Right Wing Troll Chuck C. Johnson Pleased at Colorado Planned Parenthood Attack

CuriousLurker11/27/2015 8:28:46 pm PST

Came to drop off some hard facts because of the current hysteria over terrorism and the way the wingnuts always bring up jihadists. You may find some of the results surprising—I know I did. I’ve placed the page number where the data can be found in the PDF of the report after each ellipsis in the square brackets. Data focus is on 2014 and emphasis is in the original:

Boko Haram overtakes ISIL to become the most deadly terrorist group in the world. Deaths attributed to Boko Haram increased by 317 per cent in 2014 to 6,644. ISIL was responsible for 6,073 terrorist deaths.

Terrorist activity is highly concentrated — five countries accounted for 78 per cent of deaths. Fifty-seven per cent of all attacks and 78 per cent of all deaths occurred in only five countries; Iraq, Nigeria, Afghanistan, Pakistan and Syria.

Thirteen times as many people are killed globally by homicides than die in terrorist attacks. At least 437,000 people are victims of homicide each year, which is over 13 times more than the number of victims of terrorism. […p6]

Two groups are responsible for half the deaths from terrorism — Boko Haram and ISIL. Fifty-one per cent of terrorist deaths that are attributed to a terrorist group were by Boko Haram and ISIL. […p6]

Excluding Turkey, Europe accounted for 21 per cent of all foreign fighters in 2014. Half of the foreign fighters are from neighbouring Middle-East and North Africa (MENA) countries and an additional four per cent are from Turkey. […p6]

The majority of deaths from terrorism do not occur in the West. Excluding the September 11 attack, only 0.5 per cent of deaths from terrorism have occurred in the West since 2000. Including September 11, the percentage reaches 2.6. […p7]

Islamic fundamentalism was not the main cause of terrorism in the West over the last nine years. Eighty per cent of deaths by lone wolf terrorists in the West were driven by right wing extremism, nationalism, antigovernment sentiment and political extremism and other forms of supremacy. […p7]

Full report: 2015 Global Terrorism Index (PDF)

Additional reports can be found on this page.

Also, this little tidbit provided in a report over at the State Department made my eyes bug out. It’s in the section called “Incidents of Terrorism Worldwide” (immediately following Table 1):

On average, there were 1,122 terrorist attacks, 2,727 deaths, and 2,899 injuries per month worldwide in 2014. There were 2.57 fatalities and 2.87 injuries per attack, including perpetrator casualties.

2,727—almost as many we lost on 9/11, and it’s happening every month. Try to wrap your head around that.

Okay, now I’ve depressed myself, so I’m gonna go look for something happy to read or watch. G’nite, lizards.