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Extremism in the United States

Domestic radical right extremism exists in a number of forms. What form(s) represents the greatest threat of violent extremist activity in modern day America and why?

Note that for purposes of this assignment 'domestic' should be taken to mean terrorism and extremism activity without an international nexus.

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Groups that are animal or environmentally based direct the most likely extremism in the United States at people and property. The other major groups that target property and people seem to be those who are against abortions. These two categories see a lot of violent activity and confrontational activity.

According to the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism, Environmental and animal abuse groups commit much of the extremist violence is the U.S. The Consortium collects and validates data related to terrorism and extremist violence in the U.S. It then analyzes the data. The Earth Liberation Front (ELF) and the Animal Liberation Front (ALF) both were involved in extremist activity that included arson and bombing. There were 239 of these incidents between 1995 and 2010. These groups, those that ...

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This response provides a review of extremism in the United States.