Saturday, October 23, 2010

Tea Party not good with facts

'Europol releases an annual study of terrorism; the results do not support claims that "(nearly) all Muslims are terrorists"

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 Muslims…Except the 94% that Aren’t”, 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).'

6 comments :

Dolly said...

If you ask Michael Scheuer, who knows his business, he says OBL is not really a terrorist but an insurgent leader.

Btw you should not bash the morons of the Tea Party in front of your good friend C.H. He is the illegitimate child of a backwards conservative peasant, and a liberal Berkeley student on the human rights club. If you insult a teabagger → that's one half of his lineage.

Don Cox said...

"OBL is not really a terrorist but an insurgent leader."

He can be both. Terrorism is a method of attack, not a political position.

What we in Britain are defending against is terror attacks on us. In previous years, these were mainly by the IRA. Now they are mainly by jihadi Muslims. A hundred years ago, the main terrorists were anarchists and nihilists from Eastern Europe.

However, the jihadis have much more backing than those other groups, and so are more of a threat long term.

What is your view of the PKK?

Maury said...

"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. "

And Islamic extremists only caused 99% of deaths attributed to terrorism. These tea party freakos would have you believe Islamists caused ALL the deaths. Truth is, Americans are scared shitless by these animal rights terrorists. If they set some rabid animals free, someone could even be bit.

Scroll down the list of terrorist incidents at the FBI site. There's a column on the right for deaths, and another for injuries. Most of these "attacks" had no injuries OR deaths. Then, you get down to 9/11 and there're 2972 in the death column and 12,000 in the injured.

But yeah, these Earth Liberation whackos have us shaking in our boots. Not that they've ever injured or killed anyone.....

Mister Ghost said...

What is your view of the PKK?

I love their fennel-licorice toothpaste. If Dolly wants to have some fresh breath while flying around the moon at night, she should pick up some PKK FL. )))

Actually I'm in favor of a nation of Kurdistan because it would weaken Iran, Turkey and Syria, and with 42 million Kurds, it's about time they received their own country. I would want the nation to be secular and have no mention of Islam in their Constitution. That would solve the thorny issue of the PKK. )))

Mister Ghost said...

According to the Religion of Peace.com Evil Mormon terrorists have carried out 16,270 deadly terror attacks since 9/11.

Wait a minute, sorry, the Mormons have carried out 16,270 visits to my house trying to convert me, it's the other religion that begins with a M and wants to blow up Comedy Central that is the guilty party.

Bruno said...

Mr Ghost thinks that the Kurds are going to fall for the old "revolt and we'll support you" schtick again. Yeah, somehow I don't think so, after they did, you didn't and they got hammered into the ground.

Ol' Kissenger, drinking pina coladas in the shade while watching the Kurds get butchered. What a joker, eh? But then, as he said, "“One should not confuse undercover action with social work.”"

Ho, ho, eh?