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Are most victims of terrorism Muslim?
in a 2011 report by the US government’s National Counter-Terrorism Center (NCTC), which said: “In cases where the religious affiliation of terrorism casualties could be determined, Muslims suffered between 82 and 97% of terrorism-related fatalities over the past five years.”
The Global Terrorism Database (GTD) at the University of Maryland, does still compile terrorism statistics – but it doesn’t attempt to determine the religion of people killed or injured. To do so would be “very difficult” says the GTD’s Erin Miller………So while she doubts that 95% of terrorism victims are Muslim, she thinks the truth might not be far off.
“It’s not out of the realm of possibility, given the extreme concentration of attacks in majority-Muslim countries,” Miller says.