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Games Muslims Play

 It's a Phobia Because
More People are Killed
 by Bathtubs Than
by Islamic Terror...


The Game: Fear of Islam is a phobia since far more people are killed by something other than Islamic terrorism.
 

The Truth:

Comparing the number of people killed by terrorists to the number killed in accidents involving items that are otherwise benign - say, bathtubs or furniture - is a strategy to delegitimize concern about Islam. The argument is that since we don't fear these "more deadly" objects then it is irrational to fear "less deadly" Islamic terror.

The critical assumption is that danger and risk are measured by number of people killed.  Let's test the soundness of this argument by applying the same logic to bathtubs and alligators.

In the United States, about 300 people are killed accidently each year in a bathtub, usually by hitting their head or drowning.  In the same period, on average, only about one person dies from an alligator attack.   According to the "it's a phobia" argument, alligators must be significantly less dangerous than bathtubs. 

Of course, no one seriously believes that bathing in an alligator pond is safer than using a bathtub.  When they actually do think about it, no one seriously believes that a bathtub is more dangerous than a terrorist either, even though terrorists kill fewer people (in the U.S, at least).  This is because the number of casualties does not necessarily correspond to the severity of a threat - nor what our response should be.

Untold billions of dollars are spent, and many lives lost each year to protect the world from Islamic terrorists.  This means the number of terror victims is not an apples-to-apples comparison to bathtubs and lightning strikes.  Most people know that much of the planet would be killed off if these religious extremists were free to pursue their stated ambitions.

Even the people who peddle the numbers game do not seriously think that a terrorist in the home would be safer than a bathtub or refrigerator, which proves their simplistic point meaningless. 

Moreover, how much stock do these budding intellectuals put in numbers when they claim that "Islamophobia" is a great problem?  To our knowledge, only one Muslim in America lost their life to anti-Muslim bigotry in the fifteen years following 9/11, while there were close to 100 Islamic terror plots and 150 kills.  In Western Europe, there were more than 200 Islamist attacks and over 1100 killed against perhaps a dozen deadly hate crimes targeted toward Muslims.* 

 

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