“Trump administration links terrorism and immigration, but an expert doubts the math,” by Devlin Barrett of The Washington Post. January 16, 2018

 In this courtroom drawing, defendant Sayfullo Saipov, right, addresses the court during his arraignment on federal terrorism charges. The Uzbek immigrant is charged in the Oct. 31 truck rampage in New York that left eight people dead. (Elizabeth Williams/AP)

In this courtroom drawing, defendant Sayfullo Saipov, right, addresses the court during his arraignment on federal terrorism charges. The Uzbek immigrant is charged in the Oct. 31 truck rampage in New York that left eight people dead. (Elizabeth Williams/AP)


Devin Barrett of The Washington Post sheds light on a new Justice Department report, which contains misleading information on the nationalities of terrorism convicts in the US. CNS’s Director, Karen Greenberg, concludes that the DOJ’s report “intentionally confuses the threat of domestic terrorist attacks with the number of foreigners, by increasing the number of foreigners." In doing this, the DOJ is effectively vilifying foreigners, disregarding the tougher statistical standards that should characterize government reports.

January 16, 2018

Karen Greenberg