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Is terrorism getting worse?

Yes 109 69.43%
 
No 48 30.57%
 
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yes and no.

Islam had killed hundreds of millions in its history. For instance the Delhi sultanate. Easily the largest genocidal regime of all time. Hundreds of millions of Hindus butchered over several centuries.

However I do believe it is on the rise compared to recent history. (say since mid 19th century).

So basically it has been much worse, but it seems worse now than it has been at times in the past.



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No. Just more frequent. Still worrying non the less.



CaptainExplosion said:
Lafiel said:

depends on the region you are looking at

in the extended middle east (+ pakistan/india/north africa) terroristic activity is certainly much more frequent than what was recorded before

in western europe it's much less frequent than from 1970-1990

in far east europe (ukraine/russia) it probably spiked again since russian occupation, but it's recent peak could also be around the chechnya conflict in the 90s

I'm not sure about NA, but I read anti-migrant terrorism has spiked considerably since the election probably putting the total number of incidents pretty high compared to the other recent decades

The Trump administration probably denies it though, because they think only Muslims can be terrorists.

Where does this even come from.



CaptainExplosion said:
IkePoR said:

Because that is and will most likely be the worst terror act in history.  It's your language - they aren't getting worse, they're getting more frequent.

Well becoming more frequent seems to mean it's getting worse.

I would say it means it's getting more desperate.



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No it's not, it's just returning to a normal after 20 years of unusual calm.

I guess people on this board are either americans, to young or both.

Let me refresh your memories with a couple of names that spring to my mind.

Brigado Rosso
Baader-Meinhof
IRA
ETA

 

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I think we have just right amount of terrorism.



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levels haven't changed much, the terrorism that occurs in western countries is little more than a blip on the global numbers, it is just that those incidents make he press whereas the thousands that die in what western media think of as less important countries don't rate a mention.





Terrorist attacks are getting more frequent in the west (compared to 15 years ago), but the attacks seem to get smaller.