSSR and our affiliated peer reviewers
    strive to verify the accuracy of all factual information contained in GSSR. However, the
    staffs of GSSR, the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, and Georgetown
    University make no warranties or representations regarding the completeness or accuracy
    of information contained in GSSR, and they assume no legal liability or responsibility for
    the content of any work contained therein.
    Pulling one page out of a 160 page document, doesn't necessarily reflect the gist of the doc. The DoJ's Bureau of Justice Assistance and SLATT program have been pushing the domestic right wing terrorism threat as a primary focal point for several years. Polling CLEO's on what they think are the primary threats, isn't a scientific method of assessment. In many locations and specific venues, the actual threat of Islamic terrorism is extremely low. The issue is the unpredictable nature of radicalized Islamist elements in our society. Of course NY, Boston, etc. are prime targets, but who expects an Islamist to behead a coworker in a food processing plant in Oklahoma City? Statistically speaking, the death toll in OKC is significantly higher from right wing extremism than Islamic extremism. In NYC, it's the opposite. Spectacular single attacks have a way of skewing statistics thusly.

    The best approach is NOT to take a national study and apply it on a local level. The best approach is to forge robust partnerships with local, state and federal agencies on the local level, along with private industry and community partners who provide valuable local intel on the issues that each individual community faces. That's what the Urban Area Security Initiative was all about. It may have been defunded by DHS, but many communities have carried it forward on their own dime and initiatives. Ours has and I'd say it's a good thing.
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    Non-issue.

    For leftists hell bent on destroying the Constitution, Right Wing Extremism is absolutely a bigger threat than Radical Islam.
    Why do the loudest do the least?

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