In early January, a group of anti-government extremists led by Ammon Bundy seized control of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge headquarters in remote southeastern Oregan in order to create an armed confrontation with the federal government. A new ADL report examines 30 of the extremists involved in the occupation, analyzing their backgrounds and ideology.
Seventy-nine individuals living in the U.S. were linked to terrorism motivated by Islamic extremist ideology in 2015. This nearly triples the total of each of the past two years: 28 individuals living in the U.S. were linked to such terrorism in all of 2014 and 22 in 2013.
ADL's new report, With Hate in their Hearts, takes readers into the racist and anti-Semitic world of white supremacists, examining the current state of the white supremacist movement from its ideology and structure to the hate crimes and terrorist acts of its adherents. In the aftermath of the brutal killing of nine African-American parishioners in Charleston, South Carolina, allegedly by white supremacist Dylann Storm Roof, this report provides crucial information about white supremacy in the United States today.
A new ADL report reveals that 2015 was the worst year in two decades for domestic extremist-related killings. At least 52 people were killed in the U.S. in 2015 by domestic extremists of various movements, the most since 1995, the year of the Oklahoma City bombing. White supremacists, domestic Islamic extremists, anti-government extremists, and anti-abortion extremists were responsible for the deaths.