FACT CHECK: 94 Percent of U.S. Domestic Terrorism Fatalities Are Caused by Islamic Terrorists

Fake statistics die as hard as fake news.

This is especially true when statistics are used to reinforce entrenched positions during highly charged political debates.

One particular false statistic — even under the most charitable reading of the data, it’s highly misleading — is trotted out after virtually every major terrorist attack in order to claim that Islamic terrorism is a big nothingburger.

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  • The problem with the current mainstream attitude towards Islam, is that it is viewed as a ‘monotheistic’ religion – i.e. a form of belief in God, the same one God that Jews and Christians believe in. Although leftists are essentially atheists, they nevertheless retain a certain awe and respect with regard to belief in God.

    It has to be made clear that alleged belief in God is certainly not proof of virtue and trustworthiness. This is easily demonstrated by quoting Hitler in Mein Kampf (which, incidentally, in Arabic would be translated as My Jihad): “I believe that I am acting in accordance with the will of the Almighty Creator: by defending myself against the Jew, I am fighting for the work of the Lord.”

    Clearly, like the Muslims today, Hitler (and this throughout his career) saw himself as on a divine mission, fighting the forces of Satan that the Jews (in his mind) constituted, a war of self-defense for Germans and Germany, and indeed all non-Jews. This demonstrates that Islamic anti-Semitism is no different from Nazi anti-Semitism, and the fact that it claims Divine sanction is no proof that it has it.

    • The secular left simply has no idea how to deal with religious belief, demonizing Christianity was an easy victory for them, Islam will not go gently into that good night as they wish.