10 Things More Likely to Kill You than Islamic Terror

danger3By Carey Wedler

Guided by talking heads, American armchair warriors spout vitriol, increasingly calling to either treat Muslims like Jews in the Third Reich or simply bomb them into oblivion — and their cognitive dissonance is glaring. These contradictions are evident not least in the paralyzing fear so many ‘Mericans feel toward Muslims who courageously call for soldiers to do their bidding in the Middle East. Their crippling fear of Islamic terror, itself, is cloaked in contradiction.

According to an analysis by the New America Foundation, Islamic terror attacks in the United States have led to the deaths of 45 people since 9/11. While 45 deaths is 45 too many, the dizzying fear of Islamic extremism currently sweeping the nation is objectively overblown.

Considering Islamic terror killing an average of 3.2 Americans per year (45 deaths divided by 14 years) since late 2001, here are ten causes of death more worthy of their fear:

1. Television: TV might be linked to earlier deaths among those who watch more than a few hours a day, but more concretely, the devices themselves kill 176 people a year. Literally. They fall on people. That’s 55 times more deaths than Islamic terror claims annually.

2. Fireworks: According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, celebrating the 4th of July might be more deadly than Islamic terror attacks. The organization reports an average of 7.1 deaths per year — meaning Americans are more likely to blow themselves up than be eviscerated by the jihadist bombers they so fear.

3. Cows: Yes, cows. According to the CDC, cattle slay an average of 20 Americans every year. While these deaths occur mostly among farm workers, dogs kill 28 Americans per year, spiders kill seven, and venomous lizards and snakes kill six. All of these animals are still more likely to kill an American than the caliphate and other Islamic bogeymen.

4. Elevators: While the fear of dying as a result of an elevator malfunction has probably plagued many Americans at one time or another, such a worry is likely fleeting. However, if Americans are truly concerned with “common sense,” a virtue Donald Trump frequently touts, they would do well to readjust their phobias. Elevators kill 27 Americans per year, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Consumer Product Safety Commission.

5. Choking: Americans will sooner perish from choking on food or other objects than from an Islamic terror attack. At least 2,500 people per year are killed by this type of asphyxiation — 781 times more than from a jihadi assault. Hot dogs are particularly menacing. Perhaps we should ban them in the same vein as Trump’s proposed ban on Muslims. Then again, killing fewer cows to grind up for beef dogs might lead to an uptick in cattle-on-human violence. America is at a perilous crossroads.

6. Lightning: People often quip that one is “more likely to be struck by lightning” when they want to highlight an event’s improbability. However, even as the number of deaths from lightning decreases over the long-term, it is still higher than the number of people killed by Muslim terror attacks each year. Forty-nine people per year die from being struck by lightning — more than 15 times the rate of death from Islamic extremist murders.

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7. Car accidents: Though most Americans are aware of the high risk of death by car accident, this knowledge doesn’t mitigate their extreme Islamophobia. The Association for Safe International Road Travel estimates about 37,000 Americans die each year in vehicular accidents, over 11,562 times the number killed by Muslim fanatics.

8. Heart Attacks: Heart attacks are one of America’s leading killers, claiming 190,625 times more American lives than Islamic terror. 610,000 Americans die from heart attacks per year. Cancer kills 589,430 Americans annually, and diabetes is the main cause of death for 69,071 Americans per year. They are responsible for astronomically more fatalities than radical Islamic terror.

9. Police: According to a three-year average of American police killings logged by killedbypolice.neta more comprehensive database than the federal government’s — police killed 998 people on average per year from 2013-2015. That’s roughly 312 times the average annual number of people killed by Islamic extremists since 9/11. The average number of people killed by Islamic terrorism in the last three years is 7.7 — including the recent shooting in San Bernardino — and by that parallel measure, police are still about 130 times deadlier than terrorists.

10. Prescription Painkillers: The CDC estimates that 44 people die per day from overdosing on pharmaceutical painkillers. Never mind that that number is almost 14 times the number of Americans killed by Islamic terrorism each year. Based on the CDC’s figure, about 16,060 Americans die annually from painkillers — making the Big-Pharma money-makers 5,019 times more deadly than the Islamic terror that has Americans trembling whilst hiding under their blankies.

Other notable risks of death greater than an Islamic terror attack include scalding tap water, which kills 100 American per year; bad medical care, estimated to be responsible for at least 100,000 deaths in the U.S. annually; and hypothermia, which kills 1,340 Americans per year. Oh, and don’t forget Christmas trees. Fires caused by Christmas trees kill roughly ten people every year. Are Christmas trees conspiring with their lights to traitorously wage war on Christians via suicidal self-combustion?

While the Washington Post has previously cautioned against making comparisons between events that inherently cause death (for example, a terror attack) and events that may cause death (like driving a car or riding in an elevator), it remains that being caught in the throes of a terror attack is just as coincidental a fate as choking — or rather, less coincidental, based on the data. One could die from a terror attack at an office building, but they could also die from an elevator accident in the same location.

Either way, many of the most pervasive forms of death — like heart attacks, cancer, and painkiller overdoses — are preventable, at least in part, through lifestyle choices. If Americans were as passionate about ending these killers as they are about battling ostensible Islamic terror, millions of lives might be saved.

If Americans’ fear of death were rooted in data and objectivity, they might drop their calls to ban Muslims. The recent rash of attacks against peaceful Muslims might wane. Eighty-three percent of registered voters might not fear an inevitable terror attack. A majority of Americans might not call for further military escapades in the Middle East, which will most assuredly kill countless innocent civilians — all so the ‘free and the brave’ can do their Christmas shopping sans an irrational fear of being blown up at the mall (though previous invasions have done little to quell that panic).

Rather, Americans might consider changing many elements of their everyday lives. They might alter their diets to reduce heart attacks, tackle their addictions to pharmaceuticals, remove their televisions from their homes, and, er, avoid the dangerous bovine masses they have come to resemble so closely.

I am not terrified of the terrorists; i.e., I am not, myself, terrorized. Rather, I am terrified of the terrorized; terrified of the bovine masses who are so easily manipulated by terrorists, governments, and the terror-amplifying media into allowing our country to slip toward totalitarianism and total war. – Dan Sanchez

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34 Comments on "10 Things More Likely to Kill You than Islamic Terror"

  1. Conveniently left out the big killings, thanks for deleting my first post..

    For anyone keeping
    score :
    People killed by radical
    Muslims on 9/11:
    2,996 KILLED.

    Muslim-Americans killed “in

    New York, NY
    1040 KILLED.
    Islamic terrorists
    detonate a massive truck bomb under the World Trade Center, killing six
    people and injuring over 1,000 in an effort to collapse the towers.

    Washington, DC
    184 KILLED.
    Nearly 200 people are
    killed when Islamic hijackers steer a plane full of people into the

    New York, NY
    2752 KILLED.
    Islamic hijackers steer
    two planes packed with fuel and passengers into the World Trade Center,
    killing hundreds on impact and eventually killing thousands when the
    towers collapsed. At least 200 are seriously injured.

    Many claim that because some killers are not muslim bred and born they are not Muslim.

    Remember if it looks like a chicken, sounds like a chicken ??

    Islam’s Latest Contributions to Peace :
    “Mohammed is Allah’s apostle. Those who
    follow him are harsh
    to the unbelievers but merciful
    to one another” Quran 48:29

    2015.12.11 (Kolofata, Cameroon) – Islamists strap a 13-year-old girl with
    explosives and send her into a house, killing at least
    eleven inside.

    2015.12.11 (Kabul, Afghanistan) – A guard is killed when a Taliban suicide
    bomber detonates at the Spanish embassy.

    2015.12.10 (Kamuya, Nigeria) – Religion of Peace activists bicycle into a
    village and massacre fourteen civilians, some by

    2015.12.10 (Mosul, Iraq) – A female teacher is dragged before a
    caliphate firing squad and executed.

    2015.12.10 (Tal Tamr, Syria) – Three suicide car bombers take out scores
    bystanders at a hospital and market square.

    2015.12.09 (Baghdad, Iraq) – A holy warrior with a suicide vest detonates
    at a Shiite mosque, sending eleven worshippers straight
    to Allah.

    I bet the libs will just love them when that is happening here, you seem to want it.

    Libs, in mass the largest bunch of infanticiders in this nation will be prime targets.

    • Assuming that you wish to be helpful with your comment, repeating accurate information, rather than the CIA/Mossad propaganda, is required. Repeating fraudulent information, that is published by the Likud Party that controls the US government, only continues the fraud. The 9-11 info you blogged is as fraudulent as the two alleged birth certificates of the alias, Barack H. Obama. Several persons learned his genuine identity, but were “neutralized.” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SnqvMgyhgYI

    • American clowns killed 500,000 children under 5 in Iraq and Madeleine Albright said it was a price worth paying. A million dead in Iraq from US war crimes and aggression and America moans about Muslims. 3.8 million dead Vietnamese, 5 million dead Koreans. None of their victims have even begun to pay those fat arrogant people back yet.

  2. Carey is conflating apples and oranges. While I understand the point of the article, the TRUTH HAS NO AGENDA: Islam is the problem. Study it for yourselves. Here’s, IMHO, the major problem, though I think that every person maimed or killed, and their families/friends would say that it doesn’t matter, that other causes of death are more likely to kill a person. Islam mandates a global caliphate with Sharia law (GOVERNMENT, A POLITICAL TOTALITARIAN IDEOLOGY forcing Islamic supremacy.) The very latest Pew poll shows the majority of Muslims living in the USA want Sharia law imposed. The Muslim Brotherhood, CAIR, ISNA, ICNA, MOS, MSA, etc., are working a ‘Civilization Jihad’, in which they are working stealthily, to grow their population numbers, to NOT ASSIMILATE, then gradually overthrow our gov’t, our Constitution and Bill of Rights and the INDIVIDUAL FREEDOMS which are guaranteed us, and which are being taken away from us as fast as Obama and the Progressives (neo-communists) can shred our founding laws. This was proven by the MB’s own documents found by our FBI, and put forward in the Holy Land Foundation trial. This ‘Civilization Jihad’ is in the Qur’an, hadiths, and suras. The Progressives, on both sides of the aisle, have been doing this, again stealthily, for ~100 yrs. Obama’s merely tying the bow, on their efforts. Communist Alinsky’s methods have worked as Americans trusted our gov’t, till recently, as millions of us wake up. Remember that Obama TAUGHT Alinsky’s ‘Rules for Radicals’ and Alinsky was actually Hillary Clinton’s mentor. She wrote a glowingly approving thesis in college about ‘Rules…’.

    So Islam, another POLITICAL TOTALITARIAN IDEOLOGY is merely using the same methods, as any totalitarian group does, be they Nazis, Communists, Maoists, Islamists, etc.

    Read ‘The Grand Jihad’ by McCarthy for the details of the perfidy in our gov’t, and just how far the Islamists (those who want a global caliphate and Sharia) have come. Obama has brought the MB and CAIR, high into our own gov’t. They are running policy on ISLAM, which would be like, during the Cold War, having the KGB in gov’t, telling gov’t there is no KGB.

    There is already a law on the books that was passed in 1952, forbidding the immigration of anyone in a group which intends to overthrow our gov’t. Islamists fit this definition:

    Public Law 414, June 27, 1952, Chapter 477, Page 163

    18 U.S. Code §2385 – Advocating overthrow of Government
    Just look at the HIJRAH in progress in the EU, and what the sad CITIZENS are having to put up with, it you wish to see where we’re headed. Sweden is now the rape capital of Europe, as rape is part of the Islamic belief system, and is in their trilogy (Qur’an, hadiths, suras), the Muslims are marching in the streets in several countries, demanding Sharia, and the dhimmitude of the native populace.
    And ALWAYS REMEMBER TAQIYYA, when dealing with Muslims, or listening to CAIR, or the MB leaders, or imams. Muslims are allowed to LIE to INFIDELS to protect or promote ISLAM. In a dar al-harb (House of War: a non-Muslim country NOT under Sharia) they are even allowed to other Muslims, TO DENY their own faith, as long as their heart and intent are pure, protecting and promoting Islam.

    • American arrogance is the problem and not Islam. Americans have been raping the whole world for decades. Americans are the most exceptional arrogant clowns God ever put breath into.

    • Islam sets new standards for totalitarianism, the Hadith even tells you how to relieve yourself and clean yourself afterward. I have no fear of Islamic terrorists, but their belief system scares me.

    • Christianity was always a bigger problem than Islam. Your constitution and bill of rights are merely frauds scribbled by slave owners and Indian killers. The declaration of Independence begins with a vile lie written to try and kid every one that murder and slavery were not the underpinning of your evil nation. “All men created equal” only an idiot would consider a statement like that from a bunch of racists and killers.

  3. Edgardo L. Perez-De Leon | December 12, 2015 at 12:21 pm |

    Many things kill more than than terrorism but do not terrorize. The purpose of terrorism is not to kill us but to force us to live in fear.

  4. Here in Europe we had 130 killed and 300 wounded by islamic terror in Paris a month ago. In the years 1529 and 1683 the ottoman muslims besieged Vienna. Had they not been driven back, we would have been muslims today. The partial islamisation of India had the cost of 80 mio. peoples lives. Islam is the most deadly ideology on earth.

    • The Americanisation of the world has killed 43 million people since 1945

      • Nope my friend, not so.

        • You seem like a fairly reasonable person working with some common sense ….So my question is how do you know ? You are so very sure and yet you weren’t there to see events happen or unfold you have no first hand experience . Most of what we read , hear and see is someone else’s perspective meaning that there is a skew. Most folks have an agenda one way or another. To rule out that your theory or the theory you parroted is exactly what happened is foolish. Another quick question for you how do you know Islam is deadly? Have you read it? Have you studied it? Seems to me that your perspective in general is quite skewed. It is important to see every perspective out there and maybe just maybe you might see a glimmer of truth. The powers that be have skewed the truth and always have been .

        • Lets count them then should we. Start with 5 million in Korea, 3.8 million in Vietnam, 800,000 in Cambodia, 200,000 in Laos, 1 million in Iraq, 1.5 million Iraqis starved to death with US sanction ( including 500,000 children under 5 of which Madeleine Albright said was a price worth paying. As you see the numbers are already mounting, so just add in all the people of Latin America and the Caribbean, How about Libya and all the rest.

      • The US create Islamic Terror on one side through supporting Muslims in Bosnia, Kosovo, Syria and mobilze our children on other side to fight evil that their own foreign policies have created – truly satanic way!

      • People being duped by the financial elite.

    • Right after Christianity…

  5. yEshUA ImmAnUEl * ben-'Adam | December 12, 2015 at 5:19 pm |

    John 6:33
    *33 For the bread of God is the bread that comes down from heaven and gives life to the world.”

  6. yEshUA ImmAnUEl * ben-'Adam | December 12, 2015 at 5:19 pm |

    Revelation *3:3
    Remember therefore how you have received and heard; hold fast and repent. Therefore if you will not watch, I will come upon you as a thief, and you will not know what hour I will come upon you.

  7. yEshUA ImmAnUEl * ben-'Adam | December 12, 2015 at 5:20 pm |

    Job 33:33
    But if not, then listen to me;
    be silent, and I will teach you wisdom.

  8. yEshUA ImmAnUEl * ben-'Adam | December 12, 2015 at 5:51 pm |

    Jeremiah *33:3
    ‘‘Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.’’

  9. yEshUA ImmAnUEl * ben-'Adam | December 12, 2015 at 5:51 pm |

    Ezekiel *33:
    30 “As for you, son of man, your people are talking together about you by the walls and at the doors of the houses, saying to each other, ‘Come and hear the message that has come from the Lord.’ 31 My people come to you, as they usually do, and sit before you to hear your words, but they do not put them into practice. Their mouths speak of love, but their hearts are greedy for unjust gain. 32 Indeed, to them you are nothing more than one who sings love songs with a beautiful voice and plays an instrument well, for they hear your words but do not put them into practice.
    *33 “When all this comes true—and it surely will—then they will know that a prophet has been among them.”

  10. yEshUA ImmAnUEl * ben-'Adam | December 12, 2015 at 5:52 pm |

    Samuel 22:33
    *33 ” God is my strength and power: and he makes my way perfect.”

  11. @Horse My LOL was about Isis renamed Climate Change. Did not read the article but simply the title alone was humorous to me.

  12. Thanks for this informative article about statistical odds. Knew some were fairly high, heart attacks / heart disease and car accidents for example. Did not know all them, nor had I done any maths. From a brief look though I could see Islamic Jihad Terrorism was not worth a loss of sleep. For example, lighting has a better chance.

  13. The math in this article is wrong. Including 2001 there has been an average of 200 deaths per year due to Islamic terror.

  14. Ken O’Grady is a clown!! The trade center was destroyed because of asbestos removal???? Oh, lord! And is the fault of the Jooooossss. Of course.

    • Ken O’Grady? Can you even read? You are clueless. I doubt that you can figure out what 2 + 2 is. Feel free to continue to live in blissful ignorance for all I care – you’ll feel right at home with millions of other sheeple. .

  15. Boo hoo ! Americans need to leave the rest of the world and make that safe.

  16. How about Christians and the crusades, the inquisition and the scriptures of the Old Testament that encourage mass murder, theft and rape. Deuteronomy 7:2 and how about Deuteronomy 21:12-14 which shows how to get a captive on her back.

  17. You are merely an ignorant racist American clown. The whole world knows that most rape is committed by Americans. Just ask the Pentagon! Or the women of Okinawa!

  18. I don’t forget the 43 million people murdered by the American empire since 1945 that only ever creates bomb craters all over the world. How about the millions of Indians murdered when the racists showed up to steal their land. Other empires built cities, canals, ports, roads and entire infrastructure. US empire only creates endless bomb craters on every continent.

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