ThomasHobbes wrote: ↑
May 14th, 2018, 3:47 pm
Take all the activities of ISIS, Taliban, and Boko Haram together the world over and they are statistically insignificant to the road deaths in the UK alone.
What we have here is a media frenzy that is tantamount to conspiring with fundamentalism and the forces that have much to gain by promoting a 'war on terror'. Such media coverage simple gives terrorism what it thrives on.
Are you sure?
You do not understand the significance between the term 'terror' in terrorism and non-terror based deaths.
It appear you are not speaking from known facts.
Note the following statistics;
The road death stats
in UK are as follows;
Reported Road Casualties Great Britain
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reported_ ... at_Britain
- 2016 - 1792
2015 - 1732
2014 - 1775
Number of casualties due to terrorism
worldwide between 2006 and 2016
https://www.statista.com/statistics/202 ... worldwide/
- 2016 - 25,621
2015 - 29,424
2014 - 32,763
The statistic shows the number of deaths due to terrorism worldwide between 2006 and 2016.
25,621 people were killed by terrorists in 2016.
The number of terrorist attacks worldwide declined between 2006 and 2016. In 2006, about 14,371 terrorist attacks were counted, while in 2016, 11,072 terrorist attacks were counted.
Terrorism is often defined as unlawful violence or systematic use of terror against civilians or politicians for ideological or political reasons, with the intention to create fear. Terrorism is practiced by nationalistic groups, religious groups, revolutionaries and ruling governments.
The fear of terrorism is still instilled in many people's minds. According to Gallup’s survey, which was conducted among adults in the United States in 2013, 34 percent of the participants stated that they were very worried about the possibility of future terrorist attacks. Only 10 percent of the participants said that they were not at all worried.
So don't simply guess and jump to conclusion.
In general the activities of the media is always in response to the demand by people, i.e. bad news sell and news on terror sell more.
The Deliberating and Pre-meditating Factors
One critical point you have not considered are the intentional, deliberating and pre-meditating factors in terrorism. This is where the fear factor rises. Note,
How worried are you about the possibility of future terrorist attacks in the U.S.?
https://www.statista.com/statistics/257 ... ed-states/
The cause of the highest number of death at present is 'heart diseases' but people in general are confident it does not happen to them because they have some degree of control over it [life style, medical, etc.] , thus less fear.
As for terrorism, people cannot control it and it can happen anywhere in the world, in a cinema, concert, roadside cafe, sport stadium, etc.
Humanity must addressed all premature deaths, e.g. by accidents, diseases, all evil acts, murder, drugs, Islamic TERRORism, etc.
Are you implying we should shut up about Islamic-based terrorism and merely accept it as a fact or life?
Btw, you should reflect on your own psychological status, i.e. you subconsciously feel it 'painful' to read about critiques of Islamic-based terrorism, thus influencing others to 'shut up' because you have been subliminally cowed by their actual acts of terror and threats issued by them.
Not-a-theist. Religion is a critical necessity for humanity now, but not the FUTURE.