The Orlando nightclub shooting jacked up the annual number of deaths linked to domestic-related attacks to their highest levels in decades, making Islamic extremism the deadliest ideology for the first time in 30 years.
A new report from the Anti-Defamation League says that 69 people died in homegrown extremist-related attacks last year, the most since the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing.
Orlando shooter Omar Mateen's pledge to ISIS and al Qaeda classifies his killing of 49 people to be domestic Islamic extremism, pushing 2016's figures far ahead of those from previous years.
Over the last 30 years, extremism-related deaths were most commonly linked to right-wing ideologies, according to the report.
The Washington Times writes:
"Of the 372 people killed in the U.S. over the last 10 years by domestic terrorists, 74 percent died at the hands of right-wing extremists. About 24 percent were killed by domestic Islamists, and the remaining 2 percent killed by left-wing extremists."
Oren Segal, director of ADL’s Center on Extremism and an author of the report, says:
“In a country as large as the United States, no one extremist group or movement has a monopoly on violence. It is clear from the trends that we cannot ignore one threat of extremism over another. Extremists come in many forms, and extremist violence, whether inspired by [Islamic State] or carried out in the name of white supremacy, is still very much a serious threat.”