Why don't you allow
comments on your site?
We love the free exchange
of ideas and the only reason that we don't have a
place for readers to post feedback and opinion is the Council on
We don't want CAIR doing
to us what they keep doing to Robert Spencer of JihadWatch by
that a bigoted comment by a third party
reflects the opinion of a host who has consistently insisted otherwise.
When CAIR apologizes to
Spencer for this sleazy and underhanded game, then we will know that
it is safe to allow others to voice their personal opinions here.
Nazi banners were brought
to CAIR's anti-Israel rallies in 2009, the organization later
disowned them, even though it will not extend the same courtesy to
What opinions should I
form about my Muslim neighbor,
co-worker or friend from your site?
Judge a person only by
his or her own words and deeds - and nothing else.
(Actually, this isn't a
question that we've ever been asked, but we did want to reinforce
the point that every Muslim is an individual and shouldn't be
thought of differently merely because of their religious affiliation).
There seems to be
more (or less) items on your list than the attack counter indicates.
Why the discrepancy?
The counter may not agree
with the actual number of items since some categories, such as honor
killings and incidents where no loss of life occurred are not
counted. Another factor is that sometimes multiple
attacks are grouped under the same item.
How do you define a
Technically, the term can
mean any action intended to cause death, but we very rarely
include an attack on our counter unless death actually results.
As with honor
killings, they are not represented in the
Why did you create
We were inspired by the
on-going rate of violence in the Islamic world and the relative
indifference of Muslim groups like CAIR. We believe that it is this
apathy which sustains the violence.
disappointed to find that suffering and terror in the name of Allah has no
real effect on most religious Muslims, who dismiss it with
semantics. There is little
genuine remorse and even less resolve to end the violence.
Instead there is only excuses, whining, and a general
shunning of responsibility from Muslims for what is happening
After several years of
this, we reluctantly concluded that the narcissism and lack of
self-reflection is a product of the religion itself. This
prompted us to research "the Religion of Peace" and
discover what it is that makes Islam so very different.
Who is the little boy
in the banner picture?
His name is Matan Ohayon,
a four-year-old Israeli boy.
On the night of Nov. 11,
2002 a Palestinian member of Arafat's Fatah organization broke into
his family's house as his mother was reading a bedtime story to
Matan and his older brother, who was five. Their mother
initially shielded the children with her body, but after she was
dead the gunman then murdered both of the little boys at point-blank
range. This man was later celebrated as a hero, in the
same tradition as other terrorists who kill the innocent in the name
Aren't many of the
identities of the terrorists in the list unknown?
Yes, but there is very
little doubt that each of the attacks listed is the product of
Islamic terrorists. We try to rely on the opinion of local
investigative authorities when identities are unknown, and so far we
have never had to retract more than two or three items (unless they
misreported by news sources).
Why do you insist on
calling them Muslim terrorists?
Because each act is
committed by Muslims for the cause of Islam
(as perceived by the
attacker). These are not nominal members of the faith killing
for non-religious reasons. These are people who believe in
Islamic supremacy and that killing advances the cause of their
religion - as
the Quran instructs (9:73).
Islamic terrorists generally fight to
establish an Islamic state. Anyone who opposes this goal is
either an infidel or a "hypocrite".
Aren't you really just
listing any murder that occurs in the Muslim world?
Not at all. We do
not record an act of terror unless it could reasonably be assumed
that the motivation is religious to some extent.
We do not, for example,
include acts of terror perpetrated by the Marxist PFLP or the PKK
(Kurdish Workers Party) because - although they are Muslims - the
members do not claim religious motivation.
Another example is the
massacre of 57 people in the Philippines in November of 2009.
Technically, a Muslim clan was responsible, but the carnage resulted
from a feud that had nothing to do with religion.
Is this a
A racist is a person who
distinguishes groups based on genetic traits and then makes
qualitative comparisons between these groups. Racism is irrational because every person
is an individual, not a group, and there is not a single
characteristic that can be predicted about any individual based on
Although Arab-centric in
practice, Islamic teachings have nothing to do with either genetics or race. Only an ignorant
person would think otherwise.
(For the record, we are
strong anti-racialists - meaning that we don't even believe
in categorizing people by race, much less in drawing conclusions
from such alleged distinction.)
TROP on Race and Racism
OK, then isn't this just an
Given that there would be
far more Muslims alive if Muslims took our advice and brought an end
to Islamic terror... no, we are not anti-Muslim.
'Anti-Muslim' is a term
implying hostility toward Muslims as a people. It is
a rhetorical strategy employed by those who are unable to challenge the factual substance of their opponent's
Intelligent critics of Islamic
supremacism challenge Islam as an ideology,
not Muslims as a people.
What about other
What about them?
Is there video of
Christians chanting from the Bible before cutting someone's head
off? Are there global networks of anti-socials vocally praising Jesus, Moses, or Buddha as they commit
horrible atrocities with the approval of about 1 out of 3 'peaceful'
co-religionists? Do other religions have some sort of
"sex-for-murder" clause that promises 72 virgins to entice disciples
into killing themselves while killing others?
When you hear
a news story about religious fundamentalists blowing up innocent
people in the name of God, how often does it not involve Islam? This
is a very different sort of religion - one that not only inspires
violence, but the apathy that sustains it.
Beginning with Muhammad,
Muslims have killed a great many people over the years to
explicitly distinguish their religion from others. It is not fair to the
victims that their own religion be demeaned merely because
some skeptics see value in trying to pretend that
all religion is equally bad or good.
Islam is the only
religion accountable for the crimes of Islam.
Do you hate Muslims?
A common strategy of protecting Islam from
inquiry is to blur the distinction between the ideology and the
individual so that intellectual critique can be made to appear as
bigotry to weaker minds.
In the real world, thousands of people lose their lives
each year and tens of thousands more suffer various
and egregious physical injuries because the Qur'an teaches the
supremacy of Muslims and sanctions violence for the cause of Allah.
Exposing this truth and documenting its terrible effects has nothing
to do with "hate".
misconception, far more of the Quran is devoted to the inferior
status of non-believers than to how the religion
of Islam should be practiced. In fact, three out of every five verses are devoted
to non-Muslims and almost none of these are flattering. Anyone
truly concerned about hate speech should take a hard look at
what the Qur'an really says about those
outside the faith.
We are very explicit in
stating that it is wrong to stereotype or pre-judge Muslim
individuals, much less to harass or harm them. But, we also do
not believe that the notoriously delicate sensibilities of peevish members
of the Religion of Peace take precedence over the victims of the awful violence
committed in Allah's name each and every day.
How we feel about Muslims
Do you accept articles
At this time, we don't
post submissions. We do link to articles posted
on other sites, but our resources are limited and we don't have the
time or space to reformat and edit submitted writing.
How often do you
update the site?
The list of terror
attacks and the counter are updated each day.
Sometimes there will be a noticeable delay between an incident's
occurrence and our posting. The reason for this may be that we
are waiting for details or confirmation. News and articles are usually added at random intervals
during the day.
What's with all the
typos and grammatical errors? Are you dyslexic?
No, just tired.
Why don't you do
summary reports or post the totals of the killed and injured?
This is a question that
we get asked quite a bit. The purpose of the site isn't
to provide casualty figures, since we only catch a fraction of the
actual toll, but rather to impress upon Muslims and non-Muslims
alike the extent of the violence - despite the billions of dollars
worldwide spent to prevent it.
TROP only lists discrete
events that are confirmed to have taken place at a specific place
and date. The vast majority of violence coming out of the Islamic
world occurs in the shadows, in areas where murder and massacre are
unhindered by a free press or international monitoring.
The slaughter in Sudan is
a prime example. Certainly we know that hundreds of thousands
have been killed by Arab militias and their sponsor, the Islamic
government, based on refugee reports, but the latter does not permit
human rights monitors to observe the carnage. Hence the
difficulty in compiling the sort of data that TROP requires for
Why don't you provide
links to the incidents?
Quite frankly, it would
be a nightmare to keep up with. Links change or disappear over time,
particularly when the information is on the front page of a news web
site. Past experiments have shown that broken links and
incomplete articles do more harm than good.
The data that we use to
compile the list is public information. There is no rumor or
word of mouth involved. All incidents include a date, location
and description. Each one can be verified by any earnest
inquirer. The site has been up
since 2002, and we have never been challenged over the occurrence of
any attack on our list.
Contrast this to CAIR
(the Council on American-Islamic Relations) which routinely releases
annual "reports" claiming that a specific number of hate crimes were
perpetrated against American Muslims. Their summary figures
are usually repeated verbatim by news outlets, which merely refer to
CAIR as the source.
However, CAIR does NOT
provide the least bit of detail for the vast majority of attacks!
They do not make their database available for public scrutiny as we
do. In fact, they now admit that their "data" is comprised
largely of incidents that are merely "reported" to their hotline
Do you accept
For four years we refused
donations, but this changed in 2006. The main reason is that
the resources required to maintain the site increased quite a
bit as we expanded operations. The other is that it seemed
there were a number of folks wanting very much to contribute... to
be a part of the defense against creeping Jihad.
Donating to the site is
much appreciated, but
not required. You can read more
Who are you?
Someone who supports the
freedom of the individual to determine their own meaning in life.
(We have no association
with any other group, religious, political or otherwise).
What religion are you?
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