Muslim Statistics (Terrorism)
This page contains statistics concerning the use of terrorism against non-Muslims. For further statistics of a similar nature, see Persecution and Homosexuals. For statistics covering prejudice against Jews and Muslims, see Antisemitism and Crime & Prejudice.
Economic and Social Conditions
When Muslims and non-Muslims belonging to the same society are faced with the same economic and social conditions, Muslim are sometimes (e.g. as in the following case) infinitely more likely to turn to terrorism than their non-Muslim counterparts.
Terrorism goes across social and economic lines
According to a Rand Corporation report on counter-terrorism, prepared for the Office of the Secretary of Defense (US), terrorists are not particularly impoverished, uneducated, or afflicted by mental disease.
2011 study finds no link between poverty and support for militant groups, and suggests poorer people are actually less likely to support extremist groups than the more affluent, better educated people.
More than 45% of people convicted of Al Qaeda-associated terrorist offences in the UK have attended university/higher education institutions, or studied/achieved vocational or further education qualifications.
2/3 of UK terror suspects are from middle-class backgrounds, 1/2 are married (some have children), and 90% can be categorized as ‘sociable’ people with a high number of friends.
Compared with the world's Muslim population as a whole, Muslim terrorists are disproportionately from a higher education, higher income background.
Low-income countries are less affected by terrorism than lower middle-income countries
Social exclusion does not seem to be a factor in fostering fundamentalism.
Sunni Muslim terrorists committed more than 70% (8,886) of the 12,533 terrorist murders in 2011. Note that the figure of 8,886 only covers the deaths caused bySunni (i.e. orthodox) Muslim terrorists. Therefore, considering that the total figure includes deaths caused by Shi'ite Muslim terrorists, The Religion Of Peace's count of9,015 dead bodies in 2011 is very conservative.
The top ten nations for terrorist attacks, as listed by the Global Terrorism Index (GTI), produced by the Institute for Economics & Peace (IEP) and based on data from the Global Terrorism Database, which is collected and collated by the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START), headquartered at the University of Maryland. As you can see, all ten of these nations listed below, are nations facing Islamic terrorism.
"Who Speaks for Islam"
Dalia Mogahed and John Esposito co-authored the book "Who Speaks for Islam" which grew out of a survey conducted by the Gallup polling agency and released in 2008. The authors claim only 7 percent of the world's Muslims are "political radicals" who believe the 9/11 attacks were completely justified. Yet another 29.6 percent think the 9/11 attacks were partially or in some way justified. This takes the total world-wide percentage of Muslims who think the mass-slaughter of innocent non-Muslim (and some Muslim) civilians on 9/11 was either completely, partially or some way justified, up to 36.6 percent, or almost 4 out of every 10 Muslim.
According to an al-Jazeera poll, "moderate Islam" is just an impractical and outdated theory in the Arab world.
Every single terrorist known to German authorities has had contact with Muslim groups.
43.5 percent of Indonesian Muslims (approximately 87 million) ready to wage war for their faith
Note that al-Qaeda is a Sunni organization which is why the highly Shi'ite and Kurdish Iraq has such a strong disapproval of the organization.
Israel and Palestine
1/3 of Palestinians effectively support the slaughter of Jewish children.
6 in 10 Palestinians reject 2-state solution, and 7 in 10 agree with hadith quoted in Hamas Charter about the need to kill Jews hiding behind stones and trees.
Majority of Norway's imams boycotted a Muslim-organized anti-terrorism protest march
Contrary to claims often made by apologists, a study found areas hardest hit by Islamic terrorism get less coverage in the media.
United Arab Emirates
Abu Hamza is a British Muslim Cleric now serving a 7 year sentence for incitement to hatred
Extremist literature being sold in 25% of UK mosques
More than two-thirds of Islamic terrorism offences or suicide attacks in the UK, commited by British Muslims of foreign extraction.
42 failed terrorist attacks since 9/11
Muslims represent about 1% of the American population, yet constitute more than 80% of terror convictions.
Poll of attendees of a convention of the Islamic Society of North America: