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How many people are killed by terrorist attacks in the UK?

By Ashley Kirk 

 

London has been rocked by a fourth terror attack in three months, when a man drove a van into a crowd of Muslim worshippers in Finsbury Park.

 

Prime Minister Theresa May has chaired a meeting of the Government's Cobra emergency committee in response to the attack, condemning the "terrible incident".

 

But despite this latest attack, relatively few people have been killed by terrorist attacks in the UK in recent years.

 

Full story: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/0/many-people-killed-terrorist-attacks-uk/

 

-- The Telegraph 2017-06-26

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Terrorist attacks are horrible, but they're negligible as a risk. If you had a tally of daily deaths in the UK you wouldn't be able to pick out the days when an attack took place just from the numbers. Many more people died in the Grenfell fire than the cumulative total killed in attacks by Islamic extremists in the UK across all time. 

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7 hours ago, dcpo said:

Terrorist attacks are horrible, but they're negligible as a risk. If you had a tally of daily deaths in the UK you wouldn't be able to pick out the days when an attack took place just from the numbers. Many more people died in the Grenfell fire than the cumulative total killed in attacks by Islamic extremists in the UK across all time. 

Fire, furniture, faulty breaks etc. don't walk into news paper buildings to blow everyone away for publishing a satirical piece on them nor do they all follow an ideology that calls for the death of gays, adulterers and nonbelievers.

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All comes down to media hype. One aircraft loss, such as MH17, puts these numbers into perspective. The London Bridge incident and the Grenfell fire resulted in a media frenzy. Media are generally denied the spectacle when it involves an aircraft.

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4 hours ago, ELVIS123456 said:

Here is a list of Islamic Terror attacks in Europe since 2001 - it is very long.

UK are included - I couldnt add them up.

http://www.thereligionofpeace.com/attacks/europe-attacks.aspx

 

 

 

 

Comments like yours would probably make the author of this piece slap his forehead in despair. 

The grand total of people killed according to the the date on the web site you link to  is 2320.  (Significant that they didn't provide a total? I had to arrive at it via a spreadsheet) And this includes Turkey 90 plus percent of which isn't even in Europe. And some of these killings aren't terrorist killings. But let's let that pass and look at this number of 2320 killings rationally.

The total population of the area cited in this list is more than 750 million people. Divide those attacks by the number of years (16) and the yearly number of killings comes to 145 per year. That means that there is a bit less than 1 terrorist murder per 5 million people per year. WE ARE ALL DOOMED!

But thanks for providing more evidence to prove the point of the author of the article.

 

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