Huffington Post: ‘Is Islam Really the Religion of Violence?’

Hanzala Bin Aman, a Saudi-born writer, authored an Huffington Post article entitled, “Is Islam Really the Religion of Violence? Here Are the Facts”, where he cherry-picked that statistics to support his thesis.  Yet the facts don’t lie and there is a link between Islam and violence.

Between 1980 and 2005, 3,178 Americans died as victims of terrorist attacks carried out on American soil. Of these more than 3,000 victims, all but 189 were killed by Muslim terrorists. The 2,989 represent 94% of all terrorist deaths on American territory.

And these statistics don’t include the horrendous Islamist Boston Marathon bombing of 2013 that killed 3 civilians and injured some 264 others

If one were to remove, factor out, the 9/11 al-Qaeda attack and the 1995 Timothy McVeigh bombing, Muslim terrorism still represent 45% of the deaths in this 1980 and 2005 period.  This translates that Islamists have a staggeringly “over representation in terror”.

But even if one were to simply take Aman’s statistic that 6% of discrete terrorist attacks in the U.S. were perpetrated by Muslim extremists, we still come upon a significant piece of information. Since Muslims make up only 1% of the U.S. population, Muslims are six times more likely to commit acts of terror than their numbers would suggest.

The author, Aman, does not look at the world wide events of terrorism, apart from the United States, as there is much evidence that would damage his thesis.

For example, during the year 2014—the last year for which we have complete statistics—a total of 24 U.S. citizens were killed in 17 separate terrorist attacks outside of the United States. The attacks took place in six different countries and the only thing connecting all 17 attacks was that each was perpetrated by Islamist extremists, whether from Taliban, Hamas, Al Shabaab or Islamic State. Not a single terrorist attack claiming U.S. lives on foreign soil was carried out by any group other than Muslim jihadists.

One questions the agenda, the biased angle, which the Saudi-born writer takes in his article.  Evidently he is attempting to water color the facts that Islam is not connected to terrorism and hoping his readers will swallow his spin, without thinking for themselves.

As a recent report concluded: “When Islamic forces or Islamic ideology are generating the greatest number of deaths in the greatest number of conflicts in the world,” we have a serious problem.

“The science is settled,” it asserted, according to the numbers “Islam is not a religion of peace.”

Source: Breitbart




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