ThinkProgress reports that, despite Pete King’s Islamophobia, non-Muslim terrorism is a bigger issue within America’s borders — by nearly double.
Yet as a January 2011 terrorism statistics report — compiled using publicly available data from the FBI and other crime agencies — from the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC) shows, terrorism by Muslim Americans has only accounted for a minority of terror plots since 9/11. Since the attacks on the Twin Towers and Pentagon, Muslims have been involved in 45 domestic terrorist plots. Meanwhile, non-Muslims have been involved in 80 terrorist plots.
In fact, right-wing extremist and white supremacist attacks plots alone outnumber plots by Muslims, with both groups being involved in 63 terror plots, 18 more plots than Muslim Americans have been involved in.
But, you know, the 9/11 attacks were visual spectacles, so math and facts become irrelevant within the lizard brain of a frightened poopy-pants wingnut. And there are the odds, too. Don’t forget Nate Silver’s calculation: your odds of dying in an airborne terror attack are 1 on 10,000,000. In other words, your chances of dying in a 9/11 style attack are nearly zero.
So, in light of the math, Pete King is investigating and demonizing Muslim-Americans because he has bigotry and phobia issues. He should probably seek a good therapist and a prescription for Lorazepam, and shut the hell up.