Jackson, a white supremacist, said he had planned to kill more people of color in New York, hoping to start a race war. Pimentel and Mr. Jackson were charged under the New York State antiterrorism law. Enacted shortly after Sept. Consider this: Dylann Roof, an admitted white supremacist, was not charged with terrorism for killing nine black parishioners in South Carolina in ; nor was Robert Bowers, an avowed racist and anti-Semite, for killing 11 worshipers at a Pittsburgh synagogue in
Omar Mateen's interest in gay men makes this no ordinary act of terrorism
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The murder of elderly Jews at prayer , pipe bombs , the shooting of a black man and woman in Kentucky. But is it that simple? Antisemitism was rising in Europe before Trump was elected. In , Jews were killed in Paris and a synagogue was attacked in Copenhagen. A rabbi and three children were murdered in Toulouse in Spencer denies this. In the US, it is estimated that one in three women will experience abuse or rape by a partner in their lifetime.
Opinion: Racism and Homophobia Are Forms of Domestic Terror
H omosexuals in Chechnya are at greater risk than anywhere else in the Russian Federation, and face police surveillance, blackmail, murder, incarceration in secret prisons and torture. This repression is not new. The penal code of the Chechen Republic of Ichkeria recriminalised sodomy mujelojstvo ; article , which borrowed the term from Soviet law, was inspired by sharia and prescribed corporal punishment and, for repeat offenders, the death penalty or life imprisonment.
Right-wing extremism in the United States appears to be growing. The number of terrorist attacks by far-right perpetrators rose over the past decade, more than quadrupling between and The recent pipe bombs and the October 27, , synagogue attack in Pittsburgh are symptomatic of this trend. There has also been a rise in far-right attacks in Europe, jumping 43 percent between and The threat from right-wing terrorism in the United States—and Europe—appears to be rising.