It is mildly amusing watching CNN tie itself into knots trying to distinguish between religious terrorism and political terrorism. Islam is political — it\’s a distinction without a difference. Islam is a complete system: religious, legal, political, economic, social, and military. It is fair to say that the religious aspect of Islam gives it a protection not afforded to other totalitarian systems (i.e. Nazism, communism, etc.).
\”The reasons behind the rise are complex, experts say.\”
No, it\’s not complicated at all. The increase in deadly Islamic attacks is a direct result of our lack of will and resolve in the West, our denial of motive. The refusal of the West to confront jihad head on, coupled with the dehumanization and ruin of those who do speak out and oppose jihad, will most naturally lead to worldwide gains by the global jihad.
The reason behind the rise is Islam. Not poverty — so many jihadis are affluent, educated and devout members of their mosque. The call for a separate Islamic state in the Philippines, Thailand, Israel, Kosovo, Russia, the Caucasus, Somalia, Kenya, Egypt, et al is religious — Islamic imperialism is religious.
Of course, it would not have been at all possible without Obama, who has given the jihadists across the world aid and comfort and sanction.
Terrorist attacks and deaths hit record high, report shows CNN
Washington (CNN) – As terrorism increasingly becomes a tactic of warfare, the number of attacks and fatalities soared to a record high in 2012, according to a new report obtained exclusively by CNN.
More than 8,500 terrorist attacks killed nearly 15,500 people last year as violence tore through Africa, Asia and the Middle East, according to the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism.
That’s a 69% rise in attacks and an 89% jump in fatalities from 2011, said START, one of the world’s leading terrorism-trackers.
Six of the seven most deadly groups are affiliated with al Qaeda, according to START, and most of the violence was committed in Muslim-majority countries.
The previous record for attacks was set in 2011 with more than 5,000 incidents; for fatalities the previous high was 2007 with more than 12,800 deaths.