Lol this logic. "If you just ignore the largest terrorist attack on American soil then right-wing terrorists are just as bad"
The Sovereign Citizens and Lone-Wolf Supremacist terrorists are dangerous. However, you forget that lone-wolf Jihadi terrorist have a plethora of radical Islamist terror organizations willing to aid them in carrying out their attacks either via encouragement, funding, or training. The unfortunate fact is that a number of these Islamist groups have become sophisticated enough to have a political branch, intelligence branch, and military branch to aid isolated radicals carry out operations. To my knowledge, there is no right-wing or white supremacist group anywhere close to being in comparison to the former's threat level, scale or reach.
So, I could be mistaken, but I was under the impression that US lone wolf Jihadis don't receive much financial support from abroad. I don't really consider training to be a huge boon is because the internet has a wealth of information on how to blow things up, so it's not like training is hard to acquire. Like, unless they're at a camp or some shit getting IRL training, it's probably all the same thing as the right wing people get.However, due to being nut-cases they tend to isolated and not work in groups, thus their sophistication and aims are minimal.
Jihadist have the desire and willingness to work together to develop paramilitary forces that desire to establish a caliphate. Combined with their belief that a better world is awaiting them if they die in battle, you are dealing with a threat no sense of self-preservation.
Yeah, the Portland stabbing is a poor example. Superficially it's easy to attribute to right wing politics, but if you look closer, that argument kinda falls apart. (A slightly better example would be Sean Urbanski. But even that wasn't terrorism because it wasn't premeditated and he was drunk.)@Marvin your sourced data includes things like the recent Portland stabbing as right-wing terrorist incidents. That was an act by a man with zero coherent political beliefs, who was shunned and excluded by both right and left-wing activist groups in his area for being combative and violent. It also includes the Discovery Communications hostage crisis, an act carried out by an ecoterrorist, as "right-wing".
Are there any other examples of them classifying left wing anti-government shootings as right wing? The Portland stabbing is somewhat easy to attribute to right wing politics, considering how the event went down. And as noted before, I couldn't find the Discovery hostage thing.It categorizes all anti-government shootings in general as right wing, to push an agenda to minimize the impact of Islamic terrorism on this country.
I think the guy calling in the domestic violence thing is pretty solidly terrorism. Apparently he was waiting to ambush them. There weren't any motivations other than trying to shoot cops. It's not like he was robbing them or anything like that.I can see how you would identify some dude who calls in a domestic and shoots the two responding cops by political affiliation, but is that terrorism? It seemed like 1/3 of those incidents were like that as well.
Yeah, sovereign citizens proper aren't really violent very often. Sometimes they can mutate into the more crazy anti-government people, but I think that's relatively rare.
I think you're confusing sovereign citizens with something else.
Ages ago, somewhere in the SovCit thread, I posted a pic of a car I saw in the wild that was SovCit (KANGZ remix).