As Far-Right Violence Surges, Ted Cruz Seeks To Brand Antifa A Terrorist Organization - 2019-07-21
A preliminary tally by the Anti-Defamation League's Center on Extremism found that domestic extremists took the lives of at least 50 people in 2018, up from the 37 the previous year. Last year was the fourth-deadliest for extremist attacks since 1970, according to the report. And "every single extremist killing" in 2018 "had a link to right-wing extremism," the report found. The FBI reported a 17% jump in hate crimes in 2017, its latest report, over the previous year.
The far right accounted for 73% of extremist murders in the U.S. between 2009 and 2018, according to the ADL data, compared to 23% by Islamic extremists. Acting Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan described white supremacist violence as a "huge issue" and an "increasingly concerning threat" in a Capitol Hill hearing just last month.