Simmons here may be repeating a Leftist talking point that has been abundantly debunked (not that he would likely care, or stop repeating it, if he knew that it had been). Back in June 2015, the New America Foundation published a study that garnered enthusiastic international publicity, as it purported to demonstrate that “right-wing extremists” and “white supremacists” were a larger threat to the U.S. than Islamic jihadis. The study was obviously skewed, as it was based on the number of those killed by jihadis and by right-wing extremists since September 12, 2001, leaving out 9/11. The study also ignored the many, many foiled jihad plots, and the fact that jihadis are part of an international movement that has killed many thousands of people, while right-wingers and white supremacists are not. It stated that right-wing extremists had killed 48 people from September 12, 2001 to June 2015, while Islamic jihadists had killed only 26 people in the U.S. in that span. If 9/11 had been added, the tally would have been 3,032 killed by Islamic jihadists and 48 by purported right-wing extremists. And even by the New America Foundation’s rules, the Orlando jihad massacre makes the death toll stand at 76 killed by Islamic jihadis, and 48 by purported right-wing extremists (I repeat “purported” because to get to its count of 48, the NAF counted as “right-wing” attacks killings that were perpetrated by people who were obviously deranged psychopaths devoid of any ideology).
“Russell Simmons: ‘Probably More Christians Are Radicalized’ Than Muslims,” by Paula Bolyard, PJ Media, October 18, 2016:
Russell Simmons joined Trevor Noah on Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show” on Monday to talk about “Muslims Speak Out,” a project he formed to deal with Islamophobia, which he called “the worst scourge we have.”
He told Noah that people misunderstand the Muslim community and that “99.99-tenths of them are not radicalized, right?” And then he added the kicker: “Probably more Christians are radicalized.”
Of course, nothing of the sort is true, unless you accept the left’s definition of radicalization, which says that religious objections to sex outside of the biblical definition of marriage—and perhaps refusing to bake a wedding cake or having the expectation of privacy in the bathroom—is exactly the same thing as throwing homosexuals off buildings and stoning them to death. Simmons apparently thinks saying words that people find objectionable is the same as blowing people up. It’s hard to reason with individuals whose minds have been turned to mush by years of moral relativism.
Simmons then turned his attention to Donald Trump, saying that until the GOP nominee came along, America had been moving toward a peaceful, loving “collective.” But now, “people need to blame their discomfort on someone else,” he said.
He warned that things can change very quickly in a country under these conditions.
“What happened in Nazi Germany, or what happened in Rwanda, and Croatia, this sh*t just happened over night.” He said the “growing hate” that we have in America is something we’re going to have to work on “long after Trump loses the election.”
He told Noah that as Americans, we should try to give “all the children of Abraham” the same happiness we want for ourselves. That, he said, “will make us happy.”
Simmons also went off on factory farms, arguing that they are destroying the planet.
“Aren’t factory farms the number one most threatening thing we are facing?” (I thought he said Islamophobia was the worst scourge we were facing? Hard to keep track of all the NUMBER ONE BIGGEST THREATS with these alarmists.)
“I think ISIS is the number one thing,” Noah deadpanned.
“That’s bullsh*t!” Simmons shot back. “Come on. You can’t believe that.”
Nah, just joking…
Read the rest here.