[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]In the immediate aftermath of the shooting in Charleston, it was all but certain that the narrative would be twisted and contorted to fit the left’s political agenda. While we should all condemn the vicious attacks on innocent churchgoers, so many on the left have exploited this tragedy for political gain and we should absolutely condemn those who gruesomely twist this tragedy in the name of politics.[/vc_column_text][banner300 banner=”5517620b381df”][vc_column_text]One such manipulation is a recent graphic on CNN that depicts “right-wing extremists” as having accounted for more deaths than Muslim jihadists.
The “study” by the New America Foundation found that deaths caused by Muslim extremism was at 26, while 48 deaths (including the recent nine murdered churchgoers in Charleston) are attributed to “right-wing extremism.
However, the study conducted by the New American Foundation labeled the two groups “jihadist” and a “nonjihadist” deaths. CNN, it appears, took it upon themselves to change the label of “nonjihadist” to mean “right-wing extremist.”
So, so long as one does not kill in the name of Allah, according to CNN, he is a “right-wing extremist.”
Further, the “study” only allows for U.S. deaths. If we view worldwide deaths at the hands of Muslim radicals, the numbers are simply staggering.
A Global Terrorism Index study showed there were 17,958 deaths in just 2013, with most of them occurring at the hands of militant groups Islamic State, al-Qaida, Boko Haram and the Taliban.
We should all be open to a discussion on how to lessen violence in America, but our task is made impossible when such duplicity and manipulation is occurring on the left to twist incidents into fitting these flimsy narratives.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]
CNN takes a stat from New America Foundation labeled "nonjihadists" and changed it to Right Wing Extremism. Unreal. pic.twitter.com/Kw6zWKauMA
— Josh Jordan (@NumbersMuncher) June 19, 2015