For example, Maricopa County in Arizona has shown a spike in terrorist activity.
"The main attacks driving Maricopa into recent hot spot status are the actions of radical environmental groups, especially the Coalition to Save the Preserves," said Gary LaFree in a news release. LaFree is director of START and lead author of the report.
Considering START is a branch of the, shall we say conservative, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, naturally, the only group identified in the press release is a small-scale left-wing group of mountain-biking "eco-terrorists" responsible for burning down houses in an upscale Phoenix suburb.
Left off the Maricopa County list was self-proclaimed "America's Toughest Sheriff," Joe Arpaio who, besides his affinity for publicly humiliating those incarcerated under his jurisdiction, has been terrorizing the Latino community for years. But since the Department of Homeland Security has rather loose interpretations of human rights violations and terrorism, Arpaio's actions are par for the course.
"Despite the clustering of attacks in certain regions, it is also clear that hot spots are dispersed throughout the country," LaFree added, including "places as geographically diverse as counties in Arizona, Massachusetts, Nebraska, and Texas."
The report also found that, not surprisingly, most terrorist attacks were motivated by single ideological factors. For example, Lubbock County, Texas, only experienced right-wing terrorism while only left-wing terrorism was experienced in the Bronx, New York.
Despite us country mice now having to deal with more terrorists in our back yards, I still like to dance and sing in my kitchen to this song.