The world remains imperiled by the threat of radical Islam. Though the left loves to hail Islam as a “religion of peace,” it is undeniable that many adherents of the faith are willing to commit violence in the name of the intolerant religion and many more that are unwilling to commit violence themselves are willing to accept violence being done in the name of their God.
In fact, a recent poll of U.S. Muslims showed that a whopping 51% believed “Muslims in America should have the choice of being governed according to shariah.”
Astoundingly, 25% believed “violence against Americans here in the United States can be justified as part of the global jihad.”
And that is a polling of American Muslims here, in the United States.
With this sentiment in mind, it should come as little surprise to discover that of the 452 suicide attacks which occurred worldwide in 2015, all-but two of them were conducted by Muslims.
The Times of Israel reported:
Of course, we cannot avoid mentioning the religious element as the most significant factor that motivates the suicide terrorists throughout the world. Here’s the most dramatic statistic: 450 of 452 suicide terror attacks in 2015 were perpetrated by Muslim extremists. One of the remaining two attacks was carried out by the Kurdish underground. The other was perpetrated by a woman supporter of a leftist group in Turkey.
There even remains some debate as to whether the Turkey attack was conducted by a Muslim woman who had been radicalized by a sect of Islam. If that is the case, then it would be 451 out of 452 suicide attacks were carried-out by Muslims.
The research team was careful in how they defined and verified the attacks. They only included attacks that could detail two verified sources corroborating the attacks as suicide attacks.
Yoram Schweitzer, the director of the Program on Terrorism and Low Intensity Conflict at Tel Aviv University’s Institute for National Security Studies told the Times of Israel,
“We do not count every claim of a suicide attack. In other words, it’s not enough if Islamic State claims a certain number of suicide attacks.”
“Quite a few groups like to claim that they carried out suicide attacks to make themselves look more important and powerful. We always rely on at least two sources to determine that a suicide attack really did take place,” Schweitzer explained.
“Even then, every determination we make is always qualified because we can never be exact about the percentages, and certainly not in places like Syria,” the researcher noted.
The study only included attacks which included explosives and did not count each assailant in an attack as an individual attack. For example: the Paris Terrorist Attacks was counted as one instance, though there were seven jihadists.
It would be wrong to claim that all Muslims are terrorists, but it is sheer insanity to believe the leftist talking points asserting that political correctness must dullen us to the obvious: that Islam poses a significant threat to the Western world.