March 09, 2011

But Muslims Represent .8% of the Total US Population

Think Progress: in regard to the upcoming hearings on Islamic Radicalization.

Yet as a January 2011 terrorism statistics report compiled using publicly available data from the FBI and other crime agencies from the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC) shows, terrorism by Muslim Americans has only accounted for a minority of terror plots since 9/11. Since the attacks on the Twin Towers and Pentagon, Muslims have been involved in 45 domestic terrorist plots. Meanwhile, non-Muslims have been involved in 80 terrorist plots.
Well that may be true. But before you progressively think yourself into a corner.

Muslims are thought to be about .08% of the total US population. Cross Worshipers, pardon me I've been hanging with too many Muslims, are about 85% with Jews and heathens representing the rest (just kidding, I don't want to insult the heathens).

Of course lumped in with Christians are the "lost"who just happen to live in a Christian nation. Do you really believe that 98 percent of the French are devout? Muslims don't make that distinction. * Born Muslim, you are Muslim, axe murderer or not. Kind of like being French.

So that means that one third of all incidents come from a small minority of a small minority of 8/10 of one percent of the folks out there.

And you're telling me you want to brag on these statistics? I'm all for skin head hearings, gang hearings, Mexican drug cartel hearing as well if you like.

Wait a minute? Don't we have those already? We do? So why not one about Islamic radicalization?

We know there are American members of al-Qaeda. We know there are American members of al-Shabaab. We know the Amish don't join either. How do we prevent more American young people from ending up dead in Somalia or Afghanistan or in prison here or abroad if we can't talk about it?

*I'd be willing to call, you know, people who are Muslim who don't seem to be very good examples for Islam lost. But as Rusty points out to me. Its not up to us to decide what is right or wrong about Islam or who is a Muslim. That is up to self determination for those who identify themselves as Muslim and what they perceive Islam is to them.

By Howie at 07:16 PM | Comments |