I said "conservatives" after crunch said ...
in an attempt to make the exact point you are making here.
I think there is a rampant hypocrisy by many people in this country, conservatives and liberals alike, that treats homegrown (read, white) terrorists completely differently than overseas (read, Muslim) terrorism. I think Trump, and in this thread, crunch, have been fairly overt in this hypocrisy. The wishy-washy moral relativism occurs on both sides.
I see very little difference, at least ideologically, in the white supremacists and the ISIS/Al Queda types. They are hateful, monstrous peas in the same pod. The death and destruction and lives ruined by both are numerous and horrific. Their existence is defined by their intent to cause harm and violence upon people they don't like. It seems pedantic and obvious to say that, but the point is apparently not as clear to others as it may be to most of us.
There is no question in my mind that if you replaced the jackasses "defending" the Lee statue in Charlottesville with Muslim zealots there would be no such equivocation about who started the violence (which by every account I read of the Charlottesville incident was NOT the counter-protesters, while they may have in Berkeley and other locations) and whether a phucing zealot mowing people down in a goddam car was "later in the day" or not. That is utter bullshit.