Islamic Terrorism – Islamist Terrorism between 1980 and 2005 

Islamic Terrorism: Islamist militants lag far behind other groups when it comes to carrying out terrorist attacks in the U.S. too. According to FBI data compiled by the Princeton University’s Loon Watch, Islamist extremists were responsible for just 6 percent of terrorist attacks between 1980 and 2005 — falling behind Latino groups, Extreme left-wing groups, and Jewish extremists.

Islamic Terrorism Wikipedia

Islamic terrorism is terrorist acts committed by groups or individuals who profess Islamic or Islamist motivations or goals. Islamic terrorists justify their violent tactics through interpreting the Quran and Hadith according to their own goals and intentions.

The highest numbers of incidents and fatalities caused by Islamic terrorism occur in Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan and Syria. In recent decades, such incidents have occurred on a global scale, affecting not only Muslim-majority states in Africa and Asia, but also Europe, Russia, Australia, Canada, and the United States. Such attacks have targeted Muslims and non-Muslims. In a number of the worst-affected Muslim-majority regions, these terrorists have been met by armed, independent resistance groups, state actors and their proxies, and politically liberal Muslim protesters.

94% of terrorist attacks inside the U.S. are committed by non-Muslims according to the FBIIslamic Terrorism

Charles Kurzman, a sociology professor at the University of North Carolina, has called Muslim Americans “a minuscule threat to public safety.”

In his most recent report tracking Islamist militancy in America, he included this startling figure. “The United States suffered approximately 14,000 murders in 2013. Since 9/11, Muslim-American terrorism has claimed 37 lives in the United States, out of more than 190,000 murders during this period.”

Despite the low frequency of Islamist militant attacks, fears around them are continually stokes by politicians, law enforcement officials, and even the media which tends to highlight religiously-motivated attacks over political or environmental ones.

Regarding terrorist activity within the U.S. Communists are the only identified group to be accused of fewer terrorist attacks than Muslims

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3 Responses

  1. Brother Syed, I am a new convert to Islam and I am so happy. I respect what you write & love reading your articles. I’d like to respectfully make some comments regarding the articles
    that refer to terrorists being Islamic. Please understand I am very new to our beautiful True Faith, & I may be misinterpreting something you are saying.

    I don’t believe a terrorist is Islamic is any way. As I read my Quran and Allah’s commands, everything speaks of peace, doing good for others, forgiveness, obeying Allah’s commands (one of which is never to kill the innocent) & so much more. Everything about terrorism is completely against our faith & Allah’s commands. That is why when I hear the term “radical Islamists,” I become upset. True Muslims are not radical. These terrorists call themselves Islamic, but they do not follow anything in our Islamic faith & make a mockery of our beautiful True Faith, Allah’s commands & our precious Quran. Terrorists are no more Islamic than people who practice satanism are Christians.

    Please correct me if I’m not understanding something correctly- as I said, I’m very new to our faith & have much to learn.

    Respectfully,

    Sister Andrea Paul

    • Syed Usman says:

      Thanks for such a beautiful comment! This article was meant to show the analytics and nothing more. Allah knows the best! I respect all the religions and hate no religion at all.

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