We're getting tired of pointing out the incredibly problematic and de-contextualized coverage of terrorism in America. But here we are again, having to point out just how badly the media is missing critical developments in the story of terrorism in the United States. Recently there were two stories that deserved attention and government response but got neither. First, in New York a man drove to New York, and used a sword to murder Timothy Caughman, a Black man. The terrorist went on to unapologetically proclaim that this murder was a "practice run" for killing more Black people. This hate crime - undoubtedly brewed by the rising white nationalism that has been unleashed - didn't even warrant a response from Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Then over the weekend, the Jewish Defense League (JDL) - which the FBI deemed “a right-wing terrorist group” showed up outside the AIPAC conference in Washington, DC to intimidate peaceful protesters. And intimidate they did, quite openly and violently. So openly that they came with their flags waving just before they severely beat a Palestinian-American professor. Yet this story also hasn't gotten media attention or a government response. If anyone in the DOJ or the media needs a refresher on just how violent the JDL is, remember, the group was founded by the notorious Rabbi Meir Kahane who went on to create the Kach group in Israel (later Kahane Chai). Both groups were placed on the State Department’s list of Foreign Terrorist Organizations. Baruch Goldstein, the terrorist who murdered worshipers in Hebron’s Ibrahimi Mosque, was a member of the JDL and Kach. The JDL has a Facebook page, Twitter account and website. Maybe these stories aren't "shocking" enough, or maybe there are bigger Russian fish to fry in the public consciousness, but there is no excuse for the lack of concern about a white nationalist terrorist and a terrorist group committing premeditated crimes against Americans.

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