9175 Dead Worldwide, Happy New Year!
by GADI ADELMAN
January 3, 2011
Now that 2010 is over the numbers are in.
According to the Religion of Peace website here are the numbers for the year 2010:
Total Islamic terror attacks: 1987.
Total dead: 9175.
Total of critically injured: 17436.
Their home page sums up just last month nicely,
So when do we stop pretending that Islam is just another religion?
I started writing articles in mid January 2010 and sadly, even though I prefer to write about things that others don’t, I never had a week that I was at a loss for words or material.
Last Thursday I was honored to have Dr. Walid Phares as a guest on my ‘America Akbar’ Radio show.
Dr. Phares was on to discuss his new book “The Coming Revolution: Struggle for Freedom in the Middle East”, we were pleased he chose to stay on for over an hour as he answered both our questions as well as questions from our callers and chat room.
One of the many things that Dr. Phares discussed was the escalating problem of ‘home grown’ terrorism in the U.S. He stated,
“Between 2001 and 2008 you had about one case a year of home grown terrorism; between early 2009 to September 2009 you had approximately one case a month. Yet, in the last three months we have had one case a week.”
The numbers are staggering, not just in the U.S., but worldwide. Since 9/11/01 to December 31, 2010 there have been a total of 16,586 Islamic terror attacks.
The website Religion of Peace painstakingly keeps up with these numbers on a daily basis. To be fair and honest in their calculating of this daily list they explain the following on their ‘About the list of attacks’ page,
This list of terrorist attacks committed by Muslims since 9/11/01 (a rate of about four or five a day) is incomplete because only a small percentage of attacks are picked up by international news sources, even those resulting in multiple loss of life.
These are not incidents involving nominal Muslims killing for money or personal pride. This is not ordinary crime. We include incidents of deadly violence that can reasonably be determined to have been committed out of religious duty - as interpreted by the perpetrator.
We usually list only attacks that result in loss of life (with a handful of exceptions). In several cases, the victims are undercounted because deaths from trauma caused by the Islamists may occur in later days, despite the best efforts of medical personnel to keep the victims alive.
We usually don't include incidents related to combat, such as in Iraq and Afghanistan, unless it involves particularly heinous terror tactics. Unprovoked sniper, drive-by or roadside bombing attacks on military personnel serving normal police duties are sometimes included depending on the circumstances.
One of the other items we discussed with Dr. Phares was the blatant silence on the part of the media when it comes to not only truthful reporting on terror, but at all.
I have learned to live with the mainstream media and their “selective” journalism. I know I can get my news from other sources on the internet and it is here where I usually find out the truth, from the source.
What I cannot live with is the miscommunication or even lies that come out of our current administration.
Allow me to give a perfect and current example. During the first hour of the New Year, 2011, a car bomb exploded in Alexandria, Egypt, killing 21 and injuring 79.
President Obama released a statement, in which he said,
“I strongly condemn the separate and outrageous terrorist bombing attacks in Egypt and Nigeria. The attack on a church in Alexandria, Egypt caused 21 reported deaths and dozens of injured from both the Christian and Muslim communities.”
I’m glad our President was so much quicker condemning this act of terror while on vacation than he was last year with the ‘underwear’ bomber.
Just one problem, just a little mistake in his sentence. He stated “deaths and dozens of injured from both the Christian and Muslim communities”. Wrong!
There was not one Muslim death, not one, unless of course you count the suicide bomber. Each person that died was a Christian; the bomb went off outside a Coptic Church.
As far as the injured, only 8 out of the 79 were Muslim.
Apologists will read this and say I am being ridiculous; at least he condemned it right? No!
He is making the Muslims the victims once again. Neither the Muslims nor their community was targeted here. It was the Christians, it was a Church, yet people who read or hear this statement will come away with the Muslims once again being among the victims.
The attack came following repeated threats from al-Qaida militants in Iraq that they intended to attack Egypt's Christians. According to the Los Angeles Times, the Ministry of Information stated that an unnamed official had stated that this may have been the work of a suicide bomber carried out by foreign terrorists.
All but eight of the injured and all the fatalities were Christians from Saints Church, located on the eastern side of the coastal city.
Al-Qaeda. So once again, an attack was carried out by Islamic terrorists, plain and simple. But instead of using words such as “Islamic extremist” or “Islamic radical” or “Islamic terrorist” Obama makes the Muslim the victim.
We are coming up to the tenth anniversary of 9/11. We still don’t have a finished memorial at Ground Zero; Yet Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf will be starting his tour across the U.S. this month telling us why it is so important and so right to have a mosque only 550 feet away.
The Flight 93 memorial in Pennsylvania is going to end up being yet another thorn in Americans side. The design which has been argued about for years is entitled “the Crescent of embrace” by architect Paul Murdoch and associates.
The aerial view above can be found all over the internet but is best explained on the website of the Flight 93 Memorial Project.
So, what can you do? Educate yourself and others. Don’t just read this and be done with it.
Is ten years not enough time to start honoring the nearly 3000 fellow Americans that died that day, not to mention those that have died in other attacks such as Fort Hood or the EMS workers that continue to suffer each day (with some dying) from their exposure to dust and toxins at Ground Zero?
Make a New Year’s resolution to start educating yourself and pass on what you learn. Visit my website where you can link to dozens of other sites including the Religion of Peace to keep up with what is really going on in the world. As Dr. Walid Phares stated, the numbers are getting worse, not better and the best way to combat this epidemic is through education.
I wish each and every person a wonderful, safe and healthy year. May this year bring less than 9175 deaths due to Islamic terror for all our sakes the world over.
FamilySecurityMatters.org Contributing Editor Gadi Adelman is a freelance writer and lecturer on the history of terrorism and counterterrorism. He grew up in Israel, studying terrorism and Islam for 35 years after surviving a terrorist bomb in Jerusalem in which 7 children were killed. Since returning to the U. S., Gadi teaches and lectures to law enforcement agencies as well as high schools and colleges. He can be heard every Thursday night at 8PM est. on his own radio show “AmericaAkbar” on Blog Talk Radio . He can be reached through his website http://gadiadelman.com.