How “evil” arrives in the US

“We must keep ‘evil’ out of our country!”
- Donald Trump, Twitter, 2/3/2017

On June 12th, 2016, NPR published a list of the twelve deadliest mass shootings in modern US history.

I did the research for you.

1. Orlando shooter: born in New York.

2. Virginia Tech shooter: born in South Korea.

3. Sandy Hook shooter: born in New Hampshire.

4. Killeen shooter: born in Pennsylvania.

5. San Ysidro shooter: born in Ohio.

6. University of Texas shooter: born in Florida.

7. Columbine shooters: born in Kansas and Colorado.

8. Edmond post office shooter: born in Oklahoma.

9. San Bernardino shooters: born in Illinois and Pakistan.

10. Binghamton shooter: born in Vietnam.

11. Fort Hood shooter: born in Virginia.

12. Washington Navy Yard shooter: born in New York.

Of the twelve deadliest shootings in modern US history, only three of the fourteen perpetrators were born outside of the US. (It should also be noted that the Virginia Tech shooter arrived in the US at the ripe old age of eight.)

Three of fourteen.

Las Vegas shooter: born in Iowa.

Sutherland Springs shooter: born in Texas.

“But what about bombings?”


Birthplaces of perpetrators from list of The 10 Worst Bombings in US History (John Hawkins, Townhall, April 16, 2013).

1. Oklahoma City: Timothy McVeigh (New York), Terry Nichols (Michigan)

2. Continental Airlines Flight 11: Thomas G. Doty (Texas)

3. United Airlines Flight 629: John Gilbert Graham (Colorado)

4. Wall Street: [believed to be anarchists, no culprit prosecuted]

5. Bath School Disaster: Andrew Kehoe (Michigan)

6. Los Angeles Times: John and James McNamara (Ohio)

7. The Haymarket Affair: Oscar Neebe (New York), Michael Schwab (Germany), Samuel Fielden (England), Louis Lingg (Germany), Adolph Fischer (Germany), Albert Parsons (Alabama), George Engel (German Confederation), August Spies (Germany)

8. LaGuardia Airport: [unsolved]

9. Preparedness Day Bombing: Thomas Mooney (Illinois, pardoned), Warren Billings (New York, pardoned)

10. World Trade Center: Ramzi Yousef (Kuwait)

Ten bombings, eighteen perpetrators (counting those pardoned later).

Seven of eighteen were from other countries.

One was from a Middle Eastern country. (Kuwait, by the way, not on Trump’s immigration ban list.)


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