Skip to comments.Sunni Muslim 'Extremists' Committed 70% of Terrorist Murders in 2011
Posted on 08/12/2012 10:30:41 AM PDT by bayouranger
(CNSNews.com) - Sunni Muslim terrorists committed about 70 percent of the 12,533 terrorist murders in the world last year, according to a report by the National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC).
The information comes from the 2011 NCTC Report on Terrorism, which is based on information available as of March 12, 2012.
Sunni extremists accounted for the greatest number of terrorist attacks and fatalities for the third consecutive year, the report says. More than 5,700 incidents were attributed to Sunni extremists, accounting for nearly 56 percent of all attacks and about 70 percent of all fatalities.
The report says that in 2011, a total of 10,283 terrorism attacks across the world killed 12,533 people. Terrorism also is blamed for 25,903 injuries and 5,554 kidnappings.
According to NCTC, of the 12,533 terrorism-related deaths worldwide, 8,886 were perpetrated by Sunni extremists, 1,926 by secular/political/anarchist groups, 1,519 by unknown factions, 170 by a category described as other, and 77 by Neo-Nazi/Fascist/White Supremacist groups.
CNSNews.com asked NCTC if it could break down the fatality and incident statistics by religious groups other than Sunni Muslims.
Carl Kropf, a spokesman at NCTC, told CNSNews.com that the only portrayal NCTC has of terrorism perpetrators in 2011 is what is found in the report.
We dont break it down any further than that, he said. I thought it was a pretty good treatment of how it is not just Sunni extremists, but there are other elements that conduct attacks, and those are captured as best we can.
The report showed that the number of terrorism-related fatalities decreased by 5 percent from 13,193 in 2010 to 12,533 in 2011, while the number of attacks dropped 12 percent from 11,641 in 2010 to 10,283 last year.
More than half [6,418] of the people killed in 2011 were civilians and 755 were children, the report noted.
Coming second after civilians were police: NCTC found that terrorism was responsible for the deaths of 2,423 law enforcement officers, followed by military security forces (1,389), and government representatives (768).
Muslims continued to bear the brunt of terrorism, while attacks targeting Christians dropped nearly 45 percent from a five-year high in 2010, stated NCTC.
In cases where the religious affiliation of terrorism casualties could be determined, Muslims suffered between 82 and 97 percent of terrorism-related fatalities over the past five years, added the report.
Countries with Muslim majorities such as Afghanistan suffered the largest number of fatalities overall (in 2011) with 3,245 deaths, followed by Iraqis (2,958), Pakistanis (2,038), Somalis (1,013), and Nigerians (590).
Al-Qaida (AQ) and its affiliates, considered to be Sunni extremists, were responsible for at least 688 attacks that resulted in almost 2,000 deaths, the report showed.
The Taliban in Afghanistan and Pakistan, also comprised of Sunni extremists, conducted over 800 attacks that resulted in nearly 1,900 deaths, NCTC said.
According to the report, the second largest category of terrorism perpetrators in 2011 after Sunni extremists was secular, political, and anarchist groups, which were primarily identified as Marxist, communist sympathizers.
Secular, political, and anarchist groups were the next largest category of perpetrators, conducting 2,283 attacks with 1,926 fatalities, a drop of 5 percent and 9 percent, respectively, from 2010, stated NCTC.
The most active of the secular, political, and anarchist groups in 2011 included the FARC (the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia FARC (377 attacks); the Communist Party of India-Maoist (CPI-Maoist) (351 attacks); the New Peoples Army/Communist Party of the Philippines (NPA-CPP) (102 attacks); and the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) in Turkey (48 attacks). added the agency.
The U.S. State Departments 2011 Country Report on Terrorism describes FARC as a fighting in support of Marxist goals and being heavily involved in narcotics production and trafficking.
The NCTC did not provide the exact number of deaths from FARC-related attacks. Most of the attacks and deaths related to terrorism that occurred across the world in 2011 involved armed conflict and bombings, according to the report.
There were 5,895 terrorism-related armed attacks resulting in 4,290 deaths that year and 6,724 bombings causing 4,150 fatalities.
Improvised explosive devices (IEDs) were the most frequently used and the deadliest weapon employed, the report said.
The National Counterterrorism Center was created in 2004 to ensure, in part, that U.S. government agencies have appropriate access to and receive the intelligence necessary to accomplish their assigned missions.
There were 6,354 deaths from 3,747 IEDs in 2011.
Discusses the role of Islamic charities in financing terrorism.
Chapters The third pillar of Islam: zakat; Saudi Arabia and its Islamic charities; The banks; Afghanistan beginnings; Islamic charities and the revolutionary Sudan; Islam at war in the Balkans; The Central Asian crescent and Russia; From Afghanistan to Southeast Asia; The Holy Land; The Islamization of Europe; Islamic charities in North America.
In August 2007, the publisher, Cambridge University Press, removed the work from circulation under pressure from a libel action lawsuit filed against them in the British legal system by wealthy Saudi Khalid Salim A. Bin Mahfouz because the book accused him of funding al-Qaeda. Mahfouz had previously also forced the censorship of four other books: June 2006: "The Forbidden Truth" / "La Vérité Interdite" by Jean-Charles Brisard and Guillaume Dasquié April 2006: Funding Evil; How Terrorism is Financed and How to Stop It, by Rachel Ehrenfeld July 2004: "Terrorism financing: roots and trends of Saudi terrorism financing; prepared by JCB Consulting"
Within hours, Alms for Jihad became one of the 100 most sought after titles on Amazon.Com and eBay in the United States. Cambridge University Press sent a letter to libraries asking them to remove copies from circulation. CUP subsequently sent out copies of an "errata" sheet. The American Library Association issued a recommendation to libraries still holding Alms for Jihad: "Given the intense interest in the book, and the desire of readers to learn about the controversy first hand, we recommend that U.S. libraries keep the book available for their users."
The decision did not have the support of the book's authors and was criticised by some who claimed it was incompatible with freedom of speech and with freedom of the press and that it indicated that English libel laws were excessively strict In a New York Times Book Review (7 October 2007), United States Congressman Frank R. Wolf described Cambridge's settlement as "basically a book burning.
CUP pointed out that, at that time, it had already sold most of its copies of the book. Kevin Taylor, intellectual property director at Cambridge University Press, stated that the book cited sources, "whose falsity had been established to the satisfaction of the English courts" in previous cases.
~~If anyone needs a copy of this tell all tale of how the filthy saudis fund global jihad against us lowly kafirs I have a link to share.
How many muslims of any sect or stripe have spoken out against any act of terrorism?
CAIR has been pretty vocal about “terrorist” attacks on mosques in the US
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Greeks, Armenian Christians, and Africans. Tears of Jihad
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Former Muslims Tell the Truth About Islam
Someone please post the picture of Obama bowing to the Saudi King....Prince. Obama says America is not a Christian nation...America was founded on Judeo-Christian roots....Obama’s Islam is a fairly new comer.....who writes that stuff on his tel-prompters? Could be ‘Mr. Cool’ ain’t so Cool.
Seems to be the sect of choice for the muslimbrohood. Has “cair” come on both sides or just the sunni side? There should be peace in America now that they have their mosque in Tennessee. n/s
Is the other 30% committed by different Muslims or by "Non-Extremist" Sunnis?
Wake me when they get to the episode when he cuts off the wives head...
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Designed to counter* negative stereotypes of Muslims, the network has received attention from publications and media venues such as Variety, NBC News, the Voice of America, Columbus Dispatch, Detroit Free Press, San Jose Mercury News, Rochester Democrat & Chronicle The Buffalo News and Canadian Press. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bridges_TV)
*Note: The owner chopping of his wives head did NOT help.
That is surprising. The ALA is pretty liberal. I would have thought they want this book to disappear.
There’s still hope for them yet!
That’s the one! Thank you.....notice how everyone is looking down at Obama whose people said he wasn’t bowing....please post this where ever it is appropriate. Better yet, private e-mail me lessons! Thanks.
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