Why Isn’t the Buffalo Shooting Suspect Considered a “Domestic Terrorist”? | Amanpour and Company

Why Isn’t the Buffalo Shooting Suspect Considered a “Domestic Terrorist”? | Amanpour and Company

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While the U.S. government was laser-focused on the “global war on terror,” domestic terror – driven by racial hate – was escalating. Today President Biden and First Lady Jill Biden paid their respects to the families of Saturday’s mass shooting victims in Buffalo, New York. Authorities say it was a racially motivated attack, by an 18-year-old self-described white supremacist, in which 10 people lost their lives. Tom O’Connor, a domestic terrorism expert and retired FBI official, speaks with Hari Sreenivasan. This interview is part of Exploring Hate, our ongoing series on antisemitism, racism, and extremism.

Originally aired on May 17, 2022


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Amanpour and Company features wide-ranging, in-depth conversations with global thought leaders and cultural influencers on the issues and trends impacting the world each day, from politics, business and technology to arts, science and sports. Christiane Amanpour leads the conversation on global and domestic news from London with contributions by prominent journalists Walter Isaacson, Michel Martin, Alicia Menendez and Hari Sreenivasan from the Tisch WNET Studios at Lincoln Center in New York City.