Thursday, November 1, 2018
Radical Muslims Behind 84% of Terror Killings in the West, 67% Foreign-Born
Islamists were responsible for 84.27% of terror killings in the West in 2017, with 66.67% of the perpetrators coming to their target country from abroad.
The number of foreign-born radical Islamic terrorists carrying out attacks in Western countries was up substantially from 2016, when 40.54% of attackers struck outside their country of origin, according to a report by the Henry Jackson Society.
Islamists achieved their 84% share of terror fatalities despite accounting for 48.53%of terrorist incidents overall, suggesting they tend to be more lethal than, for example, far-right terrorists — who accounted for 20.59% of terrorist incidents but only 12.36% of terror fatalities.
Europe was the Western region most impacted in 2017, suffering some 75% of all types of terrorist violence compared to 22.06% for North America and 2.94% for Australasia.
The UK was the worst affected individual country in the Western World, taking 19.12% of terror-related incidents — up from 9.26% in 2016 — and a remarkable 40.45% of terror-related fatalities.
The proportion of terrorism attributed to Islamists was down somewhat despite an increase in total Islamist attacks, due in large part to a increase in incidents logged as ‘far-right’. The far-right was reportedly responsible for 20.59% share of terrorism in the West in 2017 — quadruple its 2016 share of 5.56%.
Unlike the majority of mainstream commentators and politicians, however, the Henry Jackson Society also highlighted the threat from the far-left, that accounted for the same 20.59% share of terrorism as the far-right in 2017 and a 16.67% share in 2016.
This means the far-left accounted for a larger proportion of terrorist violence than the far-right over the 2-year period the Henry Jackson society examined — although the far-right incidents were more lethal.
Even more unusually, the Henry Jackson Society made the effort to record ‘Black Supremacist’ terrorism, that accounted for a more modest 3.28% share of terrorist violence across 2016-17.
Black Supremacist attacks were mostly aimed at police, but a shooting in Fresno, California, that targetted white people indiscriminately's also included — although that attack also had something of an Islamist bent to it, with suspect Kori Ali Muhammad reportedly shouting "Allahu Akbar" as he struck.
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