Not all Muslims are Terrorists, but all Terrorists are Muslim According to a recent 2017 report by Duke University’s Triangle Center on Terrorism and Homeland Security, violent extremism dropped by 40 percent in 2016 as compared to the prior year. The reality is that while self-identifying Muslims are responsible for 123 fatalities since 9/11, according to Duke, more than 230,000 Americans were murdered over the same period. As highlighted further below, right-wing extremists actually pose the greatest threat to U.S. domestic security
Muslims/Islam Hates America According to a Pew survey, almost one half of Americans (49 percent) believe “some” American Muslims are ant-American. But research from Gallup indicates that American Muslims are just as likely to identify with their faith as they do with the United States. Also, an Institute for Social Policy and Understanding study shows that Muslims with a stronger faith identity are more likely to emphasize their American identity as well.
Muslims are Not Patriotic As Gold Star parents Khizr and Ghazala Khan reminded us at the 2016 Democratic National Convention, American Muslims have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country since the Revolutionary War. Today, almost 4,000 Muslims serve in the U.S. Armed Forces, and even more in law enforcement.
Muslims are Responsible for Most Acts of Terrorism in the US Ninety-nine percent of American Muslims have had no involvement with such heinous activities in the past 15 years. According to FBI statistics, from 1980 to 2005, American Muslims were responsible for only 6 percent of attacks in the United States. The Triangle Center on Terrorism and Homeland Security at Duke University found that U.S. law enforcement agencies considered anti-government violent extremists as the most severe threat of political violence. Research from the University of Maryland has confirmed this.
Muslims Aren't Doing Anything to Prevent Terrorism Surprisingly, the general American public is unaware that American Muslims are the single largest source of tps to law enforcement agencies in foiling terrorist plots. Additionally, Muslims generally believe that suicide bombings and other violence committed in the name of Islam is rarely or never justified. According to Gallup, American Muslims are more likely than any other religious community to reject violence against civilians. The U.S. Department of Justice found that American Muslims are actively engaged in anti-radicalization efforts within their religious communities and mosques. These include self-policing, community-building, and political engagement. In addition, Muslims have issued over 700 (and counting) condemnations against terrorism since 9/11.
Muslim Refugee are Coming to America to Attack Us in the Name of Islam In 2016, approximately 85,000 refugees entered the U.S. and forty-six percent—38,901—were Muslim. The sources of more than half of our Muslim refugees are Syria (12,486) and Somalia (9,012), with the remainder coming from Iraq (7,853), Burma (3,145), Afghanistan (2,664), and other countries (3,741). Additionally, 1 million immigrants are granted Green Cards each year. In 2016 approximately one in ten of those new legal immigrants were Muslim. Last year, none of these Muslims committed an act of terrorism on U.S. soil.
Muslim Terrorists are Infiltrating our Borders In 2015, in the wake of terror attacks in Paris and San Bernardino and a wave of unaccompanied minors flowing over the border from Central America, many expressed anxiety that would-be terrorists could exploit border vulnerabilities to attack us. While political rhetoric focuses on the dangers of allowing Syrian refugees to enter the United States, there is no concrete evidence that an infiltration by Muslims or a mass movement has taken place as part of a larger pattern. Moreover, while President Donald Trump’s recent executive orders have banned immigrants from six Muslim-majority countries, no Americans were murdered in terror attacks carried out by foreign nationals from the banned countries. Even intelligence from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security confirms that one’s country of citizenship is an unlikely indicator of a security threat.