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Re: All you treehuggers need to look at the numbers.

All you treehuggers need to look at the numbers.

Good idea. Let's look at the numbers, shall we?

There are approximately 1.5 billion Muslims in the world.

There have been an estimated 25,000 terrorist attacks in the world since 9/11.

Let's assume for the sake of argument that each of those terrorist attacks took 100 people to plan and execute (a blatantly ridiculous number, I'm sure you'll agree, especially since most terrorists work alone), that each attack was a completely separate group of 100 terrorists (again blatantly ridiculous) and that all of them are alive today. That would mean that there are approximately 2,500,000 terrorists in the world today. Now lets go a step further and assume that all of them were Muslim (which we know isn't the case).

Using those numbers we get that 0.16% of all Muslims are terrorists. IF there were 100 people involved in every single terror attack in the last 15 years, IF they were each a unique group of 100 people, IF they were all alive still, and IF each and every one of them were Muslim. All of those are obviously ludicrous assertions to inflate our estimate of how many Islamic terrorists there are in the world and we still arrive at a percentage so small that it's barely even a statistical blip.

When you drop those ridiculous assertions and start working with real world data the figure drops to 0.00005% (an estimate, admittedly, but an estimate from people who know what they're talking about).

Perhaps YOU should be looking at numbers before you go throwing around insults.

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