The victims were murdered by people who believed themselves to be acting in accord with the texts and teachings of Islam, at a time when Western leaders and mainstream media demand that everyone believe that this has nothing to do with Islam, and brands you a “bigot” and a “racist” if you dare think otherwise. This willful ignorance and complacency hinders our ability to deal with this problem realistically, which essentially ensures that we will one day look back on the carnage of November 2014 as the good old days when there was peace.
“Jihadist violence ‘killed 5,000 in November,'” BBC, December 11, 2014:
More than 5,000 people worldwide died in November as a result of jihadist violence, a BBC study has revealed.
The four worst-affected countries were Iraq, Nigeria, Afghanistan and Syria, accounting for 80% of all deaths.
The investigation – co-ordinated with the International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation (ICSR) – recorded a total of 664 attacks in 14 countries.
It aims to quantify the human cost of jihadist violence in one month, and to offer a snapshot of a complex movement.
The investigation showed that nearly seven people died every hour in November as a result of violence attributed to al-Qaeda, its offshoots and groups that subscribe to a similar ideology.
The study recorded a daily average of 22 such attacks and 168 fatalities. Islamic State (IS) militants – operating in Iraq and Syria – were responsible for more than 2,000 deaths.
Of the 5,042 people killed in total, a majority – 2,079 – were civilians. Military personnel made up 1,723 deaths. Nearly 1,000 jihadis were reported killed during attacks.
Iraq was the single deadliest country, accounting for a third of all deaths and the highest number of attacks.
Nigeria was the second deadliest country, with Boko Haram blamed for the killings there.
Taliban violence made Afghanistan the third-deadliest country.
The report was conducted by the BBC World Service and ICSR, a non-profit non-governmental think tank based at Kings College, London….