The New America Foundation study, released in 2015, claims 48 deaths in the U.S. over the past 14 years were the result of â€śright wing attacksâ€ť while only 45 deaths were perpetrated by â€śviolent jihadist attacks.â€ť
Professor Andrew Holt of Florida State College in Jacksonville debunked the study for its flawed methodology, which included the selective use of data. For example, the study ignored a half-dozen Islamic terror attacks, including the mega attack that killed 3,000 on Sept. 11, 2001, and the murders of 10 people in 2002 by D.C. Beltway snipers John Allen Muhammad and Lee Malvo.
â€śIf you include the death totals from 9/11 in such a calculation, then there have been around 62 people killed in the United States by Islamic extremists for every one American killed by a right wing terrorist,â€ť Holt stated in his analysis.
Holt, a Ph.D., is a professor of history, religion and foreign affairs. ...