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Thread by @ddale8: "This is misleading stuff. As a Justice Dept. terrorism official explained this week, terroristic acts by American white people usually don't […]"

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This is misleading stuff. As a Justice Dept. terrorism official explained this week, terroristic acts by American white people usually don't qualify as terrorism under the law, because terrorism law is focused on foreigners: huffingtonpost.com/entry/white-te…
In summary: 1) A senior Justice Department official just explained last week that domestic extremists often aren't charged with terrorism because terrorism laws are targeted at foreigners. 2) The Justice Department just issued a statement purposefully omitting that context.
US government report from April 2017: Of 85 deadly US terror attacks since 9/11, far-right-wing extremists were responsible for 62, Islamic extremists 23. gao.gov/assets/690/683…
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