There is a growing list of people, mostly on the right, sounding the alarm about the risk of Muslim extremists. With their distrust of Syrian refugees, mosques and anyone with any Middle Eastern ties or heritage, it can make some think that there is a terrorist ready to attack at any moment. While no one can predict what exactly the future will bring, there are some very clear statistics available about the likelihood of an average American citizen being killed in this kind of attack.
Now, this is not to say that there are no dangerous elements within the United States. The news reports prove that there is plenty to be concerned with. However, it is not Muslims that present the largest risk at this time, but conservative domestic terrorists instead. There is case after case of these terrorists murdering anyone they feel is a risk to their cause or who disagrees with their beliefs.
Law enforcement agencies agree, as 74 percent responded in a recent study that anti-government extremists were a serious concern while only 39 percent felt the same level of concern for Islamic terrorists. The numbers themselves reveal the truth. For every murder committed by an Islamic terrorist inside the United States since 9/11, 4,300 homicides are committed by others, with completely different agendas. Considering that nearly 800, 000 Syrian refugees have moved to the U.S. since 9/11, it is pretty easy to see how exaggerated the worries of the Republicans happen to be.
The simple answer: You are 7 times more likely to be killed by a conservative terrorist over a Muslim extremist!