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Shock and Horror as Europol and Official FBI reports only 0.4% of terrorist attacks in Europe by Muslims while 99.6% conducted by other groups
Doesn't this burst the myth that all muslims are not terrorists but every terrorists is a muslim
Is this a shock to Islamphobists or general public ?

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Asked by TruthMission, 30 Jan '10 10:42 am
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Islamophobes have been popularizing the claim that not all Muslims are terrorists, but (nearly) all terrorists are Muslims. Despite this idea becoming axiomatic in some circles, it is quite simply not factual. In my previous article entitled All Terrorists are MuslimsExcept the 94% that Arent, I used official FBI records to show that only 6% of terrorist attacks on U.S. soil from 1980 to 2005 were carried out by Islamic extremists. The remaining 94% were from other groups (42% from Latinos, 24% from extreme left wing groups, 7% from extremist Jews, 5% from communists, and 16% from all other groups).

But what about across the pond? The data gathered by Europol strengthens my argument even further. (hat tip: Koppe) Europol publishes an annual report entitled EU Terrorism Situation and Trend Report. On their official website, you can access the reports from 2007, 2008, and 2009. (If anyone can find the reports from earlier than that, please let me know so we can include those as ...more
Answered by salmanfarsi, 30 Jan '10 11:22 am

 
  
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Yes
Answered by anil garg, 17 Sep '13 06:06 pm

 
  
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The Mumbai attackers did try to create a cleavage between Hindus and Muslims. However, though a tragic incident, it did have a silver lining in that it cut across religious lines and saw people uniting in their horror and outrage.

But leaders of some parties have even begun to think that any criticism of Pakistan would not be relished by this country's Muslims.

I still remember that during the last general elections in India, to appease Muslims the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) boasted of the Lahore bus and improving relations with Pakistan as one of its major achievements. It's so sad that these people still treat Indian Muslims as Pakistan's stooges.

Though all Indians know that a few terrorists do not tarnish a whole community, the government for fear of losing votes will not take the matter up with the Pakistani government seriously and will just resort to rhetoric.

It is quite clear now that Indian politicians of all shades were somehow living under an illusion that if ...more
Answered by yusuf syed, 30 Jan '10 01:56 pm

 
  
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Thanks for the info. but will people digest these facts ?
anyways i must offer you hot briyani for the interesting question
Answered by Briyani, 30 Jan '10 10:48 am

 
  
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