Tag: Attacks

These Attacks Happened Days Before Brussels — But You Probably Didn’t Hear About Them

The city of Brussels was rocked by explosions Tuesday morning, leaving at least 34 people dead and 230 injured. The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the attack which came just days after Paris massacre suspect Salah Abdeslam was apprehended in the Molenbeek district of Brussels. The most recent spasm of European violence has already sent ripples of grief in media and Facebook feeds around the world….more:  mic.com

Non-Muslims Carried Out More than 90% of All Terrorist Attacks in America

Terrorist Attacks on U.S. Soil by Group, From 1980 to 2005, According to FBI DatabaseOf 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

Lawsuit over 9/11 attacks alleges Iran and Hezbollah involvement

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

 

Religious Leaders Stand Up For Peace Amid Anti-Muslim Attacks

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

TIME: “Don’t Blame Islam for the Paris Terrorist Attacks”

Blaming religion for the attacks in Paris, Beirut and Bagdad plays straight into the hands of ISIS.Muslims from Barcelona gather to condemn the terror attacks in Paris in Barcelona, Spain on Nov. 16, 2015.

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

Selfie Incidents Have Killed More People Than Shark Attacks This Year

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The latest selfie fatality saw a 66-year-old Japanese tourist die after after falling down selfie shark graphstairs 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

 

Homegrown extremists bigger threat in U.S. than jihadist attacks, says study

The New York Times article notes that while the public in general may not be aware of the numbers, it has Hundreds at a vigil in Westlake Park in honor of three Muslim students who were killed in a shooting in Chapel Hill in February. (Photo by Alex Garland.)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