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White supremacists in US behind 80% of extremism-related murders in 2022

Mass shootings in the
United States accounted for most extremism-related fatalities
last year in the country with over 80 percent of those murders
committed by white supremacists, data released by the
Anti-Defamation League (ADL) has shown.

The advocacy group on Thursday labelled 25 murders in 2022 as
“extremist-related,” with 18 of those “committed in whole or
part for ideological motives.”

Two mass shootings — one in May in Buffalo, New York,
wherein an avowed white supremacist fatally shot 10 Black
people, and another in November in Colorado Springs wherein five
people were killed — accounted for most of
the extremist-related murders of 2022, the ADL report showed.

White supremacists commit the highest number of domestic
extremist-related murders in most years, but in 2022 the
percentage was unusually high: 21 of the 25 murders were linked
to white supremacists, according to the ADL report.

“All the extremist-related murders in 2022 were committed by
right-wing extremists of various kinds,” the ADL report said.

ADL’s Center on Extremism reported an overall decrease from
2021 when 33 extremist-related killings were documented. ADL had
documented 22 extremist-related killings in 2020.

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Concerns over white supremacy

Human rights groups have raised concerns over white
supremacy in the United States in recent years.

President Joe Biden has labeled white supremacy as poison
and called on Americans to reject it. 

In December, he
established an inter-agency group to coordinate efforts to
counter anti-Semitism, Islamophobia and related forms of bias and

The issue of white supremacy came back into headlines late
last year when former president Donald Trump hosted white
supremacist Nick Fuentes at his private club in Florida. 

said the encounter with Fuentes happened inadvertently while he
was having dinner with Ye, the musician formerly known as Kanye

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