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US terror attacks are increasingly motivated by right-wing views
The number of attacks on US soil jumped from 6 in 2007 to 65 in 2017. The number of fatalities has also increased. That goes against a global decrease in terror attacks in recent years.
The series of explosive devices found this week further illustrates that growing threat. Packages were mailed to George Soros, Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, and CNN, with reports of similar mail sent to former attorney general Eric Holder and the San Diego Union-Tribune.
本周发现的一系列爆炸装置进一步凸显了这一日益增长的威胁。乔治•索罗斯(George Soros)、巴拉克•奥巴马(Barack Obama)、希拉里•克林顿(Hillary Clinton)和美国有线电视新闻网(CNN)都收到了炸弹包裹包裹，并且根据报道，美国前司法部长埃里克•霍尔德(Eric Holder)和《圣地亚哥联合论坛报》(San Diego Union-Tribune)也收到了类似的邮件。
Those figures are often the target of attacks by Donald Trump, his inner circle, and Republicans, which in turn fuel conspiracy-minded right-wing activists. Authorities have yet to find the person responsible for the packages and are still investigating.
An analysis of the Global Terrorism Database by researchers at the University of Maryland shows a spike in the share of attacks by right-wing extremists, from 6% in the 2000s to 35% in the 2010s.
马里兰大学(University of Maryland)研究人员对全球恐怖主义数据库进行的一项分析显示，右翼极端分子发动袭击的比例大幅上升，从2000年代的6%上升到2010年代的35%。
Anotheranalysisof the same data confirmed that the trend persisted in 2017, when most attacks in the US were committed by right-wing extremists, fueled by racist, anti-Muslim, homophobic, anti-Semitic, fascist, anti-government, or xenophobic sentiments.
WORDS & EXPRESSIONS
■Fatality/fə'tælɪtɪ; feɪ-/ n. [C]A death in an accident or a violent attack.
•The report also states that the civilian fatality rate has been 32 percent in drone attacks since 2004.
■Attorney/ə'tɜːnɪ/n. [C ]A lawyer.
•The attorney for the defense challenged the juror.
■Conspiracy/kən'spɪrəsɪ/ n. [C,U ]A secret plan made by two or more people to do something that is harmful or illegal.
•He describes a universal conspiracy of power that denies justice.
■Spike/spaɪk/ n. [C ]A sudden large increase in the number or rate of something, usually singular.
•With the recent spike in food prices around the world that you've all heard of because of rising energy costs.
■Share/ʃeə/ n.The part of something that you own or are responsible for, in singular.
•I do my share of the housework.
■Homophobic/,hɔmə'fəubik/ adj.Homophobic means involving or related to a strong and unreasonable dislike of gay people, especially gay men.
•Teachers reported they heard sexist comments more often than homophobic ones, and they also saw more harassment based on appearance and weight than on sexual orientation.
■Anti-Semitic/,æntisi'mitik/ adj.Someone or something that is anti-Semitic is hostile to or prejudiced against Jewish people.
•There was no known Jewish population, and there were no reports of anti-Semitic acts.
■Xenophobic/ˌzɛnəˈfəʊbɪk/ adj.If you describe someone as xenophobic, you disapprove of them because they show strong dislike or fear of people from other countries.
•Mr. Maseko warned that any xenophobic attacks perpetrated against foreign nationals would not be tolerated.