Thursday, May 19, 2016

"if any of you do err from the truth" - No Terror Issues in the World If...

A Pacific Ocean Shore 200 km West of Tokyo

No Terror Issues in the World If...

According to a study, 2,658 people were killed by terrorists around the world in 2014.

The report reveals ISIS and Nigeria-based Islamic militants Boko Haram are the world's two deadliest terror groups
Another graphic illustrates deaths from terrorism have increased dramatically since the Syrian Civil War began

However, violence involving guns in the US results in more deaths than those killed by terror.
Gun violence in the United States results in thousands of deaths and injuries annually.[1] According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in 2013, firearms were used in 84,258 nonfatal injuries (26.65 per 100,000 U.S. citizens) [2] and 11,208 deaths by homicide (3.5 per 100,000),[3] 21,175 by suicide with a firearm,[4] 505 deaths due to accidental discharge of a firearm,[4] and 281 deaths due to firearms-use with "undetermined intent"[5] for a total of 33,169 deaths related to firearms (excluding firearm deaths due to legal intervention). 1.3% of all deaths in the country were related to firearms.
So, it is not simple statistics that makes terror of today more alarming than violence involving guns in the US.

The following world map indicating degrees of danger caused by terror in countries show the significance of terror.

Countries in green are safer, and countries in red are more dangerous in terms of terror attacks.

Developing countries almost mean countries with terror risk.  And most of developing countries are Islamic countries.  And some Islamic countries are big oil producers.  And the modern civilization depends on crude oil.  So, the issue of terror is one of major underlying challenges of the modern world.

But more alarmingly those countries under threats of terror are also countries with higher rates of poverty or higher rates of infant mortality.

World poverty distribution

Terror is from poverty.  And poverty is caused by wealthy people.  Or poor countries cannot be rich because wealthy countries do not help them.

Poverty and Islam are tow major factors of emergence of terror.  The opposite is rich and Christian countries where no terrorists emerge.

Conversely, rich Christians and Judaists are major causes for terror.  If Europeans and Americans are Muslims and poor, there must be no terror issues in the world.

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Jam 5:19 Brethren, if any of you do err from the truth, and one convert him;
Jam 5:20 Let him know, that he which converteth the sinner from the error of his way shall save a soul from death, and shall hide a multitude of sins.