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All Terrorists are Muslims…Except the 94% that Aren’t

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CNN recently published an article entitled Study: Threat of Muslim-American terrorism in U.S. exaggerated; according to a study released by Duke University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, “the terrorist threat posed by radicalized Muslim-Americans has been exaggerated.”

Yet, Americans continue to live in mortal fear of radical Islam, a fear propagated and inflamed by right wing Islamophobes.  If one follows the cable news networks, it seems as if all terrorists are Muslims.  It has even become axiomatic in some circles to chant: “Not all Muslims are terrorists, but nearly all terrorists are Muslims.” Muslims and their “leftist dhimmi allies” respond feebly, mentioning Waco as the one counter example, unwittingly affirming the belief that “nearly all terrorists are Muslims.”

But perception is not reality.  The data simply does not support such a hasty conclusion.  On the FBI’s official website, there exists a chronological list of all terrorist attacks committed on U.S. soil from the year 1980 all the way to 2005.  That list can be accessed here (scroll down all the way to the bottom).

Terrorist Attacks on U.S. Soil by Group, From 1980 to 2005, According to FBI Database

Terrorist Attacks on U.S. Soil by Group, From 1980 to 2005, According to FBI Database

According to this data, there were more Jewish acts of terrorism within the United States than Islamic (7% vs 6%).  These radical Jews committed acts of terrorism in the name of their religion.  These were not terrorists who happened to be Jews; rather, they were extremist Jews who committed acts of terrorism based on their religious passions, just like Al-Qaeda and company.

Yet notice the disparity in media coverage between the two.  It would indeed be very interesting to construct a corresponding pie chart that depicted the level of media coverage of each group.  The reason that Muslim apologists and their “leftist dhimmi allies” cannot recall another non-Islamic act of terrorism other than Waco is due to the fact that the media gives menial (if any) coverage to such events.  If a terrorist attack does not fit the “Islam is the perennial and existential threat of our times” narrative, it is simply not paid much attention to, which in a circuitous manner reinforces and “proves” the preconceived narrative.  It is to such an extent that the average American cannot remember any Jewish or Latino terrorist; why should he when he has never even heard of the Jewish Defense League or the Ejercito Popular Boricua Macheteros?  Surely what he does not know does not exist!

The Islamophobes claim that Islam is intrinsically a terrorist religion.  The proof?  Well, just about every terrorist attack is Islamic, they retort.  Unfortunately for them, that’s not quite true.  More like six percent.  Using their defunct logic, these right wingers ought now to conclude that nearly all acts of terrorism are committed by Latinos (or Jews).  Let them dare say it…they couldn’t; it would be political and social suicide to say such a thing. Most Americans would shut down such talk as bigoted; yet, similar statements continue to be said of Islam, without any repercussions.

The Islamophobes live in a fantasy world where everyone is supposedly too “politically correct” to criticize Islam and Muslims.  Yet, the reality is the exact opposite: you can get away with saying anything against the crescent.  Can you imagine the reaction if I said that Latinos should be profiled because after all they are the ones who commit the most terrorism in the country?  (For the record: I don’t believe in such profiling, because I am–unlike the right wing nutters–a believer in American ideals.)

The moral of the story is that Americans ought to calm down when it comes to Islamic terrorism.  Right wingers always live in mortal fear–or rather, they try to make you feel that way.  In fact, Pamela Geller (the queen of internet Islamophobia) literally said her mission was to “scare the bejeezus outta ya.” Don’t be fooled, and don’t be a wuss.  You don’t live in constant fear of radicalized Latinos (unless you’re Lou Dobbs), even though they commit seven times more acts of terrorism than Muslims in America.  Why then are you wetting yourself over Islamic radicals?  In the words of Cenk Uygur: you’re at a ten when you need to be at a four.  Nobody is saying that Islamic terrorism is not a matter of concern, but it’s grossly exaggerated.

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Europol report: All terrorists are Muslims…Except the 99.6% that aren’t

RAND report: Threat of homegrown jihadism exaggerated, Zero U.S. civilians killed since 9/11

Update:

A reader by the name of Dima added:

The FBI Terrorism Report shows…[that] the highest number of terrorist incidents in the U.S. by region (90) took place in Puerto Rico.

Second Update:

An Islamophobe commented on this article, saying that the statistics are flawed because the FBI included small acts such as “stealing rats from a lab” as an act of terrorism.  Of course, this is patently false.  Here is a breakdown of the terrorist attacks by type (the pie chart is from the FBI’s official website and can be accessed here):

Terrorism by Event, From 1980 to 2005, According to FBI Database

Terrorism by Event, From 1980 to 2005, According to FBI Database

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  • Fisher

    I took a look at the data sets used in these reports from which the charts are created. The problem with the data sets is that it’s limited TO THE MEMBER STATES THAT MADE THE REPORT.

    So yes, only 6 percent of the “terrorist” acts in the USA were from muslim extremists. But the muslim population in the USA is small, and the number of extremists in the USA is low. Certainly I agree that the “acts of terrorism” in the USA aren’t muslims– because there simply aren’t many acts of terrorism here. But boy, they sure hit it out of the park on 9/11, and they keep trying (Times Square bombing, underwear bomber, shoe bomber…) Terrorism is being defined in these reports as an effort to destabilize the government, intimidate people, etc. But there’s a difference between a terrorist act of say, blowing up a building (such as the separatists in France and Spain) and trying to simply murder random bystanders and rack up a body count (IRA does this some, as do the muslim terrorist types).

    Similarly in the European version of the report, it’s limited (again) to the member states, and you’re focused on bombings of buildings, such as the basque separatists, that phone in “hey, we’re blowing up this building” and give everyone time to get out, versus setting off bombs in a church, mosque, skyscraper building, marketplace, etc. and running up huge body counts.

    The reports also leave out all of the terrorism in say, India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iraq, Iran, Phillipines, Indonesia, and other mulsim terrorist acts designed to murder other muslims.

    So while the statistics are valid, they are misleading in the sense that it’s limited to the USA or European member states– not terrorism worldwide– and it’s ignoring the target of the terrorism– blowing up an empty building versus racking up a huge body count and killing as many innocent women, children, and random people trying to go about their lives as possible.

  • Sam Seed

    Cheryl is a woman? Wow! with vulgar language like that I am sursprised! A normal woman wouldn’t talk like that, what’s with Dicks and Clits by the way?

    Eternal, Porky and you all use vulgar language, hate Islam or anything that is good. But do carry on, you really are a laughing stock, many Christians must be burying their heads in shame!

    Without logic, reasoning or change of heart you proved that debating with you people is fruitless. You all suffer from a tunnel vision.

  • muhammad ‘abd-al haqq

    cheryl Says:

    “This is my last post here, I hope. All I can say in closing is that it’s a broken record.”

    Trust me you are the only broken record here. Goodbye and good riddance. may Allah (swt) guide you to the Truth.

    Allahu A’lam

  • Eternel

    @Jack Cope
    I may be naive, even pathetic but you and your keyboard jihadists desperately trying to spread your holy shit all over the places while realities are so edifying, it’s so…laughable.
    But still you are dangerous and I know, you know as well that our dimensions will collide soon, and not on keyboards.

  • Bairkus

    Interesting factoid from FBI analysis at source site:

    “The majority of domestic terrorism incidents from 1993 to 2001 were attributable to the left-wing special interest movements the Animal Liberation Front (ALF) and the Earth Liberation Front (ELF)”

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  • http://thebandofstrangers.blogspot.com/ Jack Cope

    “Yes you know THE truth, THE book, THE religion. It’s all perfect in such a marvellous world.”

    This world is far from perfect but we can make it so if we wished. But do we wish? No, humans are greedy and selfish beings, hence all our troubles. But we can do our best.

    “I just wonder why so many perfect believers leave their perfect islamic countries where they live so perfect lives. Thanks so much for bringing us and all peoples on Earth your perfection !”

    You are most welcome, knowledge is to be shared, not horded.

    “Be sure that you will get a perfect reward sooner or later.”

    That is in God’s hands and I trust Him to be a fair, honest and just Judge of all affairs. I have made and make my many mistakes, I have my many flaws, so does everyone. It is not, however, up to you and it never will be, your thinly veiled ‘threats’ are quite pathetic.

  • Eternel

    @Jack Cope
    Yes you know THE truth, THE book, THE religion. It’s all perfect in such a marvellous world.
    I just wonder why so many perfect believers leave their perfect islamic countries where they live so perfect lives. Thanks so much for bringing us and all peoples on Earth your perfection !
    Be sure that you will get a perfect reward sooner or later.

  • http://thebandofstrangers.blogspot.com/ Jack Cope

    Yeah, we know what Eternal, you and your keyboard warriors scare us so much we can’t sleep at night. Cheryl is going because she can’t face the truth we show, you’ll be the same soon enough.

  • Eternel

    @Cheryl
    goodbye Cheryl, you are right.
    Their soft creeping words cannot hide the realities they are defending. Some of them may evolve and drop out that bullshit. For the rest of them, well you know what…
    No compromises with backward loonies willing to plunge the world in their insane fairytale !

  • http://thebandofstrangers.blogspot.com/ Jack Cope

    Fitna? Fact? Goodness, what planet are you on my good woman? Fitna is just a load of shite, just about every Muslim in the world can debunk that ‘film’. All the rest is just your usual uninformed ramblings. No, we did not celebrate on 9/11, no we do not celebrate when people die, no we simply do not. Nor do we believe in 72 virgins and all that shite. Get informed, you need it.

    Goodbye, and may you see sense, we are praying for you. I know why this is your last post, it’s because you’re scared that your conditioning is getting broken, good, you are seeing the truth. Peace Be Upon You.

  • cheryl

    The reality of what muslims are doing and saying around the world is what is known as fact. The movie FITNA is nothing but fact. Your little red book is dripping blood, you know.
    And then you have the balls to spout nonesense that the dumb and dumber are supposed to swallow. I don’t think so.
    You want islam to take over the world and for those that oppose you, what?
    Flowers? A debate? Or maybe getting pushed off a ten story building is more to your liking.
    This is my last post here, I hope. All I can say in closing is that it’s a broken record. You say peace but the world sees torn limbs, destroyed lives. You say their is no honour in honour killings yet you rejoiced when planes flew into buildings, when a school bus full of Jewish kids were killed, and on amd on and on. You can’t live with Israel. “No Jew between me and the sea” you chant. You worship death and you actually believe in the 72 virgins and brand new VCR’s in paradise. You hunt down those who would LEAVE ISLAM, wouldn’t you? Kill those who speak against mohamed.
    Goodbye and may you blow yourselfs up making your suicide bomb.

  • http://thebandofstrangers.blogspot.com/ Jack Cope

    Eternal, the only fanatics and zealots I can see here is you and her. And changing? I think not, your ‘goal’, which I believe is the elimination of Islam, will never be achieved. We are not victims, it is you who is the victim of hate. To quote one of the greatest men of recent years, Martin Luther King:

    “Like an unchecked cancer, hate corrodes the personality and eats away
    its vital unity. Hate destroys a man’s sense of values and his
    objectivity. It causes him to describe the beautiful as ugly and the
    ugly as beautiful, and to confuse the true with the false, and the false
    with the true.”–Martin Luther King, Jr.

    That is all.

  • Eternel

    @Cheryl
    They are victims of a parasitic strangling cult forged by a sex maniac. I’m afraid we have to harden our hearts because, as Voltaire put it, it’s quite sad that fanatical freaks are so much more zealous than wise men.
    But that will change, it’s already changing…

  • randompostermg

    First I wanna say I appreciate the amount of research you did and looking through all the numbers but I do have some issues with your argument. (I have read most of the relevant post so I know I am probably gonna get flamed but I think I have a valid argument but feel free to post your disagreements my views)

    I posted my response on my blog so please check it out as I am very eager to see other responses
    Please if the OP reads this I would really like to hear your opinion

    I would also like to say that I am not an islamaphobe or right wing nut. I am an early 20s college student from the northeast and am very liberal on plenty of issues.

    http://thisthingsibelieves.blogspot.com/

  • http://thebandofstrangers.blogspot.com/ Jack Cope

    No, you don’t deal in reality, you’re sadly deluded so why bother talking to you, it’s like talking to a wall, the difference being talking to a wall is far more interesting. But hey, I do love a ‘challenge’ so let’s do this…

    Leaving Islam?

    Nope, I love it. If I want to leave then I’ll let you know, maybe Pammy and co and sell me one of those crappy books.

    Don’t wish to marry the old man that your father choose for you?

    Under Islam I, if I were a woman, would have a full right to refuse, as outlined in the Qu’ran.

    Want your clit cut-off?

    Nope, and Mohamed prohibited it. I expect you know that Christians do it too.

    Can’t have pork, and why not, it tastes good.

    If I ever want to eat the flesh of an animal crawling with parasites and worms then again, you will the first to know.

    Think that there is “honour” in honour killings?

    Nope, there is absolutly no ‘honor’ on ‘honor killings’ and they are prohibited under Islam. Oh, and again, Christians, Jews, Hindus and Sikhs do them as well.

    Behead infidels?

    No, not unless the attack me first. Otherwise we can live in peace. Can you?

    So the question remains, what frick’en rock did you crawl out from under?

    I’ll pass that question onto your good self.

    Peaceful? Tell it to the families that had a loved one blown up by one of your murderers that you all so admire.

    Admire? Which murderers do we admire? You on the other hand seem to extend a large amount of gratitude to murderess and advocate amongst other things the nuking of Mecca. Hmmmmmm….

    And so, once again, yes, all muslims are terrorists because you support jihad, you support the spreading of your “respect islam” crap. Respect is given when respect is earned, and you animals (ionk oink) haven’t earned any. Maybe instead of cutting off girls clits you boys cut off your dicks.

    Sorry, around most of the world ‘we’ are respected and lived with. It’s just you and your gang of keyboard warriors with an issue. Give me one reason why I should give a damn, as you say yourself, respect given where respect is earned. Oh, and don’t talk to me about Jihad, you don’t even know what it is. And no, Muslims are not terrorists.

    I’ll continue praying for you, Peace Be Upon You.

  • Cynic

    Cheryl, you suffer from a severe case of projection…hate to break it to ya. Other than that, you’re just an all around asshole. That is all.

  • cheryl

    Note to Nicholas, your total lack of upper education is showing. So maybe you graduated but it was from a second, third, fourth, or an unrated school.
    YOU LOST THE DEBATE.
    You attack the means and not the message. You kill the messenger but not the message.
    You’re concerned with trivia and not substance.
    You have to learn to think for yourself, well, maybe not. In your case you don’t have what it takes so don’t even try to keep up with those who are smarter than you, waste of everyone’s time.
    Can’t leave islam, now can you? They’ll kill you, you know.

  • cheryl

    Oh, I’m real, alright. I deal in reality whereas you idiots deal in the teachings of a psychopath through his teachings in the quoran.
    Leaving Islam?
    Don’t wish to marry the old man that your father choose for you?
    Want your clit cut-off?
    Can’t have pork, and why not, it tastes good.
    Think that there is “honour” in honour killings?
    Behead infidels?
    So the question remains, what frick’en rock did you crawl out from under?
    Peaceful? Tell it to the families that had a loved one blown up by one of your murderers that you all so admire.
    And so, once again, yes, all muslims are terrorists because you support jihad, you support the spreading of your “respect islam” crap. Respect is given when respect is earned, and you animals (ionk oink) haven’t earned any. Maybe instead of cutting off girls clits you boys cut off your dicks.

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  • Alex Weiss

    LOL Cheyrl’s comments are actually pretty funny to read.

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  • http://thebandofstrangers.blogspot.com/ Jack Cope

    The ‘program’ being what? You and your nutters are going to do…. oh…. somehow seize control of the United States and err… nuke several sections of the world? Riiiiiggggghhhhhttttt…… excuse me while I quake with terror…

    I still don’t believe you’re real, I can’t see how someone could be so, hmmm, blind, as to believe what you do. And to keep believing it when ample facts have been shown to them. I won’t call you stupid, just blind, no one is stupid.

    And ragheads? What are they? Arabs? You know that Arabs make up less than 20% of all Muslim right? There are more Muslims in Indonesia than Arabia. Another sign of you blindness. As for 72 virgins, that’s the same as Christians believing they get a harp and wings when they go to heaven, I’ll be happy with my dear wife thanks. The truth is, and this has been proven by history, that when Islam expands, Islam expands. Blood flowing? No, not Islam, if we want to talk of blood flowing due to expansion of religion look no further than Christianity which has an extremely bad track record with the whole ‘convert or die’ thing. Whereas Islam has no ‘convert or die’ clause in it’s beliefs, Christianity has proven that, while it may or may not be percent in it’s teachings, various ‘Christian’ leaders have found it easy to implement. You can’t argue with those facts my freind, not that it matters, the past is the past.

    Oh, and FYI, I do happen to be a practicing Muslim you know. So, as a Muslim, I will do as God and Mohamed commanded, pray for you and wish you peace. Peace Be Upon You.

  • http://bayuamus.com bayuamus

    Nice finding, and proving how perception, and perception propaganda is much stronger than fact.

  • Cynic

    I find it really rich that people like cheryl and halal pork accuse others of being stupid. Projection much?

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