Muslims countries the highest victims of terrorism: Report

2015-11-20 11:44:13 | Al Muslim News
Muslims countries the highest victims of terrorism: Report
The result of a terrorist attack of car bombing in Iraq.


Iraq had been named as the country most heavily affected by acts of terrorism last year. A recent study by the Global Terrorism Index has highlighted that Muslims are by and large the biggest number of victims of terrorism, reports The Independent.

The Global Terrorism Index 2015 recorded 9,929 deaths due to terrorism in Iraq in 2014 – the highest ever recorded for a single country in the annual report produced by the Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP).

The study also revealed that despite its impacts being felt around the world, deaths as a result of global terrorism overwhelmingly occurred in just five countries.

The index, which was produced before Friday’s shootings across Paris, found that 78 per cent of all deaths as a result of terrorism in 2014 happened in Iraq, Afghanistan, Nigeria, Pakistan and Syria.

Year on year, Nigeria experienced the largest increase in terrorist activity of all the more than 160 countries studied, with 7,512 deaths recorded at an increase of 300 per cent from 2013.

A total of 32,658 people were killed by terrorists around the world in 2014 - an 80% increase on the previous year, according to the Global Terrorism Index.

Of the 10 countries most affected by terrorism last year given below, seven are majority Muslim, while Nigeria has a roughly even Muslim-Christian split. 
1.    Iraq
2.    Afghanistan
3.    Nigeria 
4.    Pakistan
5.    Syria
6.    India
7.    Yemen
8.    Somalia
9.    Libya
10.  Thailand

In addition, the IEP said the victims of terrorism are also in the countries with the worst problems relating to internal and external displacement.

It reaffirms European Commission president chief Jean-Claude Juncker's statement that those who carried out the Paris shootings are the very people refugees are fleeing from.

And it puts into perspective demands for normal Muslims to publically reject terrorists who generally victimise them more than anyone else.  

“In non-member states of Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
(OECD), terrorism shows stronger associations with ongoing conflict, corruption and violence.


Tags: #Terrorism #

Latest News

What to Next

Samsung facing growing threats despite record profits

SEOUL (South Korea): Sprawling South Korean conglomerate Samsung Electronics has recovered from a humiliating recall fiasco and the arrest of its de f... More

Iranian Pilgrims Return To Hajj After 2016 Boycott

BEIRUT: Nearly 90,000 Iranians are expected to perform the Haj in Makkah this year after Tehran boycotted the pilgrimage last year amid tensions with ... More

Israel reopens Al Aqsa mosque, but Palestinians refuse to enter

JERUSALEM: Israel reopened an ultra-sensitive holy site on Sunday closed after an attack that killed two policemen, but Muslim worshippers were refusi... More

At Least 60 dead in 'US-Air strike' in Syria's al-Mayadeen

A suspected US-led coalition air raid on an ISIL-run prison in eastern Syria has killed at least 57 people, according to a monitoring group.  ... More

Kuwait launches online platform to educate migrant workers

Kuwait: Kuwait has launched an online platform in five languages Arabic, English, Hindi, Filipino and Urdu to educate foreigner workers on their legal... More

India forces martyr two more Kashmiri youth in IoK

SRINAGAR: Indian security forces, in their recent act of state act of terrorism, martyred 2 additional geographic areai youth in Kupwara district of o... More

Saudi Arabia Suddenly Has a New Crown Prince

King Salman removed his nephew, Mohammed bin Nayef, as crown prince. And he appointed his son to take on the position instead.... More

Turkey awards Pakistan Arm Chief Gen Bajwa Legion of Merit for his services

ANKARA: Chief of the military staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa arrived here on Tuesday on an officer visit. The COAS visited the solon burial ch... More

Israel starts work on new settlement amid US peace push

JERUSALEM: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin announced the start of work Tuesday on a new settlement in the occupied West Bank as US envoys prepared to ... More

Syria army, opposition confirm nationwide truce

Syria's army said Thursday it would halt all military operations from midnight, under a deal brokered by Russia and Turkey, with the opposition Na... More