“You’re far more likely to die in a traffic accident than in a terrorist attack in Ohio. But a recent poll shows terrorism ranks among the top four concerns for Ohioans, while car accidents received no mention.”
I would conclude that this had to be a bad joke, but the publication is actually serious about comparing terrorism to car accidents, and this piece was written on 9/11. There are a couple differences at least that should scare your socks off: first, a car accident is one thing, but the threat of random murders at any time, any place – the more gruesome the better and the more people the better – are another; second, there is a civilizational jihad underway against all Western interests, and infiltration has already taken place into the highest levels of the American government, so voters who are prioritizing terrorism as an issue are hardly clamoring for four more years of a failed administration.
How dare this writer trivialize the memory of 9/11, a day chosen for its significance by jihadists to assault the infidel. It also just happened to be the day that “Christian armies led by Jan III Sobieski, the King of Poland, arrived at the Gates of Vienna” and stopped the second Islamic siege on Vienna, when jihadi marauders had been expected to continue their violent conquest of Europe.
How dare this writer also dismiss the trauma of families who lost loved ones to jihad terrorism as too insignificant in number to be seriously concerned about during an election issue. This terror goes beyond the American continent. Those traumatized include the parents who are scarred over the loss of their children after they were mown down by a 19-ton truck in Nice, and the loved ones of the one million girls who were violated and brutalized by Muslim rape gangs in the UK. The number of people affected by the jihadi crimes sweeping Europe is incalculable, as is the number of Christians who suffer persecution globally under Sharia law. Then there are the millions of Muslims murdered by fellow Muslims for not being Muslim enough, the heinous atrocities committed against gays and women globally at the hands of jihadists, etc. etc.
The Western lives on 9/11 and beyond that were snuffed out by jihad were maliciously and violently taken by jihadis on a mission to strike terror into freedom-loving Western infidels, with the goal of expanding territory and conquering the free world.
Somehow I don’t think that Americans need to wait and see the stats on terrorist attacks climb to match those of car accidents to prove this outrageous numbers argument wrong. How could someone in his right mind state: “A recent poll shows terrorism ranks among the top four concerns for Ohioans, while car accidents received no mention,” as if there were something wrong with this?
The message delivered in the article below is not only beyond embarrassment; it is dangerous propaganda.
“Ohio Voters Measure the Presidential Candidates by Their Response to Terrorism”, by Robert Wang, the Canton Repository, via WKSU Ohio, September 11, 2016:
You’re far more likely to die in a traffic accident than in a terrorist attack in Ohio. But arecent poll shows terrorism ranks among the top four concerns for Ohioans, while car accidents received no mention.
Fifteen years after the Sept. 11 attacks in New York, terrorism still shapes how people think and view the two major candidates for president.
What’s their basis? What are the numbers?
On average, since 1995, 153 people have died on U.S. soil each year due to terrorism, which is defined as criminal acts designed to sway or persuade opinion or actions. That includes the 2001 attacks that claimed nearly 3,000 in one day. Minus that one day, the average is about a dozen deaths a year over two decades.
In Ohio in the last 45 years combined, six people have been killed by terror attacks, and all of those were before 1986.
In contrast, 752 people died last year in Ohio alone as a result of traffic accidents. Far more people die of poisonings, falls and weather disasters than terrorism.
The polling in Ohio took place in August, after attacks in France and Orlando captured the public. In response to an open-ended question about their issue of greatest concern, about 4.9 percent of respondents listed terrorism or the Islamic State as the top problem — fourth among a long list of issues — and another 4.2 percent named national security/defense, ranking sixth. Poverty/economic inequality was the top problem among those polled, at 10.9 percent.
Those most likely to be concerned about terrorism were women far more than men, Generation X, which is most likely to be in the family-rearing stage, and Republicans.
And the August poll showed that while Ohio residents still place a high priority on economic issues, terrorism and related immigration issues play an important role in defining their support or dislike for presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.
The Bliss Institute for Applied Politics at the University of Akron designed the survey as part of the @YourVoteOhio project, an effort by major Ohio news organizations to determine what issues Ohio voters consider the most important and their reasons for backing a particular candidate. The Center for Marketing Opinion and Research in Akron conducted a phone survey of 1,079 Ohioans in August after surveying them in April and May. The margin of error was 3 percent….
Still, though, the fear of terrorism has affected Americans.
A Pew Research Center poll conducted in August shows that 40 percent of Americans believe there is a greater chance of a major attack today than at the time of the 9-11 attacks – the highest percentage in 14 years. Republicans are entirely responsible for the growth, according to the poll, with 58 percent concerned about the chances of an attack.
And in Ohio, it is terrorism, national security and related immigration issues that define Donald Trump, according to the poll done for the state’s news organizations. Those who like him are highly likely to name one of those reasons as their cause for support. Not so for Clinton, whose issue-strengths are spread across multiple topics……….