Saturday, 31 January 2015

Is Islamist Terror More Deadly Than Non-Islamist Terror? Yes, Non-Islamist Terror Is Not Even Close.

A Daily Beast article has been doing the rounds recently, explaining that the media concentration on Islamist terror is Islamophobic. It's entitled Are All Terrorists Muslims? It’s Not Even Close and filed under the "Out of Proportion" tag.

 However, and this will probably shock many, so you might want to take a breath: Overwhelmingly, those who have committed terrorist attacks in the United States and Europe aren’t Muslims. Let’s give that a moment to sink in.

Now, it’s not your fault if you aren’t aware of that fact. You can blame the media. (Yes, Sarah Palin and I actually agree on one thing: The mainstream media sucks.)

So here are some statistics for those interested. Let’s start with Europe. Want to guess what percent of the terrorist attacks there were committed by Muslims over the past five years? Wrong. That is, unless you said less than 2 percent.

 Here's a nice graph from the Economist

Islamist terror overwhelmingly has killed more people in Europe than any other kind of terrorism.

In fact, the only major terror attack that was not Islamist in nature was of course Anders Breivik's attack in Norway.

So, what's the 2 percent figure all about? It's the percentage of  "terror attacks".

Because an arson on an empty building by a left-wing anarchist group is just as bad as massacring 17 people in Paris, (or 190 in Madrid, 53 in London etc).