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Which do you believe is a greater danger to the American people – America’s Evangelical fundamentalist Protestants or fundamentalist Muslims in the Middle East and Asia?
Any sort of radical could be a danger, whether they’re taking direct orders from “God” via fundamentalist Christians, “Allah” via fundamentalist Muslims, some “voice in their head” via some neurological hallucination, or some other means of radicalization…such as a group that believes, through some divine ordinance, that it’s superior to others, asdescribed.
The greatest mass killings in America lately seem to have been conducted by the psychologically disturbed: Adam Lanza, James Holmes of the Aurora Colorado killings, Virginia Tech, Columbine.
But others have also posed threats. The Boston Marathon bombers were recruited by fundamentalist Muslims overseas in Chechnya/Dagestan.
There seems to be a further threat that more radicalized Americans re-entering America from the Middle East may become terrorists:
I’m not very familiar with potential danger of Evangelical fundamentalist protestants in America, but have heard elsewhere that some domestic American groups also pose a threat:
Yes. The Southern Poverty Law Center, which monitors domestic terrorism, has documented a significant increase in the last few years in the number of domestic groups advocating the use of violence against the federal government and the amount of related chatter that they engage in on websites.
The group’s website has useful data. See, for example:
Relative to the threats by radical fundamentalist groups abroad, it seems hard to tell who is a greater danger. They all seem equally capable of doing people harm (anywhere in the world). Hopefully, there’s a way to de-radicalize them before they do something crazy.
FYI,commented (below) with more info on American fundamentalists that could even pose a greater danger.
So here’s more on the American Christian fundamentalists who (as they mention in the video) seem convinced that they’re doing “God’s” work by killing people and that when a “civil war” comes, they claim that they would feel no guilt about killing Supreme Court justices.
HBO Documentary, Soldiers in the Army of God:
Wikipedia page about the group:
Numerous other radical ideological groups listed at
hate groups are the most extreme of the hundreds of nativist and vigilante groups that have proliferated since the late 1990s, when anti-immigration xenophobia began to rise to levels not seen in the United States since the 1920s.
: Opposition to equal rights for LGBT people has been a central theme of Christian Right organizing and fundraising for the past three decades – a period that parallels the fundamentalist movement’s rise to political power.
hate groups are a relatively new phenomenon in the United States, most of them appearing in the aftermath of the World Trade Center terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. Earlier anti-Muslim groups tended to be religious in orientation and disputed Islam’s status as a respectable religion.
typically oppose integration and racial intermarriage, and they want separate institutions — or even a separate nation — for blacks. Most forms of black separatism are strongly anti-white and anti-Semitic, and a number of religious versions assert that blacks are the Biblical “chosen people” of God.
name only, the movement’s relationship with evangelicals and fundamentalists has generally been hostile due to the latter’s belief that the return of Jews to Israel is essential to the fulfillment of end-time prophecy.is a unique anti-Semitic and racist theology that rose to a position of commanding influence on the racist right in the 1980s. “Christian” in
: Deniers of the Holocaust, the systematic murder of around 6 million Jews in World War II, either deny that such a genocide took place or minimize its extent. These groups (and individuals) often cloak themselves in the sober language of serious scholarship, call themselves “historical revisionists” instead of deniers, and accuse their critics of trying to squelch open-minded inquiries into historical truth.
The, with its long history of violence, is the most infamous — and oldest — of American hate groups. Although black Americans have typically been the Klan’s primary target, it also has attacked Jews, immigrants, gays and lesbians and, until recently, Catholics.
: The term neo-Confederacy is used to describe twentieth and twenty-first century revivals of pro-Confederate sentiment in the United States. Strongly nativist, neo-Confederacy claims to pursue Christianity and heritage and other supposedly fundamental values that modern Americans are seen to have abandoned.
groups share a hatred for Jews and a love for Adolf Hitler and Nazi Germany. While they also hate other minorities, gays and lesbians and even sometimes Christians, they perceive “the Jew” as their cardinal enemy.
changing demographics driven by immigration, the struggling economy and the election of the first African-American president.: The antigovernment “Patriot” movement has experienced a resurgence, growing quickly since 2008, when President Obama was elected to office. Factors fueling the antigovernment movement in recent years include
groups are typically white power music labels that record, publish and distribute racist music in a variety of genres.
form a particularly violent element of the white supremacist movement, and have often been referred to as the “shock troops” of the hoped-for revolution. The classic Skinhead look is a shaved head, black Doc Martens boots, jeans with suspenders and an array of typically racist tattoos.
, who may make up the largest single group of serious anti-Semites in America, subscribe to an ideology that is rejected by the Vatican and some 70 million mainstream American Catholics.
: The strange subculture of the sovereign citizens movement, whose adherents hold truly bizarre, complex antigovernment beliefs, has been growing at a fast pace since the late 2000s. Sovereigns believe that they get to decide which laws to obey and which to ignore, and they don’t think they should have to pay taxes.
alleged inferiority of nonwhites. Groups listed in a variety of other categories – Ku Klux Klan, neo-Confederate, neo-Nazi, racist skinhead, and Christian Identity – could also be fairly described as white nationalist.groups espouse white supremacist or white separatist ideologies, often focusing on the
Also as of May 2014, these radical religious &/or ideological groups aren’t just in America or the Middle East; they’re also in Europe and Russia/Central Asia/Asia, too. And they seem to be gathering a lot of support:
India has a new prime minister; and each of Asia’s four most powerful nations is now led by a combative nationalist. The multilateralist assumptions of the postwar order are giving way to a return to great power competition. Nationalism is on the march…
Growing Al-Qaeda-lined radicalism in Syria:
- – The New Yorker
It is no exaggeration to say that tensions between Russia and the West over Ukraine evoke the prolonged division that defined the Cold War. The geopolitical struggles over Iran, Syria, Georgia, and, now, Ukraine do not rise to the apocalyptic potential of the Cuban missile crisis, but the stakes are enormous. One major difference between then and now is the absence of ideological antagonism: the postwar Soviet empire proclaimed the advantage of the socialist path over the capitalist one. Today, Russia’s opposition to the West has evolved as a purely nationalist project. Russia’s military response to the events in Ukraine is framed as a protection of “ours”—and “ours” are Russian, no matter where they live.
The anti-Western nationalist trend has been on the rise in Russia for nearly a decade; it has become an engine of aggressive and expansionist action. This presages some powerful shifts at home, particularly a division of the Russian citizens into friends and foes, and a shift toward a more dictatorial, police-state mode of dealing with dissenting opinion.