The attacks in Dallas that took place on Thursday are reminder of the fact that terrorist attacks and radicalism are not the region of any one philosophy. Instead, in the United States, political violence has a long history. The alleged Dallas sniper has been identified as 25 year old Micah Xavier Johnson from Mesquite, Texas, who attacked and killed five police officers. The shootings in Dallas such as the one that was carried out by Dylann Roof last year on a black church in Charleston, South Carolina in which nine people were killed were politically aggravated.
As per the officials, it was said by Roof that he wanted to start a race war and on the site of a white supremacist, racist screeds have been posted by him.