OK

This is only a Preview!

You must Publish this diary to make this visible to the public,
or click 'Edit Diary' to make further changes first.

Posting a Diary Entry

Daily Kos welcomes blog articles from readers, known as diaries. The Intro section to a diary should be about three paragraphs long, and is required. The body section is optional, as is the poll, which can have 1 to 15 choices. Descriptive tags are also required to help others find your diary by subject; please don't use "cute" tags.

When you're ready, scroll down below the tags and click Save & Preview. You can edit your diary after it's published by clicking Edit Diary. Polls cannot be edited once they are published.

If this is your first time creating a Diary since the Ajax upgrade, before you enter any text below, please press Ctrl-F5 and then hold down the Shift Key and press your browser's Reload button to refresh its cache with the new script files.

ATTENTION: READ THE RULES.

  1. One diary daily maximum.
  2. Substantive diaries only. If you don't have at least three solid, original paragraphs, you should probably post a comment in an Open Thread.
  3. No repetitive diaries. Take a moment to ensure your topic hasn't been blogged (you can search for Stories and Diaries that already cover this topic), though fresh original analysis is always welcome.
  4. Use the "Body" textbox if your diary entry is longer than three paragraphs.
  5. Any images in your posts must be hosted by an approved image hosting service (one of: imageshack.us, photobucket.com, flickr.com, smugmug.com, allyoucanupload.com, picturetrail.com, mac.com, webshots.com, editgrid.com).
  6. Copying and pasting entire copyrighted works is prohibited. If you do quote something, keep it brief, always provide a link to the original source, and use the <blockquote> tags to clearly identify the quoted material. Violating this rule is grounds for immediate banning.
  7. Be civil. Do not "call out" other users by name in diary titles. Do not use profanity in diary titles. Don't write diaries whose main purpose is to deliberately inflame.
For the complete list of DailyKos diary guidelines, please click here.

Please begin with an informative title:

Testifying at a Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil and Human rights, a rather credentialed terrorism analyst named Daryl Johnson said that the US is ignores [the] threat of violent right-wing extremists

" we are currently seeing an upsurge in domestic non-Islamic extremist activity, specifically from violent rightwing extremists. While leftwing attacks were more prevalent in the 1970s, today the bulk of violent domestic activity emanates from the rightwing.”
Color me shocked.

The pattern and frequency has just been impossible to ignore, or to not hold a possibility each time we hear about a violent event.

He said that Muslim extremists, which ARE a serious issue, were responsible for 5 terrorist action resulting in the deaths of 17 people, since 9/11/2001

Since 2008:

rightwing extremists killed 16 police officers and wounded 27 others, he said. Since 2009, one abortion doctor was murdered and six clinics that provided abortion services were bombed — all presumably by rightwing extremists. Most recently, Johnson noted that a white supremacist killed six worshipers at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin. Numerous anti-government plots have also been foiled by law enforcement.
.
Intro

You must enter an Intro for your Diary Entry between 300 and 1150 characters long (that's approximately 50-175 words without any html or formatting markup).

The CSPAN video of the hearing is below .

Mr. Johnson runs through the highlights of other rightwing acts of violence, including that guy who crashed his little plane into the IRS building in Texas .

I have often wondered when people talk about 'left wing violence' - I cannot recall anything of note being perpetrated by a 'leftist' group. ELF, maybe PETA, but those entities didn't even get a mention. The guy who shot the guard at the FRC building is the only incident that got tagged as "leftist'.

He ends with a plea to hire more people like him and to take the threat of rightwing extremist violence a lot more seriously to save lives.

I have encouraged people to be more aware and safety conscious over the next few months as the 'uptick' in rightwing extremist activity gets more uptickity, spurred on by the looming re-election of Barack Obama

Let's hope his message gets through.

Extended (Optional)

EMAIL TO A FRIEND X
Your Email has been sent.