Is the federal government ignoring the danger of right wing violence? Our first guest today says yes. In the wake of the killing of nine people in a church in Charleston South Carolina by a 21 year old named Dylan Storm Roof-, a young man who had, according to new reports, been influenced by white supremacist ideology…. Our next guest says there has been more terrorism from right wing individuals in the US than by Islamic influenced terrorists.
DARYL JOHNSON was the senior domestic terrorism analyst at the Department of Homeland Security, Office of Intelligence & Analysis from August 2004 to April 2010. In 2009, his report “Rightwing Extremism: Current Economic and Political Climate Fueling Resurgence in Radicalization and Recruitment” was released and then disavowed by the Obama administration. Johnson is now owner of the law-enforcement consulting firm DT Analytics.
I spoke with him earlier today and asked him whether the massacre in Charleston proved his concern that the US was largely ignoring potential violence committed by people on the far right.