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Jihadism: Tracking a month of deadly attacks
BBC News ^ | 10 December 2014 | Christine Jeavans, Nassos Stylianou

Posted on 12/11/2014 7:13:43 AM PST by Freeport

Jihadist attacks killed more than 5,000 people in just one month, an investigation by the BBC World Service and King's College London has found.

Civilians bore the brunt of the violence, with more than 2,000 killed in reported jihadist incidents during November 2014. Islamic State carried out the most attacks, adding to the spiralling death toll in Iraq and Syria. Explore the map to find out more.

The data gathered by the BBC found that 5,042 people were killed in 664 jihadist attacks across 14 countries - a daily average of 168 deaths, or seven every hour.

About 80% of the deaths came in just four countries - Iraq, Nigeria, Syria and Afghanistan, according to the study of media and civil society reports.

Iraq was the most dangerous place to be, with 1,770 deaths in 233 attacks, ranging from shootings to suicide bombings.

In Nigeria, 786 people, almost all of them civilians, were killed in 27 Boko Haram incidents. These tended to be large and indiscriminate bombings and shootings such as the attack on the central mosque in the northern city of Kano, which left 120 dead.

Boko Haram also struck over the border in Cameroon, killing 15 people. Meanwhile, in East Africa, al-Shabab took 266 lives in Somalia and Kenya.

Afghanistan suffered almost the same number of deaths as Nigeria (782) but they tended to be in smaller, targeted attacks, such as the shooting of the deputy governor of Kandahar.

In war-ravaged Syria, 693 people were killed; Yemen had 410 deaths in 37 attacks.

Of the 16 jihadist groups involved in the bloodshed, Islamic State was the most deadly, killing 2,206 people across Iraq and Syria - 44% of the total death toll.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: jihadism; terrorism
While I'm not always in agreement on the way the BBC slants their news, this item caught my eye. See the article there's a lot of imagry.
1 posted on 12/11/2014 7:13:43 AM PST by Freeport
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To: Freeport

Meanwhile the prime concern of the Democrats is to protect captured jihadists that have information that if known will stop further atrocities. Democrats cannot be trusted with national security.

2 posted on 12/11/2014 7:18:01 AM PST by allendale
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To: Freeport

Islam has been on “Jihad” since it’s inception in the 700s - raping, enslaving, torturing, forcibly converting. It’s a mental disease which is transmissable.

3 posted on 12/11/2014 7:36:17 AM PST by ZULU (Quo usque tandem abutere Obama patientia nostra?)
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I was curious about Biblical prophecy and found that Sudan is Cush in the Bible.

However, I was lead to read a book summary about the missionary aspects in Africa and in that summary is a deep description of the slavery developed through Islam.

“Hammond, who is located in Africa, brings a remarkably fresh perspective on the issue of Slavery. At a time when Slavery is assessed as an American birth defect with the finger of political correctness pointing at Washington as a slave owner, Hammond reminds us that Muhammad, the founding father of Islam, was a slave owner, and that under Islamic stewardship, slavery became a highly developed, civilizational-level, industry that, over 14 centuries, drained Africa of an estimated 140 million people. Islam was the procurement and trafficking institution for 15th Century Spain, 16th Century Portugal, 17th Century England, and 18th Century American slavery and was a self-producing consumer of slavery throughout the Islamic world into the 21 st century. Hammond reminds us that slavery was formally abolished in Saudi Arabia only in 1962 and yet continues in the 21st century (See “Slave: My True Story”, by Mende Nazer describing her 1992 capture and 2002 escape).”

Then I thought, forget reparations, this Sunni administration that did nothing for the captured girls and little for the Christians, is all set to enslave whoever they can. Just a projection. No proof.

4 posted on 12/11/2014 8:19:44 AM PST by huldah1776
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The whole history of Islam is stained with the blood of millions of Africans, Europeans and Asians.

5 posted on 12/11/2014 8:43:01 AM PST by ZULU (Quo usque tandem abutere Obama patientia nostra?)
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