A new report from the Anti-Defamation League shows that murders by white supremacists doubled in 2017 — and that they killed more people than Muslim extremists.
As the Huffington Post reported Wednesday, the ADL’s Center on Extremism found that 34 people were killed by extremists last year. Of those, 20 people (or 59 percent) “were killed by right-wing extremists, a designation that includes white supremacists, members of the so-called ‘alt-right’ and ‘alt-lite,’ and members of the anti-government militia movement.”
Of those 34 people, 18 were killed by white supremacists, which marks a 157 percent rise from the seven people killed by white supremacists in 2016.
The ADL’s study was published the same day as a report released by the Department of Justice and Homeland Security that appeared to intentionally skew data to overstate the number of people killed in the United States by “foreign-born” Muslim terrorists.