April 12 According to an analysis report by the Washington Post and the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), terrorist plots and attacks in the United States have risen to the highest level in 25 years.
According to the Capitol Hill on the 11th, the analysis report shows that since 2015, there have been 267 plots or attacks in the United States, resulting in 91 deaths, most of whom are from far-right elements. In 2020 alone, far-right extremists committed 73 domestic terrorist incidents, a record high. In the past six years, churches dominated by African-American communities have been attacked and damaged on at least 15 occasions, one of which is the New Shiloh Christian Center in Melbourne, Florida. In early 2015, the church was set on fire three times, and the suspect has not been arrested.
On the other hand, left-wing extremists have caused a total of 66 incidents since 2015, resulting in 19 deaths. In 2020, far-left extremists committed 25 criminal incidents, including at least seven incidents of using guns, incendiary bombs and graffiti against police. The Washington Post said that left-leaning crime took place in a nationwide protest in response to the murder of George Freud.
“The number of terrorist plots and attacks on the mainland of the United States has reached the highest level in decades, which is really worrying that Americans need to know the seriousness of things before things get worse,” said Seth Jones, director of the database at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.
FBI Director Christopher Ray previously noted that “the Capitol riots on January 6 may not be an isolated event. Home-grown terrorism has been spreading in the United States for a long time and will not disappear in the short term.”