Religious extremism main cause of terrorism, according to report


mentalfloss
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Religious extremism main cause of terrorism, according to report

Religious extremism has become the main driver of terrorism in recent years, according to this year’s Global Terrorism Index.

The report recorded 18,000 deaths in 2013, a rise of 60% on the previous year. The majority (66%) of these were attributable to just four groups: Islamic State (Isis) in Iraq and Syria, Boko Haram in Nigeria, the Taliban in Afghanistan and al-Qaida.

Overall there has been a fivefold increase in deaths from terrorism since the 9/11 suicide attacks.

The report’s authors attribute the majority of incidents over the past few years to groups with a religious agenda.

While the chart below shows that this varies across region, bear in mind that more than 80% of deaths from terrorism in 2013 occurred in just five countries: Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Nigeria and Syria.

Before 2000, it was nationalist separatist terrorist organisations such as the IRA and Chechen rebels who were behind the most attacks. The number of incidents from nationalist separatist groups has remained relatively stable in the years since while religious extremism has grown.

The prevalence of Islamist groups in Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Nigeria and Syria is the main driver behind these trends.

Just 5% of terrorist fatalities occur in OECD countries. The UK had the largest number of incidents with 131, while Turkey had the most fatalities (57).

The Global Terrorism Index gives a score to each country dependent on how affected they are by terrorism. The results in full are mapped below.

Religious extremism main cause of terrorism, according to report | News | The Guardian
 
darkbeaver
Republican
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Quote: Originally Posted by mentalfloss View Post

Religious extremism main cause of terrorism, according to report

Religious extremism has become the main driver of terrorism in recent years, according to this year’s Global Terrorism Index.

The report recorded 18,000 deaths in 2013, a rise of 60% on the previous year. The majority (66%) of these were attributable to just four groups: Islamic State (Isis) in Iraq and Syria, Boko Haram in Nigeria, the Taliban in Afghanistan and al-Qaida.

Overall there has been a fivefold increase in deaths from terrorism since the 9/11 suicide attacks.

The report’s authors attribute the majority of incidents over the past few years to groups with a religious agenda.

While the chart below shows that this varies across region, bear in mind that more than 80% of deaths from terrorism in 2013 occurred in just five countries: Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Nigeria and Syria.

Before 2000, it was nationalist separatist terrorist organisations such as the IRA and Chechen rebels who were behind the most attacks. The number of incidents from nationalist separatist groups has remained relatively stable in the years since while religious extremism has grown.

The prevalence of Islamist groups in Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Nigeria and Syria is the main driver behind these trends.

Just 5% of terrorist fatalities occur in OECD countries. The UK had the largest number of incidents with 131, while Turkey had the most fatalities (57).

The Global Terrorism Index gives a score to each country dependent on how affected they are by terrorism. The results in full are mapped below.

Religious extremism main cause of terrorism, according to report | News | The Guardian

"Religious extremism main cause of terrorism, according to report"

Utter nonsense ! The main source of terrorism is what has always been the powerful and the rich and their national cloaks.

The report leaves off almost entirely unsanctioned undeclared military and economic acts of terrorism and in that case is a worthless piece of terroristic rubbish in and of itself. I'm deeply distraught and frustrated that such an unabashed piece of meat wrapping should be offered the assembled members. It's nothing but an insult and i demand satisfaction, or a cash reward for its exposure.
 
Colpy
Conservative
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Quote: Originally Posted by mentalfloss View Post

Religious extremism main cause of terrorism, according to report

Religious extremism has become the main driver of terrorism in recent years, according to this year’s Global Terrorism Index.

The report recorded 18,000 deaths in 2013, a rise of 60% on the previous year. The majority (66%) of these were attributable to just four groups: Islamic State (Isis) in Iraq and Syria, Boko Haram in Nigeria, the Taliban in Afghanistan and al-Qaida.

Overall there has been a fivefold increase in deaths from terrorism since the 9/11 suicide attacks.

The report’s authors attribute the majority of incidents over the past few years to groups with a religious agenda.

While the chart below shows that this varies across region, bear in mind that more than 80% of deaths from terrorism in 2013 occurred in just five countries: Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Nigeria and Syria.

Before 2000, it was nationalist separatist terrorist organisations such as the IRA and Chechen rebels who were behind the most attacks. The number of incidents from nationalist separatist groups has remained relatively stable in the years since while religious extremism has grown.

The prevalence of Islamist groups in Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Nigeria and Syria is the main driver behind these trends.

Just 5% of terrorist fatalities occur in OECD countries. The UK had the largest number of incidents with 131, while Turkey had the most fatalities (57).

The Global Terrorism Index gives a score to each country dependent on how affected they are by terrorism. The results in full are mapped below.

Religious extremism main cause of terrorism, according to report | News | The Guardian

Slightly misleading headline.......

Considering
"The report recorded 18,000 deaths in 2013, a rise of 60% on the previous year. The majority (66%) of these were attributable to just four groups: Islamic State (Isis) in Iraq and Syria, Boko Haram in Nigeria, the Taliban in Afghanistan and al-Qaida.

Overall there has been a fivefold increase in deaths from terrorism since the 9/11 suicide attacks."

THE "RELIGION OF PEACE" MAIN CAUSE OF TERRORISM would be closer to the truth.

Slowly, slowly the non-Islamic world begins to wake up.
 
mentalfloss
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No, it's not misleading at all.

It's religious extremists.
 
damngrumpy
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Funny how we associate peace with disarming the hostile groups. In our world today
we arm all the groups with planes and guns and ask them to behave. When they don't
we're surprised for some reason.
As yourself how many violent Methodists are there?
As yourself how many violent Muslim Groups are there?
to go one step further go into any assembled church and listen to advocacy for violence
preached from the pulpit. Its almost a trade mark in the Mosques in the Middle East and
in a few cases here.
At present the spotlight does not shine on the these activities because the violence against
innocent people is carried out against Israelis and innocent Muslim Citizens in their own
countries. Wait till it visits our shore on a more frequent basis and we'll ask just how peaceful
are they? And throughout history religion and trade are the two leader killers of mankind.
 
darkbeaver
Republican
#6
As yourself what happened to your K. Hey grump , money is the root of terrorism, that axiom was discovered a long time ago.
 
MHz
#7
Unlike political extremism or corrupt commerce which never causes any strife.
 
Colpy
Conservative
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Quote: Originally Posted by mentalfloss View Post

No, it's not misleading at all.

It's religious extremists.

Really?

You perhaps failed to notice that the majority of terror attacks on the planet are done by four groups, all of which are followers of Islam?

List of terrorist incidents, January–June 2013 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

List of terrorist incidents, July–December 2013 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Go ahead.

Find me a terrorist attack due to religious extremism OTHER than Islamic.

I didn't look all the way through. but I'll make you a wager.......
 
mentalfloss
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darkbeaver
Republican
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Quote: Originally Posted by Colpy View Post

Really?

You perhaps failed to notice that the majority of terror attacks on the planet are done by four groups, all of which are followers of Islam?

List of terrorist incidents, January–June 2013 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

List of terrorist incidents, July–December 2013 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Go ahead.

Find me a terrorist attack due to religious extremism OTHER than Islamic.

I didn't look all the way through. but I'll make you a wager.......

Colpee, yer whole entire position in this matter rests on an as yet unsettled definition of terrorism. As much as it would be fun to revisit our past entertainments concerning this subject we should attend our advanced ages and step lightly. The definition of terrorism is being decided naturally, right now. You should wait for that outcome before you advance another feeble argument. Your heart man think about your heart, you've already had five heart surgeries and I helped pay for them, I need a shoulder a knee a little hip work, I figure yer in the way, I don't think I'll pay taxes this year, maybe you'll be asked to wait till next year. You've been living in SJs toxic fog all your life.
 
Colpy
Conservative
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Quote: Originally Posted by mentalfloss View Post

Perhaps you would care to explain what that is supposed to mean?

If it means the KKK are religious extremists, then you do not know what you are talking about.

If you are insinuating that I am a sympathizer of any such group, then you do not know what you are talking about.


Sorry for shaking up your My Little Pony world.

Sooner or later you need to grow up and face facts.......you know, like the ones I presented to you that you so thoroughly failed to comprehend.
Last edited by Colpy; Nov 21st, 2014 at 10:28 PM..
 
darkbeaver
Republican
#12
the toxic fog in SJ is really it rollsmup the west side from sea side park blots out the sun kills brain cellsd
 
MHz
#13
How come all extremists do a big bank job as soon as they get organized if that is not what is driving them?

Twenty-six Things About the Islamic State (ISIL) that Obama Does Not Want You to Know About | Global Research

Quote: Originally Posted by darkbeaver View Post

the toxic fog in SJ is really it rollsmup the west side from sea side park blots out the sun kills brain cellsd

Fix your pipe, sounds like you have a hole in the screen.
 
Walter
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Title should read Muslim extremism.
 
mentalfloss
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No, it should be extremism from all religions.

They may not be as prevalent as Islamic extremism, but that doesn't mean you can stick your head in the sand and pretend they don't exist.
 
El Barto
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Quote: Originally Posted by darkbeaver View Post

colpee, yer whole entire position in this matter rests on an as yet unsettled definition of terrorism. As much as it would be fun to revisit our past entertainments concerning this subject we should attend our advanced ages and step lightly. The definition of terrorism is being decided naturally, right now. You should wait for that outcome before you advance another feeble argument. Your heart man think about your heart, you've already had five heart surgeries and i helped pay for them, i need a shoulder a knee a little hip work, i figure yer in the way, i don't think i'll pay taxes this year, maybe you'll be asked to wait till next year. You've been living in sjs toxic fog all your life.

rotflmao!
 
MHz
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Quote: Originally Posted by Walter View Post

Title should read Muslim extremism.

Correct me if I'm wrong here Walter but in 1948 it was Jewish extremism that removed almost 1M Arabs from their legal homes. Perhaps you need to look inside once Walter, you might actually be the problem and not the solution.
 
Colpy
Conservative
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Quote: Originally Posted by mentalfloss View Post

No, it should be extremism from all religions.

They may not be as prevalent as Islamic extremism, but that doesn't mean you can stick your head in the sand and pretend they don't exist.

FIND ME ONE ON THE LIST I GAVE YOU.

Terror attacks by religious extremists other than Muslims are not "less prevalent" they are practically NON-EXISTENT.

I guess I understand your support for Trudeau now.

By your logic, smoking is not a lethal habit causing tens of thousands of deaths per year in Canada, because there are other causes of lung cancer.

It is nonsense.
 
MHz
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Quote: Originally Posted by Colpy View Post

FIND ME ONE ON THE LIST I GAVE YOU.

.

That old chrome dome would make you German wouldn't it. They certainly aren't know to be extreme about anything. Cept these Germans, the Canadians better hurry or all the best jobs will be taken before they get there. Ever wonder about sending all our radicals over there and then complaining that there are too many radicals over there so we better bomb them as being in the 'not too bright' dept?

Berlin Says 550 Germans Joined Jihadist Cause in Syria, Iraq — Naharnet
"We estimate 550. Just a few days ago we had 450," the minister told German television channel Phoenix on Friday.
"These young people... were radicalised in Germany, within this society. That's why prevention must be accompanied by repression," he added.
Most of those who have joined the Islamic State organisation's jihadist cause are men, although some women have also travelled to the two war-torn countries.
De Maiziere said authorities are keeping a close watch on some 230 more people who are considered potential threats on German soil.
 
DaSleeper
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Quote:

germany has the largest muslim population in western europe after france. Approximately 3.0 to 3.5 million muslims live in germany, and 80% of them do not have german citizenship; 608,000 are german citizens. 1 100,000 of them are german converts to islam. 2 recent statistics show a continuing increase in their numbers.


Islam in Germany - Euro-Islam: News and Analysis on Islam in Europe and North America
 
petros
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Too bad the topic is religious terrorism rather than racial or there wouldn't be room on here to post Canadian incidents in just one week.
 
MHz
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Quote: Originally Posted by DaSleeper View Post

Islam in Germany - Euro-Islam: News and Analysis on Islam in Europe and North America

Maybe they should deport them or, oh I don't know, round them up and put them in some rehab camps or something like that.
 
grainfedpraiboy
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Quote: Originally Posted by darkbeaver View Post

money is the root of terrorism, that axiom was discovered a long time ago.

When and where? It has never been established anywhere that money is the "root" of terrorism and not even hinted at so your assertion is simply an outright lie you made up on the spot.

Money may expand and improve the operations of terrorist groups and money may provide for more frequent or sophisticated attacks but under absolutely no circumstances is it the "root" of terrorism. Neither is poverty, lack of education or democracy. The root cause of terrorism is any ideology where some adherents believe strongly enough in promoting their cause they use violence and intimidation in order to further it.
 
El Barto
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Quote: Originally Posted by grainfedpraiboy View Post

When and where? It has never been established anywhere that money is the "root" of terrorism and not even hinted at so your assertion is simply an outright lie you made up on the spot.

Money may expand and improve the operations of terrorist groups and money may provide for more frequent or sophisticated attacks but under absolutely no circumstances is it the "root" of terrorism. Neither is poverty, lack of education or democracy. The root cause of terrorism is any ideology where some adherents believe strongly enough in promoting their cause they use violence and intimidation in order to further it.

To add , and recruit the poor , the uneducated the easily manipulated to do their work for them also.
 
mentalfloss
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Quote: Originally Posted by MHz View Post

Maybe they should deport them or, oh I don't know, round them up and put them in some rehab camps or something like that.

Like a "camp" of sorts? Lol
 
petros
#26
Yes. With campfire sing alongs and marshmallow roasts.
 
mentalfloss
#27
But according to Colpy, only Islamic terrorism exists.

Anonymous statement: KKK is a terrorist group, KKK responds poorly | ZDNet
Last edited by mentalfloss; Nov 22nd, 2014 at 01:55 PM..
 
Goober
Free Thinker
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Quote: Originally Posted by mentalfloss View Post

But according to Colpy, on Islamic terrorism exists.

Anonymous statement: KKK is a terrorist group, KKK responds poorly | ZDNet

How many Christian and throw in every religion aside from Islam, perpetrated terror attacks in NA- EU since 2000?
 
mentalfloss
#29
How does this prove only Islamic terrorism exists?

No answer then.
 
Goober
Free Thinker
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Quote: Originally Posted by mentalfloss View Post

How does this prove only Islamic terrorism exists?

No answer then.

Did I state that? Nope, but I am a realist. I also do not condemn all Muslims either. But your refusal to see where the majority of attacks arise does not address the situation aside from looking away.
ID the source, ID the issues, and look for solutions.
 

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