Nice, Orlando, Bangladesh, Paris, Iraq, Kashmir, Pakistan — the list of places where terrorists have struck goes on. Even yesterday’s coup in Turkey could have religious undercurrents.
In fact, this site claims since January this year there have been “1272 Islamic attacks in 50 countries, in which 11,772 people were killed and 14, 303 injured.”
Counter-terrorism measures alone cannot help put an end to the menace. People from within must rise up against terror. They have a crucial role to play in dealing with religion-centric savagery.
At the other end of the spectrum there are also reports that suggest most attacks in the U.S. were carried out by non-Muslims. It is based on mass shootings, political killings, Jewish acts of terror and other forms of violence.
G Joslin Vethakumar