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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) questioned why attacks by white supremacists aren’t identified as acts of terror.
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In US news today, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez questioned this ADL expert about mass shootings, white supremacy, and who gets labeled domestic terrorists. There was no AOC dance around the tough issues in this hearing. Ocasio-Cortez asked if examples of white mass shootings were terrorism, explained by the their politically and racially motivated violence. AOC is best known for the alexandria ocasio-cortez green new deal, explained as legislation that could help fight climate change.

AOC:
Mr. Selim, when Dylann Roof, a 21-year-old white supremacist, entered the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church and murdered nine African American worshippers, was that labeled as an incident of domestic terrorism?

SELIM:
I don’t believe it was, but there’s not question that it was.

AOC: So despite all of that rhetoric that we were hearing, they weren’t actually labeled, these white supremacist incidents were not labeled as domestic terrorist incidents, and, you know, I really dug into some of these distinctions—what was labeled as domestic terrorism, what was labeled as a hate crime—and I could not help but, as much as I tried to dig in and explain, I could not help but feel and see that attacks committed by Muslim Americans were almost automatically labeled as domestic terrorist incidents, yet white supremacist shooting, after shooting, after shooting is not, and I can’t help but come to the conclusion that these labels, what’s being labeled as terrorism is almost exclusively coming down to the identity, and it seems as though white men invoking white supremacy, and engaging in mass shootings are almost immune from being labeled domestic terrorists in their violence.

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