The website linked to below lists over 21,000 deadly attacks perpetrated by adherents to Islam...made in the name of Islam...since 9/11.
These are not incidents of ordinary crime involving nominal Muslims killing for money or vendetta. We only include incidents of deadly
violence that are reasonably determined to have been committed out of religious duty - as interpreted by the perpetrator. Islam needs to be a motive,
but it need not be the only factor.
I happened on the above website, after reading a quote from a BBC article today which said...
At least 30 other people were wounded in the blast in the town of Muqdadiyah, 80km (50 miles) north-east of Baghdad. Police said the attacker
targeted a convoy of three buses as it drove through the town on their way to visit shrines in the Shia holy city of Najaf...Last month alone,
1,045 Iraqi civilians and security officials were killed, according to UN figures - the bloodiest month since June 2008
I have been known to comment on here about the illogic of (what I call) the apologists for Islamic inspired acts of violence claiming that it is just
a teeny-tiny-minuscule percentage of Muslims who commit acts of violence in the name of their religion - against the backdrop of the sheer volume of
attacks that happen on a daily basis around the world.
But, to be honest, I was unaware of just how mind-bogglingly massive the numbers of attacks actually are...over twenty-one thousand since September of
2001. An average of 5 per day...every day...for nearly 12 years!
The apologists will often come on here and deflect by saying that Christianity had its dark times too...just look at the Inqisition.
More people are killed by Islamists each year than in all 350 years of the Spanish Inquisition combined
So much for that attempt at an argument...
Or...how's this one...It's all because of America...if we just left Islam alone they wouldn't feel they need to be so violent.
Take a look at the list of attacks over the last 30 days. A couple of quick facts from the list:
1) 222 attacks in 30 days
2) 4 attacks on Western military personnel...one of which happened in England, and one in France
A few samples from the list...
a) Nigeria...Islamic extremists massacre thirteen civilians with guns hidden in a coffin
b) Iraq...Fourteen innocent Shiites are stopped and summarily executed by Sunni gunmen
c) Pakistan...A woman is forced to recite Quran and then hacked to death with an axe after leaving the house without her husband's permission.
d) Afghanistan...Taliban militants shoot seven local officers in the back after the police invite them in for dinner.
e) Egypt...A woman and her two daughters are strangled and thrown into a river by seven male relatives concerned about un-Islamic behaviour.
f) Lebanon...A cleric is among eleven people killed in a sectarian clash between Shia and Sunni.
g) Syria...al-Nusra Islamists summarily execute eleven captives on video while praising Allah
h) Thailand...One person bleeds to death after Muslim separatists bomb a hotel
i) Somalia...An al-Shabaab ambush leaves five dead
j) Kenya...Islamists throw a grenade at a group of Kenyans and then shoot them in the head.
k) India...An imam is shot to death outside his mosque by Religion of Peace rivals
I wonder what it will take for people to finally realize just how violently out of control this religion is - (above all others); so please don't
tell me about how all religions have their zealots. Islam is all about zealotry...all about Jihad.
A Religion of Peace it is not.