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Thursday, January 14, 2016

Islamic Outreach, Part LXXX

From an earlier post on this blog:

Pope Francis spoke to the diplomatic corps and amongst other things, said, "Hence it is important to intensify dialogue among the various religions, and I am thinking particularly of dialogue with Islam."

Meanwhile....


Tel Aviv University’s Institute for National Security Studies (INSS) has produced a report which may justify the liberals’ refusal to place the blame for terrorism on “radical Muslim.” After all, a grand total of TWO of the 452 suicide attacks world-wide in 2015 (or 0.44%) were conducted by non-Muslims.


The INSS produces an annual report on suicide bombings. According to the latest figures reported  in the Times of Israel, there were 150 fewer suicide attacks worldwide in 2015 than reported in 2014  (452, down from 592), but those attacks were more deadly: 4,370 people killed in last year’s 452 attacks as compared with 4,400 people murdered in the 592 bombings in 2014. The 2013 figures were lower, 291 suicide bombings causing approximately 3,100 deaths.
ISIS, the group President Obama labeled as the JV team, was certainly varsity when it came to suicide bombings as they are credited with conducting 174 of 2015’s 452 suicide attacks.
 


The terrorists also seem to be getting more inclusive of women. In 2015, 124 women took part in suicide attacks, up 553% from 19 in 2014. And, more than a quarter (28%), at least 35 of the female attackers were children aged eight to eighteen.
The earlier reports did not include the number of bombings by Muslim terrorists vs. other radical groups, but the 2014 report does claim that Sunni Salafist jihadi groups “were responsible for most suicide bombings around the world”: