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…..more: globalresearch
The court ordered Iran to pay about $11 billion in compensation to the victims’ families, so that each family would receive $1 million dollar, and about $3 billion to insurance companies that were financially damaged following the attack..more: jpost.com
In Washington, D.C., on Sunday, the Washington National Cathedral played host to an interfaith pilgrimage of Christians, Jews and Muslims who walked with each other from congregation to congregation, calling for the faithful choose “unity over extremism.”
For over 90 minutes, a small yet influential group of religious leaders marched with dozens of community members from the Washington Hebrew Congregation to the cathedral before ending at the Islamic Center of Washington…MORE: www.huffingtonpost.com
PARIS—At least one of the attackers outside France’s national soccer stadium had a ticket to the game and attempted toenter the 80,000-person venue, according to a Stade de France security guard who was on duty and French police…..more: http://www.wsj.com/
Rather than identifying the group as the gang of thugs they are, when members of our media and politicians label ISIS attacks as religious, it mis-attributes to their actions a well-conceived moral frame, rooted in scriptures and anchored in tradition. If we believe they have these—which they do not—we give them more “religious” power than they deserve….more: time.com
The latest selfie fatality saw a 66-year-old Japanese tourist die after after falling down stairs while attempting to take a photo at the Taj Mahal.
Incidents involving the phenomena are now at a toll of twelve this year, overtaking the eight deaths caused by shark attacks in 2015.
Some governments are recognising this danger and providing safety measures for people partaking in the craze…more: huffingtonpost
The New York Times article notes that while the public in general may not be aware of the numbers, it has been on the radar of law enforcement. A survey of police and sheriff’s departments to be released this week shows that antigovernment violence was identified nearly twice as many times as “Al Qaeda-inspired violence” as one of the top three threats, according to the newspaper.
The story comes a week after white supremacist Dylann Roof was charged in a deadly shooting in a South Carolina church….more: seattleglobalist
Muslim Council condemned on Sunday the two attacks in Copenhagen that left two people dead. He was speaking after police shot dead a 22-year-old Danish-born gunman after he killed two people at a Copenhagen synagogue and an event promoting free…
America’s deadly double tap drone attacks are ‘killing 49 people for every known terrorist in Pakistan’ Just one in 50 victims of America’s deadly drone strikes in Pakistan are terrorists – while the rest are innocent civilians, a new report…