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    A study analyzing terror attacks on American soil since 9/11 indicates most were carried out by right-wing extremists.

    A study recently released by the New America Foundation claims that right-wing extremists are the biggest terrorist threat to the United States.

    The Washington-based group’s study analyzed 26 terror attacks that have taken place on American soil since September 11, 2001. It indicated that almost twice as many people have been killed by right-wing groups or white supremacists as opposed to Muslims.

    The foundation says 19 out of the 26 attacks were carried out by “non-Muslims.”

    The study referred to recent attacks such as the 2012 shooting deaths of six people outside the Sikh temple in Wisconsin. That attack was carried out by a man associated with neo-Nazi ideology. Other examples included the married couple who walked into a Las Vegas pizzeria and shot two police officers before leaving a swastika on one of the bodies and murdering a third victim at a Wal-Mart parking lot. It also highlighted the murders of nine people at a church in Charleston, South Carolina, at the hands of a man driven by racist sentiment.

    In its narrow scope, the New America Foundation defined terrorism as “ideological violence.” Thus, mass shootings such as the one that occurred at a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado, were not investigated.

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