Mic takes on “alternative facts” and asks the question: “What do the numbers really say about the role of Muslims in terror attacks on U.S. soil?”
And here’s what they found out:
“…. attacks by Muslims accounted for 1% of all terror killings in America last year, according to a recent report published by the Triangle Center on Terrorism and Homeland Security. The report found that ‘46 Muslim Americans were associated with violent extremism in 2016, a 40% drop from 2015 but higher than the annual average since 9/11.’
By contrast, over 15,000 Americans were killed in gun homicides in 2016, according to the website gunviolencearchive.org. A 2015 report by the New York Times revealed that since 9/11 ‘nearly twice as many people have been killed by white supremacists, antigovernment fanatics and other non-Muslim extremists than by radical Muslims.’
According to the study, only 23% of Muslim Americans involved in extremist plots had family from the seven countries banned by Trump’s executive order. ‘There have been no fatalities in the United States caused by extremist with family backgrounds in these countries,’ the report adds.
Although the number of Muslim Americans involved with violent extremism peaked in the first half of 2015, the report discovered that ‘over the year and a half since then, the rate of incidents and arrests has dropped to 14 or fewer per quarter.’”