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Terror-related deaths in the West surge by 650 per cent in just a year, more than half linked to Islamic State

Wednesday, November 16, 2016 12:02
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Nary a mention in the enmedia. They’re much to busy spinning tales of islamophobia and anti-Muslim hate crimes (which invariably are hoaxes committed by Muslims.) And while we are constantly being beaten about the head about the feelings of Muslims, who speaks for the voiceless, the victims of jihad and sharia.

This is largely why Trump was elected.

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“Terror-related deaths in the West surge by 650 per cent in just a year, and more than half of the 577 fatalities were linked to ISIS”

  • 577 people were killed by terrorist attacks in the West during 2015
  • It is a rise of 650 per cent on the total of 77 people killed the year before
  • Half of those killed in 2015 were in atrocities that were linked to ISIS
  • New Global Terrorism Index report includes the Paris and Tunisia attacks

By Joseph Curtis For Mailonline, 16 November 2016

Deaths due to terrorist attacks on the West have increased by 650 per cent in a year, according to a new study.

The 2016 Global Terrorism Index report – which covers all attacks across the world up until the end of 2015 – blames the rise on a variety of factors including youth unemployment and distrust of politicians and elections.

But more than half of the 577 people killed in the West alone were linked to ISIS, including the massacres in Paris in November 2015 and the Charlie Hebdo shootings the previous January.

The figure rose by 500 from the 77 people murdered by terrorists in the West in 2014.

The Global Terrorism Index report has revealed 577 people were killed in the West in terrorist attacks in 2015, including 130 in the Paris shootings and bombings, pictured

The Global Terrorism Index report has revealed 577 people were killed in the West in terrorist attacks in 2015, including 130 in the Paris shootings and bombings, pictured

Half of those killed in the West were murdered in ISIS-linked incidents, such as the 38 people shot in Tunisia in June 2015 (pictured) which included 30 British tourists

 Half of those killed in the West were murdered in ISIS-linked incidents, such as the 38 people shot in Tunisia in June 2015 (pictured) which included 30 British tourists

But the number of terror-related deaths across the globe actually dropped by 10 per cent in 2015.

The report does not include more recent atrocities such as the March attacks in Brussels and Istanbul and the Bastille Day horror in Nice which killed 87 people.

The report, produced by the Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP) said military operations against ISIS and Boko Haram reduced terror deaths in Iraq and Nigeria but that jihadis have spread to other regions.

Steve Killelea, executive chairman of the IEP, said: ‘The attacks in the heartland of Western democracies underscore the need for fast-paced and tailored responses to the evolution of these organisations.

‘Isil (another term for ISIS) foreign fighters who have gone to Syria generally have high levels of education but low incomes, with many fighters joining in part due to a feeling of exclusion in their home countries.

‘Understanding the drivers of terrorism is crucial if we are to develop counter-terrorism strategies that help combat radicalisation.’

The report calls for a 'fast-paced and tailored response' to the evolution of terrorist groups such as ISIS in the wake of atrocities such as Paris, pictured

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The report calls for a ‘fast-paced and tailored response’ to the evolution of terrorist groups such as ISIS in the wake of atrocities such as Paris, pictured

The deaths in the West also included the 12 people killed in the Charlie Hebdo shootings in January 2015, pictured

 The deaths in the West also included the 12 people killed in the Charlie Hebdo shootings in January 2015, pictured

The report defines the ‘West’ as the 35 members of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), an international body set up in 1961 to boost world trade.

Of those countries, 21 experienced at least one attack, with the majority of fatalities taking place in France and Turkey, the report said.

There were 313 deaths in OECD countries in 2015, a huge increase from the 18 recorded in 2014.

In Paris, 130 people died in co-ordinated attacks on sites including the Bataclan theatre and the Stade de France.

Meanwhile 103 people were killed in Ankara, Turkey, at a peace rally in October 2015.

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