September 12, 2017

Tuesday Off-Topic (Moderated) Open Thread (091217)

Filed under: Lucid Links — Tom @ 6:00 am

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  1. Prof DEBUNKS study claiming right-wing extremists in U.S. more deadly than Islamic terrorists

    [...]“If you include the death totals from 9/11 in such a calculation, then there have been around 62 people killed in the United States by Islamic extremists for every one American killed by a right wing terrorist,” Holt stated in his analysis.

    Holt’s analysis points out numerous flaws in the highly cited study released in 2015 by New America Foundation, which claimed 48 deaths in the U.S. were due to “far right wing attacks” while only counting 45 deaths due to “violent jihadist attacks.”

    The study’s findings were not only touted by many major news outlets across the nation as proof that fears over radical Islamic terror in the U.S. are overblown, but the findings are also used today in some college classrooms as an example of Islamophobia.

    But, Holt points out the foundation’s findings are based on flawed data sets.[...]

    Why am I not surprised that the Left is using the (flawed) report in college classrooms to teach about “Islamophobia”.

    Comment by Par for the Course — September 12, 2017 @ 3:39 pm

  2. That is such BS. Though it was in 2016, the Orlando jihadist killed 49 all by himself. The ReligionOfPeace.com has the definitive list and reports that “since 9/11, an additional 150 Americans have been killed in 52 separate acts of deadly Islamic terror or Islam-related honor killing in the United States” (only 2 on the list are honor killings):

    https://www.thereligionofpeace.com/attacks/american-attacks.aspx

    Comment by Tom — September 12, 2017 @ 5:35 pm

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