Friday, March 08, 2019

The Religion of Peace, TROP: "Jihad Report: Feb 23, 2019 - Mar 01, 2019"

Jihad Report 
Feb 23, 2019 -
Mar 01, 2019

Attacks40
Killed306
Injured314
Suicide Blasts1
Countries12


About Us


TheReligionofPeace.com (TROP) is a pluralistic, non-partisan site concerned with Islam's political and religious teachings according to its own texts. The purpose is to counter whitewashing and explain the threat that Islam truly poses to human dignity and freedom, as well as the violence and dysfunction that ensues as a direct consequence of this religion's supremacist ideology. 

Islam is not defined by anyone's opinion, but by the Quran, Hadith and Sira.  These historical texts are readily available in the information age, meaning that anyone can go straight to the source from any referenced article on this site.  

While apologists of Islam generally use fragments of Quran verses, weaker hadith (Islam's version of "fake news") and contemporary opinion to lower Western defenses, TROP explains the context, cites early biographers, and posts references to those Hadith collections deemed most reliable (Sahih Bukhari, Sahih Muslim and Abu Dawud).  

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Islam is more than just a different sort of religion.  It is a rigid political and cultural system with a mandate to conquer and govern the lives of others via necessary force "until religion is only for Allah."  The enemy of this orthodoxy is not just intellectual dissent and free speech, but human freedom.  The divine charter of Islam is to impose itself and thus prevent the individual from discovering a different meaning for their own lives.  

Rather than make the West a "safe space" for Islam, we should be challenging Muslims to make Islam safe for the world.  Until then, it is not in our interest to accommodate that which has no intention of accommodating us.  Neither should we assist the expansion within our borders of a religion that is consistently incapable of building countries in which even Muslims themselves want to live.

Tolerance is a good thing, but not when we allow it to be used cynically against us by those who have no use for it once they obtain power.  We need to throw out political correctness and embrace critical thinking.    

The truth is that Islam is not like other religion and it is certainly not a religion of peace.  Sometimes the truth isn't comfortable.  Sometimes the truth offends.  But it is far better that we offend others with the truth than lose our own freedom.


About Muslims 
and Islam


"Don't judge the Muslims that you 
know by Islam and don't judge 
Islam by the Muslims that you know. "
Since we hear from so many critics who either don't take the time to read this site, or simply can't understand the distinction between Islam and Muslims, we thought it best to bring together in one place what we have said in so many others over the years.

Islam is an ideology - a set of ideas.  It is not defined by what any Muslim wants it to be, but by what it is.  No ideology is above critique - particularly one that explicitly seeks political and social dominance over every person on the planet.  Neither is it entitled to human rights, which apply to individuals.

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About the List of Attacks


This list of terrorist attacks committed by Muslims since 9/11/01 (a rate of about five a day) is incomplete because not all such attacks are picked up by international news sources, even those resulting in multiple loss of life.  

These are not incidents of ordinary crime involving nominal Muslims killing for money or vendetta.  We only include incidents of deadly violence that are reasonably determined to have been committed out of religious duty - as interpreted by the perpetrator.  Islam needs to be a motive, but it need not be the only factor.

For example, the Munich mall shooting in July, 2016 was by a Muslim, but it is not on the list, because it was not inspired by a sense of religious duty.   

We usually list only attacks resulting in loss of life (with a handful of exceptions).  In several cases, the deaths are undercounted because deaths from trauma caused by the Islamists may occur in later days, despite the best efforts of medical personnel to keep the victims alive.

In 2014, the BBC did a thorough analysis of Islamic terror attacks occurring during the month of November.  They found 664 attacks and 5,042 deaths.  Our list has only 284 attacks and 2,515 deaths for that month, meaning that we under-counted the true extent of Islamic terror by a significant margin.  

We usually don't include incidents related to combat, such as in Iraq and Afghanistan, unless it involves particularly heinous terror tactics, such as suicide bombings or attacks on troops while they are sleeping in their barracks or providing medical care to the local population.  (The BBC study apparently did not differentiate).

We acknowledge that a handful of incidents on our list may not fit the traditional definition of 'terror attack.'  A small portion, for example, are of honor killings - although we usually omit those in which the woman is killed by her husband, since this is often indistinguishable from a crime of passion (barring explicit circumstances).  Our stance on honor killings is that the stabbing, shooting or strangling of a woman over "unIslamic" behavior constitutes Islamic terror.

Our counter reflects most of the deadly attacks on our list.  This figure may be a bit more than the number of line items, since multiple incidents are sometimes grouped into the same record.

Honor killings and attacks that result in no loss of life are not included in the counter even if they appear on the list.

Unfortunately, this list of Muslim terrorist attacks barely scratches the surface of atrocities committed in the name of Islam occurring world-wide each day.  For that reason, we don't tally up the dead and dismembered, except on a weekly and monthly basis.

Some armchair critics try to minimize the problem by contrasting the number of casualties to other statistics.  This is an unfair comparison since it does not account for the staggering amount of global resources devoted to containing Islamic terror - including the lives of security personnel.  That so many civilians are killed despite this underscores both the threat and its uniqueness, since other religions do not merit this attention.

The incidents are collected each day from public news sources.  There is no rumor or word-of-mouth involved.  Although every attempt is made to be accurate and consistent, we are not making the claim that this is a scientific product.

Unlike the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), which publishes a tally of alleged "hate crimes" each year without supporting data, we do provide detail of each incident that we claim as a terror attack and make it available for verification.

The point of this list is not to convince anyone that they are in mortal danger or that Muslims are innately dangerous people (they are not, of course).  Rather it is to point out that Islam is different.  No other religion inspires the sort of terrorism that the "Religion of Peace" produces.  It should be acceptable to question and critique the teachings, particularly those that are supremacist in nature.

We also hope that this list offers moral perspective against so-called "Islamophobia" and other complaints from Muslim identity groups that are petty by comparison.  Who knows - perhaps one day these groups will decide to take the sort of action expected of those who truly believe that it is wrong to kill in the name of their religion.