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The Collapse of ISIS: Terrorist Group Sees 60% Drop in Casualties, over 70% Drop in Beheadings in Trump Era
Breitbart ^ | 10/28/2020 | Frances Martel

Posted on 10/29/2020 3:10:49 AM PDT by xomething

When the Pew Research Center asked registered voters in summer 2016 what the top issues influencing their votes were, 80 percent said that terrorism was “very important,” more than any issue but the economy. In summer 2020, the issue wasn’t even on the list.

The tenure of President Donald Trump has proven catastrophic for what was, at the time of his inauguration, considered the most dangerous terrorist organization on the planet: the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL), which had split from its parent group al-Qaeda with only two years left to the Obama administration and established its “caliphate” on June 29, 2014.

The Trump era, which resulted in both the demise of the “caliphate” and “caliph” Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, experienced an over 60-percent drop in the number of casualties attributable to the core Islamic State group, according to a Breitbart News analysis of data from the State Department’s Annual Country Reports on Terrorism. Under President Barack Obama, ISIS beheaded at least four times the number of civilians as under Trump, despite the fact that ISIS in its current state was founded with less than three years left in Obama’s tenure.

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Breitbart News tallied the number of known civilian beheadings attributable to core ISIS documented by the Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project (ACLED), a non-profit that tracks political violence and unrest around the world, using similar timeframes as noted above for general casualties. ACLED identified 46 beheadings of civilians between January 2016, the earliest date in which such data was available, and January 19, 2017, the end of the Obama administration. Since Trump has been in office (including so far in 2020), that number has dropped to 12.

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While progress has not been linear, no second caliphate has arisen yet in Indonesia, or Nigeria, or any other vulnerable ...

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TOPICS: Current Events; Islam
KEYWORDS: bot; isis; islam; postandrun

1 posted on 10/29/2020 3:10:49 AM PDT by xomething
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“....over 70% Drop in Beheadings in Trump Era”

Only in the middle east can the phrase “it’s always good when everybody keeps their heads” be taken literally


2 posted on 10/29/2020 3:54:17 AM PDT by chuckee
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Kind of a trip down “memory lane.” And if you realize, not only was stopping terror DJT’s work, but he did it without involving us in more stagnant, expensive warfare. In four more years, Trump will transform the Middle East and the whole world into a far better place.
3 posted on 10/29/2020 4:01:44 AM PDT by Missouri gal
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Trump should have been talking about all the Islamic terrorism in the US under 0bama/Biden and compare that with the Trump years.


4 posted on 10/29/2020 5:57:18 AM PDT by euram
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Arthur Wildfire! March; Berosus; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

5 posted on 10/29/2020 7:57:36 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Imagine an imaginary menagerie manager imagining managing an imaginary menagerie.)
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To: xomething

ISIS is gaining serious ground in Africa.


6 posted on 10/29/2020 12:58:59 PM PDT by ridesthemiles
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