I expected better of you, Chris... Don't take internet bloggers at their word, no matter the ideology of the individual. As far as I can tell, this guy is totally full of poo, as the paper he references (http://start.umd.edu...USTerrorism.pdf
) does not make any of the claims he says it does. In fact, it appears he didn't even read the report. In fact, he is either writing about a different document entirely, or he literally didn't read a single thing in the document and just puked random bullshit on a website in order to get hits. The word "coffee" does not even seem to appear in the pdf. Nor does "cash." But it does discuss religious-based terrorism (and specifically states that Islamic extremists fall into this group, contrary to his nutball claims). After a second reading, I think he is saying, "I can tell you who the left hates, its these groups of people!!!", but that is not how it sounds given a quick read-over.
It classifies terrorist attacks by ideological motivation, and has either right wing extremist, left wing extremist, religious, ethno-separatist/nationalist, or single-issue, and identifies "hot spots" of attacks from each of these groups, and examines potential factors that might contribute to terrorism... None of which have anything to do with buying coffee with cash.
Now, for right wingers out there, the paper has an interesting, and disturbing, finding:
...we also examine the effect of language diversity as a measure of heterogeneity. Counter to recent empirical findings, language diversity evidences a strong and significant positive relationship with terrorist attacks and ordinary crime. Much more work needs to be done to fully understand the relationship between language diversity and terrorism and ordinary crime. In particular, in future research we plan to identify and isolate potential effects of specific language groups.
But as they say, their findings need more work and are not in total agreement with the rest of the literature in that regard.