Monday, October 28, 2013
Dry (albeit catastrophically alarming) statistics
A salutary comment by a Jihad Watch irregular:
2011 FBI Annual Report on Terrorism, page 11: Of 12,533 terrorist deaths 77 were committed by Neo-Nazi, fascist or white supremacists; Muslims committed 8,886. [That linked Annual Report, by the way, has more morbidly fascinating information about Muslims.]
Wikipedia has a list of 144 terrorist organizations officially designated as terrorist by various Nations. Go through each profile and you will find that 20 are motivated by ideology -- Marxism, socialism, Maoism, fascism, Nazism, etc. The rest, 124, are motivated by religion: 17 involve Irish Christians, 7 involve non-Irish Christians and Sikhs, 7 involve other religious entities -- 93 involve Muslims.
Bing/Google search “civil wars in the world” and then research who fights in them: 80% of involve Muslims. They fight against all cultures and religions. They fight in China, Russia, Bosnia, Dagestan, Bangladesh, Cyprus, Macedonia, Israel, Pakistan, India, Indonesia-Ambon & Halmarhera, Côte d'Ivoire, Kashmir, Algeria, Mauritania, Morocco, Tunisia, Sudan, Ethiopia, Kosovo, Bosnia, Kurdistan, Kirghizia, Nigeria, Philippines, Somalia, Turkey, Chechnya, Sudan, Yemen, Thailand, Uganda, Syria, Iran, Azerbaijan, Mali, Chad, Syria, Libya, Bangladesh and East Timor.
All of the top ten most dangerous terrorists in the world are Muslims.
Since 9/11 Muslim terrorists have killed and maimed innocent people in India, the Sudan, Algeria, New York, Pakistan, Israel, Russia, Chechnya, the Philippines, Indonesia, Nigeria, England, Thailand, Spain, Egypt, Bangladesh, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Morocco, Yemen, Arkansas, France, Uzbekistan, Gaza, Tunisia, Kosovo, Bosnia, Mauritania, Kenya, Eritrea, Syria, Somalia, California, Kuwait, Utah, Virginia, Ethiopia, Illinois, Georgia, Jordan, United Arab Emirates, Louisiana, Texas, Tanzania, Illinois, Australia, Pennsylvania, Belgium, Denmark, East Timor, Mississippi, Qatar, Maryland, Tajikistan, New Jersey, Ohio, the Netherlands, Afghanistan, Chad, Canada, China, Nepal, the Maldives, Argentina, Mali, Angola, the Ukraine, Uganda, North Carolina, Germany, Arizona, Lebanon, Iran, Kazakhstan, Sweden, Colorado, Norway, Greece, Azerbaijan, Iraq, Scotland, Macedonia, Bulgaria, Cameroon and Massachusetts. (To confirm each one: Google, for example, "Terrorist attacks in Boston").
More stats that should dismay and disturb:
Baron Bodissey in a recent article writes:
"It’s commonly asserted that “Islam has nothing to do with terrorism.” To disprove this fallacy, you don’t have to demonstrate that the terrorists are correct in their understanding of Islam. You don’t have to analyze their ideology or understand the way their minds work. All you have to do is look at the statistics.
"The imbalance becomes even more lopsided if we use more realistic statistics — say, a 2% proportion of Muslims in the population, and a guess that 95% of terrorism is Islamic. Then Islamic ideology is fifty times more likely to be responsible for a given act of terror than anything else."
Then a helpful reader adjust this slightly: