Since 9/11, [Charles Kurzman, Professor of Sociology at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, writing for the Triangle Center on Terrorism and National Security] and his team tallies, 33 Americans have died as a result of terrorism launched by their Muslim neighbors.During that period, 180,000 Americans were murdered for reasons unrelated to terrorism.
However, as shown below, many of the basic concepts are correct.) Of the more than 300 American deaths from political violence and mass shootings since 9/11, only 33 have come at the hands of Muslim-Americans, according to the Triangle Center on Terrorism and Homeland Security.
The Muslim-American suspects or perpetrators in these or other attempted attacks fit no demographic profile—only 51 of more than 200 are of Arabic ethnicity.
In 2012, all but one of the nine Muslim-American terrorism plots uncovered were halted in early stages.
That one, an attempted bombing of a Social Security office in Arizona, caused no casualties.
That’s in keeping with the FBI’s recent practice of using undercover or double agents to encourage would-be terrorists to act on their violent desires and arresting them when they do — a practice critics say comes perilously close to entrapment. Muslim population is a famously inexact science, since census data don’t track religion, but rather “country of origin,” which researchers attempt to use as a proxy.
A difference in 2012 observed by Triangle: with the exception of the Arizona attack, all the alleged plots involving U. Muslims were “discovered and disrupted at an early stage,” while in the past three years, law enforcement often observed the incubating terror initiatives “after weapons or explosives had already been gathered.”The sample of Muslim Americans turning to terror is “vanishingly small,” Kurzman tells Danger Room. There are somewhere between 1.7 million and seven million American Muslims, by most estimates, and Kurzman says he operates off a model that presumes the lower end, a bit over 2 million.That’s less a rate of involvement in terrorism of less than 10 per million, down from a 2003 high of 40 per million, as detailed in the chart above.An FBI report shows that only a small percentage of terrorist attacks carried out on U. and somewhat inaccurate): According to this data, there were more Jewish acts of terrorism within the United States than Islamic (7% vs 6%). Princeton University’s Loon Watch compiled the following chart from the FBI’s data (as explained below, this chart is over-simplified …These radical Jews committed acts of terrorism in the name of their religion.These were not terrorists who happened to be Jews; rather, they were extremist Jews who committed acts of terrorism based on their religious passions, just like Al-Qaeda and company. In addition, “Latinos” is misleading, as Loonwatch is actually referring to Puerto Rican separatist groups, Cuban exile groups and the like.