Friday, April 01, 2016


Peter Hoekstra's written about how jihadism around the globe at this point has become particularly lethal:
People might sense that Islamist terror is on the rise as they follow daily news reporting, but they might be shocked at how significantly it has spiraled in lethality and focus in a very short amount of time.

Deaths from jihadist assaults rose from an annual average of roughly 2,500 innocents per year from 2001 to 2006, to an average of 3,300 per year in 2007-2011, to 9,000 per year in 2012-2013 and to an average of more than 28,000 in 2014-2015.

Also, Attacks were widespread across the globe with significant periods of time between them in the period from 2001 to 2006 suggesting that communication and coordination was not nearly as sophisticated as we see today.

Today ISIS claims two caliphates—one the size of Indiana in Iraq and Syria and the other along the Mediterranean coast in Libya—from which to expand its genocidal influence in the Middle East and Africa. Large areas of the African continent experienced tremendous mass slaughter from Islamist terror in recent years, led by ISIS affiliate Boko Haram.
As a result of this, sane societies now have to be much more alert than before, but refusal by leaders to acknowledge the Koran's content will only ensure the situation remains this way for a long time.

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