Attackers motivated by right-wing political ideologies in the US have committed dozens of shootings, bombings and other acts of violence over the past decade, far more than any other category of domestic extremism, according to a new study.
The Washington Post analysis of data on global terrorism published on Sunday shows that violence by white supremacists and other far-right attackers has been on the rise since Barack Obama’s presidency and has surged since President Donald Trump took office.
Of 263 incidents of domestic terrorism between 2010 and the end of 2017, a third — 92 — were committed by right-wing attackers, according to The Post’s analysis.
“Terrorism researchers say right-wing violence sprouted alongside white anxiety about Obama’s presidency and has accelerated in the Trump era. Trump and his aides have continuously denied that he has contributed to the rise in violence. But experts say right-wing extremists…