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Sunday, October 10, 2010

Busting some more myths

This time about the threat from Islamic terrorism.

I bet you didn't know that according to the FBI's statistics for 1980 - 2005 there were more terrorist attacks in the USA carried out by radical Jewish groups than by radical Muslims. Or that in Europe last year there was one terrorist incident carried out by an Islamist group. Yet we keep being told by Richard Spencer, Pamela Geller, Daniel Pipes and the like that while not all Muslims are terrorists, all terrorists are Muslims. And Tony Blair, of course, believes (really, sincerely, y'know, believes) that the greatest threat facing the world today is radical Islam.

Well, read this and become better educated.

And for those like Tony Blair who wouldn't be caught dead reading anything from an Arab source, there is a link to the FBI site in the excellent article here.

In case you were wondering why such myths take hold so effectively, here is another interesting piece from Loonwatch.

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