The Truth About Islamic and Jewish Terrorism
I was going to do a simple post. Type an exact word match into Google and see what results turned up. My two search terms were: “Acts of terrorism on US soil by Muslims,” and “Acts of terrorism on US soil by Jews.” I fully expected Google to turn up no results for the latter and page after page of results for the former. To my surprise, neither phrase turned up an exact match.
That wasn’t nearly as shocking as some of the web pages Google offered for the keywords without the quotes. Page after page of anti-Jewish sentiment and pro-Islamic propaganda.
My favorite article, for a certain value of “favorite,” can be found here. Please read it.
Here’s a quote:
“Yet, Americans continue to live in mortal fear of radical Islam, a fear propagated and inflamed by right wing Islamophobes. If one follows the cable news networks, it seems as if all terrorists are Muslims. It has even become axiomatic in some circles to chant: “Not all Muslims are terrorists, but nearly all terrorists are Muslims.” Muslims and their “leftist dhimmi allies” respond feebly, mentioning Waco as the one counter example, unwittingly affirming the belief that “nearly all terrorists are Muslims.” (emphasis mine)
The author presents a pie chart of terrorist attacks on US soil, broken down by organization affiliation (i.e., leftists, Latino, Islam, Jewish, etc.) The chart is based on FBI statistics, which can be found here. (As the writer of the referenced article states, you have to scroll down to the very bottom of the page to see the chronological list from which the data was taken.)
My main problem with this list is that the compiled pie chart gives every act of terrorism equal status. In other words, the March 17, 1986 attempted bombing in Puerto Rico by terrorist group Commando Rojo is given equal status to the September 1, 2001 successful attacks on the World Trade Center that killed over 2,500 people.
My second objection to this graph is that it shows Jewish terrorist groups, such as the Jewish Defense League, actually commit more acts of terrorism on US soil than Islamic terrorists. The graph spans terrorist activities from 1980 to 2005. The last mention of the Jewish Defense League, Jewish Defenders or Jewish Direct Action (the only Jewish groups mentioned) was in 1986.
Also, the FBI statistics, and consequently the writer, only include actual acts of terrorism in the US. But let’s take a look at what the FBI has to say on the same page:
“Whereas the violent global jihadist movement manifested itself primarily in terrorism preventions in the United States from 2002 through 2005, internationally the movement claimed major attacks against U.S. and Western targets that resulted in American casualties. Most of these incidents were perpetrated by regional jihadist groups operating in primarily Muslim countries, and included attacks committed by Indonesia-based Jemaah Islamiya and al-Qa’ida in the Arabian Peninsula. The coordinated suicide bombing of London’s mass transit system by homegrown jihadists, however, brought the violent jihadist movement and the tactic of suicide bombing to a major European capital.” (emphasis mine)
Apparently, even the FBI seems to see the “violent global jihadist movement” as a particular threat. And, it explains why relatively few Islamic terrorist attacks show up on the above referenced pie chart: they were prevented.
Let’s take a look at some other statistics.
The FBI’s Most Wanted Terrorist List – 28 names, 27 Islamists and 1 Latino with ties to animal rights groups. NO JEWS.
The National Counterterrorism Center’s (NCTC) List of foreign terrorist organizations – 44 organizations listed, 29 Islamic, 1 Jewish (Kach)
“Aha!” you say. A Jewish terrorist organization. Yes, they exist. This one traces its roots to the Jewish Defense League (JDL), started in NY and then moved to Israel. It has less than 100 members and is banned by Israeli law. (Source: START) Incidentally, surf the START website for a while. Tally all the Jewish terrorist organizations you find. Now do the same for Islamic terrorist organizations. See a trend emerging?
You can find terrorist organizations supporting just about any cause. Supposedly, there’s even a Gay Mafia. (Yes, that was a joke.)
But here’s the deal: Islamic terrorist organizations are legion. Not only are they operating worldwide and have carried out literally thousands of successful attacks on US soil and against US and Western interests, they operate openly in many Islamic countries. In some cases, they are represented in the government. In some cases, they are the government.
Jewish terrorist organizations are very few and very far between, and Israel has condemned them unilaterally. An Arab is safer in Israel than a Jew is practically anywhere in the world, perhaps even than in the US.
Just in the past couple months, the US has seen – thankfully – failed terrorist attacks in Times Square, and just yesterday, two men were arrested in New York on their way to Somalia. Were they Jews? Were they members of Earth Liberation Front (ELF)? Of course not. They were Jihadists.
And Israel is being painted as a terrorist nation for protecting its borders against those who would wipe it off the face of the earth! This is outrageous, and it’s time the left stop equivocating and start paying attention.
Judaism is not a proselytizing religion. There is no Jew in the world who cares whether you are Jewish or not. Well, there’s probably one or two, but they are statistically insignificant. On the other hand, the conversion of the West (where it can’t be destroyed outright) is a prime focus of Islam.
We “right wing nutters,” who see this issue correctly, are guilty of Islamophobia.
Guess what? I’m KKK-phobic, Aryan Nations-phobic, Tim McVeigh-phobic and genocide-phobic, too. Am I a “nutter” or a “loon” because I stand against those terrorists?
Try to skew the statistics any way you want. Try to paint us as insane reactionaries for sounding the warning bell. In 10 years, when you didn’t listen and your gay son is hanging by the neck from a tree in Central Park, and your wife is covered under a burqa, remember who the crazies were.
Or, alternately, wake up and stand with Israel!