Religion of Peace Linked to More Than Half of War Deaths

Today, conflicts arising out of jihadism account for the majority of war casualties, whereas hostilities are increasingly concentrated in the Middle East. However, Daesh itself is no longer the biggest threat to world peace, Swedish researchers say.

More than half of the world’s direct casualties of war are now harvested in conflicts linked to militant Islamism and jihadism, a new compilation from the world’s leading conflict researchers at Uppsala University showed.