This contrasts with public perception and official spin that the main threat is from Al Qaeda 'inspired' terrorists.
The stats do show that of attacks that take place, only the minority are from the 'jihadist' group.
In the aftermath of the Norwegian Terrorist attack, the NYT ran a piece looking at the motivations of the terrorist (I quoted an extract in the other thread, highlighting his Islamophobic views).
What the article also pointed out was the threat of a similar event in the USA:
The killings in Norway “could easily happen here,” he said. The Hutaree, an extremist Christian militia in Michigan accused last year of plotting to kill police officers and planting bombs at their funerals, had an arsenal of weapons larger than all the Muslim plotters charged in the United States since the Sept. 11 attacks combined, he said.
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/25/us/25 ... wanted=all
This illustrates what I've been arguing - look at the actual evidence and statistics, and the public perception is not proved correct.
The scary part is, will these types of groups be inspired by the Norwegian Terrorist? The Christian terrorists seem to be much much better armed and successful, it seems. Or am I mistaken?